Sunday, May 28, 2017

THE PROMISE

"The Promise" (5-27-17 015v2) was just fixed up a little bit from a pic taken a couple of days ago. Shots of this view have appeared here a lot. This one I particularly like because those delightful curving clouds echo the curving of the ocean waves against the shore. I tried lightening the dark sections at the left side/bottom, but it detracted somehow from the clouds and ocean when lighter. And that area did pretty much look this way live. Of course, as I've said here before, what is perceived "live" doesn't always work within the limits of a photo. 'Nuff said. I like the pic as it is.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

CONTAINMENT

"Containment" (5-27-17 023v3) was taken yesterday and just fussed with this morning. What else to say? I've said many times here how much I love looking at these eucalyptus roots. It was a good late morning to take the bunch of shots this one is among. It was still a little hazy so there weren't any of the usual extremely bright spots of sunlight coming through to make the resulting shots problematic (for me and my lack of expertise). I could just endlessly fool with the shapes/lines of this pic and not have to somehow incorporate/recolor distracting white splotches. :-) And this pic is best viewed in a larger version because of all the little details; so just click on the image if you're curious.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

LOVE ASCENDANT

"Love Ascendant" (7-3-13 005v4) was just fudged with a bit. It was an old version of (guess what :-D) an even older pic. I'm surprised I hadn't posted it before, although it's possible I did. I have less and less patience these days for tracking those sorts of things. Even if it was posted before it would have been a long time ago. And I did make some improvements to it today ... at least I think I did.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

EYE ON SUMMER

"Eye on Summer" (7-11-13 005v7h) is a very old version of a very old pic, just now fussed with a little bit. A small amount of cropping and color intensifying, but basically the same old version. Love these bright colors.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

FISHING FOR THE LIGHT

"Fishing for the Light" (5-20-18 006v2) was morphed a couple days ago from a new pic, and just now slightly color adjusted (only adding that wee bit of pale aqua to its basic black and white). It's still a little bit apparent (at least to me :-D) that the shot was up into a willow tree against a sunny sky. Try clicking on the image if you'd like to see more of the details. In fact, this is one of those pix that looks (IMHO) considerably better in a larger version.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

BELLY UP TO THE BAR, GUYS!

"Belly Up to the Bar, Guys!" (5-2-10 10048v2) was just now tortured out of a very old pic of mine. I do so love looking at these sorts of leaves (canna). Only thing better than that is to fuss at a pic of them until it would squeal if it could.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

SEMAPHORE

"Semaphore" (5-14-17 004v2b) was just fussed yesterday out of a very new pic. I frequently pass this tree on my walks and this was the first time I've taken any shots of it. I was actually trying to capture the contrast between the bright yellow dandelions and tiny purple flowers around its "feet." But that came to nothing as the sun was too bright on the yellow and other patches of the pic. But in trying for that pic, I had become so fond of the tree's trunk and large curvy branches that I went haring off after a version emphasizing them. This is one of four versions in the folder at present. :-) I'd suggest clicking on the image in order to see the details; I fudged a lot with the "texture."

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

YES, THERE ONCE WAS A FLOWER

"Yes, There Once Was A Flower" (5-2-10 10036ev2) was just morphed from (as so often) an old version of a very old pic. Nothing much else to say about it, as it's clearly been heavily fudged with in Photoshop. I like the original, unfussed with pic quite a bit, but it was just too cheery for my mood to handle today. And I kept seeing all the shadows and shapes just begging to be brought out and exaggerated ... which, of course, meant I was off and running ... er... editing ... I never run anywhere, not this old lady. Hm, OK, here below is the version that underlies the above pic (5-2-10 10036e):

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Friday, May 19, 2017

FENCE SITTERS

"Fence Sitters" (8-10-16 022v2) was taken last August on one of my first long walks to the ocean (I'd only begun walking off our grounds in July and had been building up slowly to longer treks like to the ocean). It's been sitting on the fence, if you will, in its folder since then. I've had a devil of a time finding and/or working on a photo today that I could feel at least OK about posting. So I was rather relieved to run into it, pretty much ready to post and not too awful (even with a couple of little problems I'm just going to ignore for now ... LOL).

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

JACARANDA JOY

"Jacaranda Joy" (5-18-17 008v2a) ... not a very original title but I'm more interested at this point in getting it posted. What a delight to see these trees blossom. The shots I took of this one were tough ones: mid-day sun (could you tell, with all that white "dusting"?)... but at least the sun was to my back. Then, the color lavender is difficult in all sorts of things, not only photos (wall paint, for instance, or underwear: it always goes grey really fast). In one of the other pix I took of this tree today the blossoms came out much more to the blue end of the spectrum. Even in this one to get a good lavender was quite a challenge and I haven't fully succeeded. But it was still fun, always is, no matter how a pic turns out.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SLIP KNOT

"Slip Knot" (5-16-16 011v3) was just morphed yesterday from a photo taken a few hours earlier. This is that fave willow I often sit on my walker under for a rest stop and/or to draft poems and/or to take pix. I particularly like the vaguely dark mood of this pic. Which came to the fore when I inverted the b&w version so there was more black in it than white. It's cool in full color, too, but not quite as intriguing, IMHO.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

THE DISPLAY

"The Display" (7-09-09 3581ev2) was just fudged out of a very old version of one of my oldest pix. And, yes, if you're seeing any resemblance to the sorts of images folk often see in Georgia O'Keeffe's large, open blossom paintings, I do intend that in this pic. Of course, I make no claim to any artistry, just to having fun and doing my best to produce a "not too awful" pic. BTW, as I've said here before, I rarely start working with a pic with a particular aim. An aim or focus usually comes along only as I see what develops with any changes I intuitively make at the start.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

ABOVE & BELOW

Don't know why "Above & Below" (5-14-17 007v2) tickles me, but having that palm shadow and the wonderful old eucalyptus in the same shot do. This is a brand new pic, just taken two days ago on my first long walk in two weeks. I often sit on that corner and watch the Isla Vista wild life (so to speak) go by. It was heaven to be there again.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

GIVING LIP TO THE LIGHT

I've had "Giving Lip to the Light" (4-3-17 038v2) around for a little while. It's only slightly fudged from the original (cropping and a wee bit of contrast work). I have a couple of little doubts about it but whenever I go through the folder of pix it's in, it jumps out at me, begging to be posted. :-) So, here 'tis.

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