Saturday, January 5, 2013


Between the Devil & the Deep Blue is another old picture, just re-worked last night. I was hunched over my computer screen, going through folder after folder of photos. Editing those that drew my eye, but discarding almost all of the attempts. When this one finally resulted I decided I'd go with it for today's post. Though I'm not really content with it, it's by far the most interesting of what I produced last night. It's also one of those I think that supports what a friend said decades back on viewing my watercolors, that I should have been a textile designer. Another friend later said I should have been insulted at that comment. Well I wasn't and I'm not, no matter the message behind the comment. I've seen some intriguing designs on clothing and other materials. "Art" can show up in all sorts of places, not just on gallery walls.

By the way, I'm not really complaining about last night's rather unproductive "post production" session. I rarely work in the evenings, but it was my bithday and it felt like a little gift to indulge myself in a second computer session for the day.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013


What's A Girl To Do? is a recent re-working of a three and a half year old photo (one of my earliest efforts). Again, it's one I'd never been "over the moon" about but did not delete because something called to me from within it. In its original version it's also a possible Page of Cups for my Found Tarot deck. In any case, after this editing session I was glad I'd held on to the photo all this time.

I read in a recent digital photography newsletter to forget deleting photos. I've weeded out my photo folders periodically out of simple necessity: my 13 year old computer couldn't handle so many files. However, now that my new quad core (!) computer will be up and running soon, I'll have the option to hold on to even more pictures. Mixed blessing. I already sometimes feel overwhelmed by the thousands I have saved, and the on-going challenge of organizing things so retrieval of any particular one is reasonably easy. I hasten to add: these should be the worse problems I ever have. :-)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Juggernaut is a re-working I just did this morning of an old photo. The original of which I've always liked but been very disatisfied with. This version gets much closer to what I felt when I framed and took the original over three years ago.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Argh! It took a small forever this morning to find a photo that I had the patience to really work with. And of course this resultant A Nip in the Air has probably prompted me to post it because of its colors more than anything else. Then again, I also enjoy the "texture" that shows in the petals and their shapes.

But of course I couldn't leave it at just one version, so I made another one. Which, given my fondness for the purple family of colors, I'm surprised to say I may like a wee bit more. It's cripser, like lettuce. (Oy, sorry, I'm in a silly mood, I'll blame it on the new year.) In any case, here's Illusions of Spring:


Happy 2013! I can't believe it. Wasn't it was just yesterday there was all that Y2K flap?

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Monday, December 31, 2012


Side Trip is a recent slight re-editing of a several month old photo. A friend commented yesterday how, more and more, the photos I take serve as templates for something else, i.e. something not realistic. I agreed and added that I have always tended to the more "abstract" or "expressionist," going way back to decades ago when I was still painting, drawing, and working in pastels. Well, the photo above is a little trip away from what he might consider (but graciously did not call) la-la land.

Here's another from that same group of sea onions, taken a few weeks earlier. I don't know why some of them kept trying to grow in such odd directions. There's always plenty of sun just below, as you can in "Side Trip." What was most fun about this photo below is that all I had to do to follow my imagination toward la-la land was to find just the right crop. The sea onion did all the creative work getting itself back into sunlight. It's called Switchback:


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Sunday, December 30, 2012


Today's first two choices, Dusting Day (above) and Which Way'd He Go? (below) are entirely determined by my fondness for fuchsia.


These photos above are both several months old and I've never been quite satisfied with them. But today I'm really enjoying all the fuchsia so I share them in spite of the problems I have with each.

On a lark, I just inverted the colors on "Which Way'd He Go?" and I think I actually like the results more (not titled yet):


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