Monday, April 16, 2018

SPRING POURS OUT

"Spring Pours Out" (4-13-18 008v4) was just now morphed from a pic taken a few days ago. And it did feel like spring were pouring forth (despite the high winds that put quite a chill on things when they hit at just about every corner). Have several other pix of these eucalyptus tree roots, and (of course) even a few new versions already of the original pic for today's post.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

A COVEY OF SPRING MISSiLES

"A Covey of Spring Missiles" (4-13-18 024v2) was just taken two days ago and fussed with this morning. Not exactly over the moon about it (some missiles don't go very far, do they?), but I'm so fond of these blossoms and their rather phallic early stage shapes I'm posting the pic anyway. I also really enjoy their fully open state, like bright colored trumpets in the sunlight. In fact, when I walked back this same way maybe an hour later that largest blossom had begun to unfurl its trumpet petal shape. I'd've taken a shot but the deepening shadows made even the slim chance of it coming out highly doubtful. And it was an extremely high-wind day ... hey, you try to keep your walker and baseball cap from blowing away as you balance precariously on arthritic knees, and all while trying to assess, frame, and snap a pic! Who's an octopus?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

IT'S SHADOWS THAT CREATE FORM

"It's Shadows That Create Form" (12-30-17 009v12b) was just fussed with a little more from a several months old version of a pic taken the end of last year. I'm stumbling across lots of "unfinished" (sic: not yet endlessly fudged with :-D) pix, as I'm having to get back to seriously deleting and archiving photos. I blush to admit I have 13,400 pix on this poor computer. Yeah, it's been suggested many times I put them all on a thumb drive. For various reasons, that doesn't work for me. (I do have an external drive, to which I back up all text and pix, once a month, however.) Anyway, today's pic was clearly heavily fudged with. And I have more versions of it's original source photo than I care to admit to (blush).

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

SPRING AMBLES ALONG

"Spring Ambles Along" (4-8-18 014v2) is the first new pic I've posted here in a while, taken a couple of days ago, and just fussed at this morning. I've posted many other pix of this vine, in various seasons and weather and time of day. It grows along a long wall I pass regularly on my long walks and always grabs my attention ... whether I take out my camera or not. And has done so for the ten years I've been living here in CA. I didn't do a lot to this pic. Some sharpening, but also a small amount of blurring, believe it or not. Some increase of color contrast, and a bit of cropping, also. I initially attempted to change the cast of the light in this pic (i.e., the ever so vague, very pale, almost not green at all, glare, if you will) but this is how the wall looked in that mid-day light. So I've left it. And (need I even say it) I've already got other versions percolating ... rather "artsy" (i.e., not fully realistic) and I'm sure I'll develop some that are not at all representational. BTW, it looks like I'm going to be able to take more regular walks again. If I discipline myself not to go on them too frequently in any one week at first, but build up slowly again.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE

"Every Which Way But Loose" (6-28-09 2988v8) was just now morphed from an earlier (already much fudged with) version of a very old original pic of mine. What else to say about it? Again (as mentioned in my previous post's comments) it's evidence of my fondness for bright colors on a black background. In this one, I've also played around with the slide bars under the "blocks" filter. Of course, there's so much editing (both new and years old) beneath this particular photo version it's a small miracle it hasn't gone wonky to the max. I have brand new pix I haven't even loaded to my computer yet, but just haven't had the time. That's not a complaint. It's good to be busy. Despite any mood swings (that continue to be rather intense) or external "issues," I'm enjoying the slow advent of spring.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WIDE OPEN OM

"Wide Open Om" (6-28-09v5d) was just morphed from (as often) an old version of an even older pic. In fact, one of my oldest original pix. It's rather astounding that it hasn't gone totally wonky on me long since, given how much editing its many versions have been through over the years. And, yeah, I know, anyone brave enough to have been following this blog even in a haphazard way, will recognize how readily I'm seduced by bright colors on black. Also, that I have great fun fooling around with the various gauges (slide bars?) under the "underpainting" filter.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

