Thursday, September 29, 2016

LATTER DAY PETROGLYPH

"Latter Day Petroglyph" (10-3-11 11324v10b) was just morphed from (yup) an old version of a much older pic. It was the side product of a lengthy effort to produce a pic for my dreams&poetry blog post this morning. Glad I saved it as, honestly, I like it more (though not unreservedly) than the one I ultimately settled on to go with today's poem (click here to see that post).

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

RAGING HORMONES

"Raging Hormones" (10-3-11 11324v15i) was just morphed from an old version of (yes) an even older pic. It was heavily influenced by a conversation I had not even an hour ago with a woman friend about the title subject. Yeah, even at this far end of life some of us women find ourselves in this situation. I, for one, even vaguely pity any man who might strap on a pair and take me on. ROTFLMAO! (Google it if you don't know what it means. :-D)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NO ESCAPING THE GHOSTS

"No Escaping the Ghosts" (10-3-11 11324v15h) was just morphed from an old version of an even older pic. Lots of fudging done here, layer after layer. The most obvious (and about the only one I specifically recall as I just did it, along with color and contrast adjustments) being the glowing lines filter in Photoshop. Also lots of fussing to counteract a tendency to go wonky, given it's been so over-edited. Somehow that's fitting, though. As if "wonky" is just another way to say "filled with ghosts of the past."

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Monday, September 26, 2016

A VISIT FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

It's a very hot day so my walk to the beach was rather low energy, and my mood was not great to begin with. But I was still managing to be distracted (it's the only way to describe what happens) into enjoying the day. So when I looked up from maneuvering my walker around some obstacle to see the Channel Islands ("A Visit from the Channel Islands" 9-26-16 007v2) shining there in the ocean I yipped out loud with joy. I've never seen them this clearly. In fact, have rarely even seen a hint of them. And the ocean was filled with UCSB student surfers, and the sun was making gems on the ocean. Wow. It made the even hotter walk home well worth it.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

THE REMAINS OF HOPE

"The Remains of Hope" (7-28-09 4466v3) was just morphed from one of my oldest pix. And, yes, it reflects my on-going (and worsening) mood these days. (These many days, actually more like months now.) At least doing this pic work and writing poetry gives me some relief, taking me as they do into a somewhat different state of consciousness. As do taking long walks and encountering wonderful old trees. At least for a bit. As to this pic, I didn't do a whole lot to it. But it had already been worked on years ago so has older fudging beneath and effecting what I did today.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

IN BLACK & WHITE

"In Black & White" (9-2-16 010v2) is a rather new pic, just fudged with today. Had a devil of a time naming it. It looks sort of stormy but those clouds were not storm clouds and I'd guess some folk would know that. And I've used the device of calling an odd pic a dream a bit too often. So I gave up on trying for a more interesting name and used the obvious. And, yes, I both like this pic, and don't like it (due to an issue of visual balance that I stopped trying to fix). I do find its moodiness very appealing. Reflects what mine is like most of the time these days.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

LIVING ROOM

"Living Room" (9-21-16 014v2b) is from a brand new pic. I also like the straight forward shot, but it has a big problem I can't seem to balance out. So I took it in this different direction as I do like the overall pic. Of course, it loses some of the obvious humor of that couch facing the curb between those trees. At least it gave me a laugh when I saw it there. This version pleases me, too, though, and is better balanced visually than the straight forward one.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

THE DAY GLIDES AWAY

"The Day Glides Away" (9-21-16 033v2) is another brand new pic. I had much difficulty getting the contrast and colors to even sort of work, along with a graininess problem that a lot of color fudging often introduces. So (as usual) I'm still not completely happy with the results of my efforts. But (also as usual) there's enough about it I do like -- the mood and those light filled clouds -- that I'm posting it anyway.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ORCHESTRATING THE COLORS

"Orchestrating the Colors" was taken yesterday and fussed into this shape just now. I made two other versions I saved, and several others I deleted along the way. And can you guess? Of course you can (if you've been reading this blog for any time at all): though I like this version most of all, it pleases me less now that I've been looking at it a while. Won't go into why, as I really like the over all colors but particularly that succulent (is that was it is?) in its sun struck coat of many colors. Even the original photo before my fudging, has an array of (more subtle but still bright) colors as the sun was coming through it from the top and behind. Which was what drew me to take pix. I was tired and achy, and still had a good walk yet to get home. But some things outweigh even old arthritic bones.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

THE FOG BURNS OFF

Not sure I'm all that happy with "The Fog Burns Off" (9-2-16 009v2) but haven't any time left to work up any other pic. And, to be honest, there is something about it a like a lot. I just have trouble with its composition (that sea horizon it too close to dead center) and that dark tree in the upper left is a little distracting). But, hey, I like the over feeling it gives me (like what I felt looking at this scene live) and that's more than I can say about many of my pix.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

UNDER THE CANOPY

"Under the Canopy" (9-15-16 004v2a) was taken looking up from underneath that favorite jacaranda I pass on my walks to the ocean. I have a slew of different shots of the great array of leafed and bare branches one sees on looking up. And I particularly like the shapes and lines of the bare branches in this shot. I'm not so happy with the title. Especially as something about this shot makes me think of horned animals. But I could not come up with something in that vein that worked.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

FRENCH BRAID

"French Braid" (9-15-16 013v2) is one of many shots I took of the spine of this waving palm frond. It was actually great fun to stand there, waiting for the wind bursts to stop and leave that spine at rest (oh so briefly) in full view again so I could snap a pic. Also, the shadows on this frond varied as there were other palms in the periphery also getting moved in the breezes. My first thought on seeing this frond was "Zipper!" The black and white versions (regular and inverted) actually look more like zippers. This one, especially once I'd done some minor fussing at it, began to look more like a french braid. (Something I've never learned how to do or had done with my own long hair, though I like the look.)

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

NO WAY OUT

The original for "No Way Out" (9-15-16 018v2) was taken yesterday and just worked on this morning. Not a whole lot, though. Some cropping, color saturation, some use of the diffuse filter, and a little sharpening.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

LIFE IN THE DEPTHS

"Life in the Depths" (5-7-12 11877ev7a) was just now morphed from an old version of an even older photo of mine. And, as I often say here, I liked it much more when it first popped up on my screen. However, there's really no pleasing me these days, no matter what. (I'm beginning to think S.A.D. is making my miserable state of mind even worse.) Yet it does still have its appeal, mostly the colors.

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