Friday, December 2, 2016

DIGGING IN

"Digging In" (10-27-16 031v2d) was just fussed from an earlier version of a newish pic. It's one of those many that I liked more at first and now, well, "meh." But I do love those tree roots. Maybe someday I'll get over to that tree-lined street at a different time of day and see what pix result then.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

AERATION

"Aeration" (12-6-09 8517v7a) may be one of my pix that only its mother could love, and I do. I just fussed it out of one of my oldest pix...a version thereof that had already been heavily fudged with years back. What to say about it. The post production on this one goes back years, and even what you see here is the result of a lot of fooling around today. (There are even two versions I saved today in back of/beneath this one, plus several I did not save.) Since it's been so massively edited it was going more and more readily wonky as I worked on it. So I was delighted when what I'm calling "Aeration" popped on my screen. A breath of fresh air, to say the least. (Probably best viewed in a larger version for the details, so if you'd like, click on the image.)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

THE WIND'S UP

"The Wind's Up" (11-29-16 013v3) was just now fixed up from a two day old pic. (That same batch of pix yesterday's pic is from: of that gloriously windy morning.) Not much done to it. A big cropping (the original takes in much more in the foreground), some sharpening, and then a bit of fussing to lighten those trees on the left, and get the colors and contrasts "right."

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THE ISLANDS GO UP IN SMOKE

"The Islands Go Up In Smoke" (11-29-16 015v2) was taken yesterday and fussed into presentable shape just now. What a glorious day it was! All blustery, and ranging from comfortably warm when the sun came out from behind the many clouds, to very chily, cold even, when it was hidden. And the trees! How they writhed in the gusts. So I pulled the collar of my jacket up and kept my hands stuffed in my sleeves for warmth as I enjoyed the show. BTW, all I did to this pic was realign it (I couldn't tell at all, given that behind-the-clouds-sun-glare, how the pic was lined up), crop it, and do a bit of sharpening and very slight color adjustment. Oh, and "Islands"? The Channel Islands, they tend to come and go in terms of visibility out there.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

DECISION POINT

"Decision Point" (10-15-16 017v2) is a fairly recent pic and has appeared on my dreams&poetry blog. I was just at this ocean view this morning and what a glorious day. Very windy and cold, with moments of warming sun when the many white clouds would permit. I don't recall the day of this pic in particular, but from the color cast of this photo I'd say it was a slightly hazy day. Though too much bright sun can do the same thing to a pic (at least with the only working camera I have left to use these days). To be honest, I don't think there's any weather I would not enjoy at this ocean overlook park. (As long as I'm dressed appropriately, as I was this morning. :-D) As to this pic, I didn't do a whole lot to it, other than crop it for optimum posting/printing proportions, and fuss at the contrast and focus a wee bit.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

GET THE MESSAGE?

"Get the Message" (10-11-16 020v2) is a recent pic, used a little while back on my dreams&poetry blog. I'm in a bit of a rush or I might go searching for something else. It leaves me a little flat today. And that white sky bothers me. I did try getting some little bit of blue into it, but couldn't without messing with all the other colors in the pic. Ah well, maybe the message is to accept things as they are (wry little smile).

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

THAT HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING

"That Hole in the Middle of Everything" (9-27-14 009v2g) was just now tortured from a previous version of an old photo. Underneath which other previous versions were at one time. In other words, I've morphed this particular "edition" of this photo many times. And I'm really not certain this one is worth posting, but my mood is such I really don't care. I put a lot of effort into it and there is that about it that draws me. So here it is anyway.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

THE LIGHT WITHIN

"The Light Within" (10-20-16 015v3c) was just now "completed" from a version I made yesterday of a rather new pic. I'd been going through my recent folders as part of my archiving/deleting project and found this folder had a bunch of pix I'd not even worked on yet. It was especially fun to work on this photo as I love stag horn ferns. And this particular stag horn always tries to grow out around that corner toward brighter light, making for some interesting photos over the years. When I saw how inverting the colors on this pic made it look back lit from inside the building, I thought, "The real light comes from within anyway." So I saved the inversion, and took the photo's colors back toward the more natural. I also fussed with the texture to get that sort of water color effect.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

HARVEST MOON

"Harvest Moon" (6-28-09 2988v4e) is (can you guess?) on old version of one of my oldest pix. It's been sitting in its folder for a long time, accompanied by (of course) many other versions. I didn't initially want to post it. It in fact, I worked assiduously on a new version (through several lengthy re-workings) but just couldn't get it right. (That one is called "By the Dark of the Moon" so you might get an idea of its colors and mood.) Then I caught sight of this one again and realized I really do like it much more. So here 'tis! Along with a HAPPY THAKSGIVING greeting to all.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

GANESH SOUNDS OFF

"Ganesh Sounds Off" (7-23-09 4124v4a) was just fussed from a very old version of another of my oldest pix taken over 7 years ago. BTW, I see Ganesh in this tree photo: his trunk going up in the air on the right, his head and large eye near the middle. (The tree is still there but in sad shape, mostly I think due to the drought, as too many trees are now. But it still looks like a "trumpeting Ganesh" to me.) I worked on several other pix of different sorts, but I guess I needed to be reminded of Ganesh's benevolence and strength after a particularly physically and emotionally hard long walk to the ocean overlook park. I hasten to add, I still enjoyed the walk. It was just stressful and I sort of wished I'd had Ganesh to smooth the way, in his capacity as "Remover of Obstacles," smile. Also, you might want to click on the image for a larger version to see the details.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

THE PAST ALWAYS RISES

"The Past Always Rises" (7-28-09 4466v2c) was just now morphed from a very old version of one of my oldest pix. Yeah, the past sure does always rise, just as it did in choosing this pic to work on today. In more or less altered form, true, but still the past nevertheless. Despite my mood I will admit I like this pic. You might notice a similarity of effect between it and yesterday's pic. That comes from the polar coordinate/polar to rectangular filter I don't use very often as its effect (at least to my eye) usually takes a lot of re-adjusting. But in today's pic the effect worked as it first showed up. Which I was grateful to see as I'd spent a lot of time earlier on a realistic sky-scape that wasn't working out and was getting bleary eyed.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

BROKEN RAINBOW

"Broken Rainbow" (09-02-09 6439v2hh) was just now re-morphed (for the umpteenth time) from one of the oldest versions of one of my earliest pix. I think I have more abstract versions of its source photo than of any other among the 12,000 pix on my computer. Not sure why. The original is an awkward rose pic that has some interesting petal shapes at its center, that I could never get to work as a realistic pic. But has generated a host of fun abstracts. Sorta like life, ey? Yah never know where something may go based on how it looks. Like, even rainbows can break and still be beautiful (if I may be so bold as to use that word anywhere near one of my pix, smile).

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

DAWN BREAKS THROUGH

"Dawn Breaks Through" (9-20-14 016v2e) was recently morphed from an old pic. Kinda, sorta like it. Probably mostly for its color combo; delicious! BTW, it's best viewed in a larger version to see the details, so click on the image if you're interested.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

LIGHTING

"Lighting" (2-18-15 009v2) was recently fixed up from an old pic. One of those I'd always thought had possibilities but despaired of ever getting to "work." Well, I think I've finally managed to do so. Mostly by finding the "right" crop after properly aligning it. Which was a more lengthy process than one might imagine; lots of trial and error involved. The rest was just slight color adjustment, a jot of diffusing, and a wee bit of sharpening.

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