Friday, February 15, 2019

BUBBLING TO THE SURFACE

"Bubbling to the Surface" (3-18-16 d&P) was previously posted on my dreams&poetry blog almost three years ago. I stumbled across it as I was looking through my pix on that blog for something to go with today's poem there. I found a more appropriate photomorph for the poem post, but decided "Bubbling..." would make a decent pic for today's post here. It's one of those that immediately pleases me but after I've taken a couple more ganders at it, find myself thinking: meh ... something's missing, or present that doesn't fit. So it's ultimately another photo to work on when I finally load a good editing program to this new computer. In the meantime, I share it here as I do really like the color combo and the "texture."

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

MUSTACHIO MASQUERADE

What I said back in 2014 when I first posted this pic still applies: "Sorry 'bout MUSTACHIO MASQUERADE (4-15-14 017v4). I kept seeing handlebar mustaches on these irises and that's what I tried to bring out. Why green? Well, why mustaches on irises. I don't know. I just like this odd combination of colors, I guess." And that quote begs the question, why re-post it? Hey, it gave me a laugh on a sad morning. Maybe it'll do the same for someone else.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NOSTALGIA

"Nostalgia" (4-16-14 008v3) is another re-post, from October of 2013. And I still like how it puts me in mind of a hand-tinted daguerreotype. Though I still also have a wee bit of problem with how that yellow stands out. Well, once I have a good pic editing program on my new computer I can try toning that area down. However, I'm really beginning to see how the time for fudging at a pic may really be past. I had a friend many, many years ago (my one and only truly helpful poetry teacher) who claimed some artistic efforts always remain "flawed gems." :-) Then there's that Japanese aesthetic I've shared here many times that at one level says: nothing's perfect. (The other two levels are: nothing lasts, and nothing's finished.)

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Monday, February 11, 2019

THE NEST

"The Nest" (8-18-18 d&p, 8-17-18 017v2 adobe) was posted on my dreams&poetry blog late this summer, taken on one of my increasingly rare long walks. I have not given up on taking those walks again; it's just going to take time, and the advent of warmer weather. Yeah, the chill never bothered me in winters here before. But I wasn't on my way to 76 and I do think I'm becoming ever more sensitive to colder temperatures. But to this pic: as I've said here many, many times I love these sorts of tree roots. And have gazillions of pix of them. On my old computer: yup, still haven't gotten my 13,000 pix copied over to this new 'puter. I copied the blogger posting coding for this one which is how I can have it appear in a new post here. (That's what I've been doing with all the re-posts of pix I've been making since getting this new 'puter.)

In the meantime, I've also been having fun taking print screens of pix on my blogs that I like. Cropping off all the extraneous stuff using Windows 10 Photos program, then fooling around with them further with other editing functions this program offers. "Photos" in Windows 10 isn't at all sophisticated. (Boy, do I miss MS Picture Manager! But, from the research I've done, it'd be worth my sanity to download it.) However, "Photos" is allowing me to have pix of my own on my logged-in screen again. And a little bit of fun seeing what I can accomplish with a bare bones editing program, by combining and re-combining effects offered, etc.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

HER DNA THROWS A PARTY

"Her DNA Throws A Party" (3-22-18 d&p) was posted on my dreams&poetry blog in March of 2018. That must've been some party. I'm still feeling massively hung over! Metaphorically speaking as I don't drink. However, I do get sugar hang-overs from too much of any refined carb. In any case, I probably have had more fun with this title than the pic itself. It's one I'd like to work on a wee bit once I have good photo editing programs all loaded on my new computer. Yeah, that's still in progress. If I've noted anything at all about getting older and older, is how much slower I am to make changes. Even ones that are supposedly for the better. Life long experience has taught me everything's much more complicated than one would want. And the outcomes one is aiming for, are never, ever assured.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

WINTER TABLEAU

"Winter Tableau" (1-29-14 005v2) was posted here five years ago, the day after I'd taken it. I've always wondered if I should somehow blur that brand name on the bottle. But the photo won't ever be truly published so I have left that certain to be frustrating task alone. Enjoying the pic as it is. It's one of those rare ones in my considerable (now 13,000) herd that needed hardly any cropping or fussing at all. BTW, it was a "found photo." I.e., this arrangement was just sitting there as I came up to the rose garden where this table was (is). I later learned that it was a good friend of mine who'd put the rose in the bottle; he'd come across it, cut from the garden and languishing on the table. It just hits me my photo was a second time that it got "rescued" that day. :-)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