DAY'S END

"Day's End" (6-28-09 2985v7) was taken in the same rose garden as the one I morphed into yesterday's pic post. At about the same time. The title is meant to include other types of endings: summer into fall, life into what comes after. As to what was done to this photo, I fussed at it using various functions/filters in Photoshop to get that water color effect. But it was when I applied a deep warming color filter that it became a pic I could really like. Without that warm color filter, it's a nice enough pic of pretty roses, but has no real heart.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

SEEDING THE ROSES

Seeding the Roses" (6-27-09 2929v3b) was just morphed out of an old morph of an even older version of a pic in just about the oldest folder I have of photos. (All of the photos in that folder are even a bit glitchy: age or just over-editing? I can't rename them, or copy or even cut them to move them to a current folder.) Roses are coming out in our memorial rose garden which is why I think I was drawn to this old folder. It has some pix of a climbing rose vine on our retirement community grounds that hasn't produced such gorgeous blossoms in years as it did back then. However, what I really need to do is take some new pix of the flora beginning to show itself around here. Like those few new blooms and buds in the rose garden. Was going to make excuses (such as achy joints), none of which really hold water as once I start taking photos I'm always perfectly happy and have to force myself to stop.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A CONFUSION OF SEASONS

"A Confusion of Seasons" (5-13-10 10014v2k) was fussed today out of a much older version of an even older original pic of mine. Nothing much else to say except it's clearly been heavily Photoshopped. And that the title just about describes an experience I have the further I advance into my senior years. Though, in keeping with the title, sometimes it feels more like reverting than advancing ... :-D.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

THE PATH NOT TAKEN

"The Path Not Taken" (3-21-10 10004v7), yep, old version, of older pic of mine. All I did today was crop it a wee bit and clarify it slightly. And, yes, the title is a take off on the title of/line in the famous poem by Robert Frost (The Road Not Taken). The more I age (and the decline becomes inevitably steeper) the more I think about the roads/paths not taken. In the case of the pic, it resulted from doing what I usually do when I see something intriguing. I not only look right at it from different angles, but behind me, where I just came from. That gander sometimes produces an even more interesting viewpoint. In the case of this old but "refurbished" pic, I'd been looking at and taking pix of a large tree to the left of the palm in this one. Turning around netted me that little path into the bushes and the lovely textures on the palm trunk.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

PETRIFIED WINGS

"Petrified Wings" (3-21-10 10005ev4a) was just further fussed out of an old version (yup!) of an even older original pic of mine. What else to say, it sort of reflects my mood today. Wings may be lost to fear, to age, to any number of things, but somehow things go on and there's even some joy and appreciation along the way. Like the pleasure I get from looking at and fudging with the shadows/colors and patterns in these white stone wings ...

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET, OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME?

"Is That A Gun In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?" (3-21-10 10046ev5a) was just fixed up a bit from a very old version of an much older pic of mine. If you don't recognize that title quote from an old movie, google it. Or just let your imagination go with what's central in this pic. :-) Other than that reference, I kinda sorta like the pastel painting effect in this version of the photo, as well. But to be honest, if I had the time I'd work on this pic a bit more. (Now, now, watch those associations!)

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Friday, March 23, 2018

IN THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE LEOPARD

"In the Footprints of the Leopard" (3-24-10 10006v6b) was just now morphed from an old version of a much older original pic of mine. One I've been torturing into all sorts of shapes and colors and textures recently. Well, this old lady has to find her fun somewhere, doesn't she?

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

ALL PATHS CONVERGE

"All Paths Converge" (3-24-10 10006v2c) was just now morphed from an old version of one of my oldest original pix. Nothing much to say about it. One day I'll save all the versions that lie beneath any abstract I finally make the "final" version. (I.e., decide that it's at least postable here, if not any great shakes.) I don't think anyone would believe how many there often are. I just get "on the scent" of something and keep on keepin' on. Though I have to admit today's is not really as satisfying as others I've tortured out of my pix. But it'll do on this blue mood, rainy day.

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