Saturday, January 26, 2013


Down the Rabbit Hole is today's re-working of an old photo. I've been at this computer a couple hours, editing away, but wasn't happy with any of the various versions of other old photos I came up with. It's not surprising that the one I've finally settled on inspired a reference to a journey to another world because that's where I feel most of me is today. Or rather that I'm here, tethered to this computer, trying to reach through that rabbit hole to something new and unusual.

Anyway, this one is clearly a rose center. The original is a deep fuchsia/red. It's been color inverted, changed to sepia tones, and then saturated to bring out the remaining color conrasts.

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Friday, January 25, 2013


Hiding from Neptune is rather typical of my approach to flower pix. The original is over two and a half years old, just re-worked this morning. I.e., cropped in close, with some color manipulation that intensifies the shades already there.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013


The Chasm is today's re-working of a two and a half year old photo. It was a surprise to see this echoing of the atmosphere of a very old, very lengthy poem of mine show up on my computer screen. A poem based on dream in which I was inching along a log stretched out across a huge chasm in a cavern. Yet there was a fantasy land beauty to it all. It's also interesting (if I may depart further from the issue of photography) that in one of my dreams last night a young man and I were struggling to balance our ways across a chasm on a rope bridge.

But I suppose it's not so surprising that an echo of both dreams would show up in a picture I edited today. Whether I intended certain results or not, my unconscious surely all too well knows the effects of the various functions in my photo editing programs. Which today -- to get back to the above photo -- were color inverting with a little bit of subsequent saturation and sharpening.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013


One Eye on Summer is another several year old photo, just re-worked this morning. Not much to say about it other than that the original rose is a bright red with white toward the interior of its petals. And that right now I really look forward to it blooming again.

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Monday, January 21, 2013


Do You Get My Point? is yet another three year old photo, and this is how I cropped and slightly color manipulated it back then. I'm only just now, though, seeing the problem with scale. I know it's a huge plant (at least three feet across, maybe more), but there's nothing in the picture itself to indicate that to a viewer. This challenge of scale is something I am more and more aware of when taking and editing pix. However, the title to this one is more to the point (if you'll pardon the pun), so I'm ultimately not overly concerned here with the issue of scale.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013


Immolation is a very recent re-working of an over three year old photo. I'm drawn today to warmer tones. Although the weather's warmed considerably, my rooms are still chilly which they tend to be in general. And that's an advantage in the summers so I really don't mind it. But something I do mind is that I'm not very happy with most of the photos I've been posting recently. I'm even finding the editing process a little frustrating; things just not popping the way they usually do. As has happened before I probably really need to take some new pix in order to get going again. But I just haven't felt like it. Ah well, these doldrums will pass.

Anyway, back to the above photo. The orientation was changed, and the colors were inverted and then switched to the red/orange/yellows. The original rose is a startling fuchsia but it just doesn't work. Here's another crop of the above, with the orientation changed again. It's titled No Need to Pout! --


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