BELLY UP


"Belly Up" (tthabol 4-12-12) is another really old pic of mine, posted here in 2012. It's smoothness and lack of complication really appeals to me right now. Maybe even more than it did back then, when it was more the result of experimenting with color changes in Photoshop (which I'd not had on my 'puter very long). Though why I named it belly "up" I don't know. It's belly seems to be going in the other direction. :-) Well, maybe I was punning on that expression "belly up to the bar"? And I suppose I could rename it, but none occurs to me right now. I'm just enjoying it's shapes and colors. BTW, those lines/shapes were not introduced in Photoshop. They are from the original photo of a huge succulent (cactus?), cropped in extremely close.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

PRISONERS OF PERCEPTION

"Prisoners of Perception" (posted earlier here on 10-28-13) ... what can I say about this one? It's generated a host of versions/crops over the years. This one comes closest to what I recall the original looked like. (The unfussed with shot has long since vanished, I believe, though once I have all my old pix on this new computer it may turn up. Stranger things have happened.) When I say "looked like" I don't mean to say this version was heavily fudged with in Photoshop. It wasn't. I cropped it nine ways to Sunday trying to find the best one. And increased color contrast and so forth. But this is the scene the original pix was (is?) of. I took it at the French Festival, and that table and bowl belonged to a Tarot card reader. I'd just had a reading and got permission to take a shot. I was intrigued by the contrast between those stark bars/shadows in the background, and the bright table cloth with its bowl of colors.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

LAMENTATION

"Lamentation" (tthabol 9-18-13) has appeared here previously. It's one of my faves. (I'm finding I like more of my old pix than I thought, as I go through them looking for ones to re-post here until I have my new computer all set up to do photo work again.) The color combo in this has been at the top of my "most liked" list since childhood. But I also like the soft, suggestiveness of the shapes of this stag horn leaf. Oh, also the kinda sorta water color effect.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

WAITING FOR THE LAST UNICORN

"Waiting for the Last Unicorn" is an old favorite of mine, posted here earlier (8-15-13). It puts me in mind of those unicorn tapestries of the 15th century. No unicorn, but somehow it has the atmosphere of those old wall hangings. (At least to my eye.) It's intriguing, too, that I've not since been able to duplicate the sort of tapestry texture of this pic version. It was probably mostly an artifact of being only a very small corner of a bigger photo. I.e., that considerable cropping messed in an unusual way with the focus. Plus anything else I may have done to it at the time, such as a combo of Photoshop filters. (BTW, I think my "last unicorn," metaphorically speaking, did finally arrive fairly recently. Offering a very different sort of "magic" from any I've known or imagined!)

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Friday, February 1, 2019

PORTRAIT

"Portrait" (posted here earlier on 7-31-13) was a lot of fun to morph. What else can I say? The original is of a friend against a white brick wall. He wanted a good pic of himself for professional use. Poor dear! I took several and none worked out. I'm just not a people photographer. I've long since stopped saying yes to people's wheedling that I try to take any. And look what I did with this early failed attempt at a "portrait." He laughed when he saw it, though if he'd been recognizable in it I doubt he would have. :-)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

SUN BATH

"Sun Bath" (6-22-13 tthabol) is another in my series of re-posts here. It's one I'd recommend viewing in a larger version as it has a lot of "texture" to it, so just click on the image if you are interested.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

[UNTITLED 1]

[Untitled 1] is a re-post from mid-2013. At the time I was unsure of the color combo, but on this viewing I really like it. As it's untitled I immediately thought it would be fun to give it a name. But none has occurred to me. I suppose if I took some time I could come up with one that reflects that sort of "autumn on its way" that I see in that "sky." However, it ain't happenin'. So it remains nameless.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

HEY! MAKE WAY!

"Hey! Make Way!" (in screen shots folder) is an edited version of a pic I posted here a long time ago. I've been learning to use the photo editing functions that come with Windows 10 and they're no great shakes. But in the process, I'm getting a more thorough sense of how the masses of new info (to me) in Windows 10 all fits together. In this case, the only editing I did that worked, was to improve the clarity (a rather weak sort of sharpening like that in Photoshop), cropped off the excess screen shot info around the edges, and rotated the pic 90 degrees clockwise. The result is a version I'm itching to get at in a more sophisticated editing program ... and that will eventually be possible. Probably a free one, such as GIMP. And lest I forget, I've also learned how to load new photos from my camera. The big problem there? No color saturation on printing, and no such function on Windows 10/Photos to increase the saturation (or even contrast) -- at least in a reasonable way. Making for very pale or way too dark, unusable prints. GIMP or some such program should help me deal with this issue. Sigh. As the expression goes: If it's not one thing, it's another. :-)

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