Saturday, February 9, 2013


Emergent is a recent re-working of an old photo. I'm finding myself drawn a bit more than usual to sepia-like tones (and black and white). Probably the measure of my boredom given I'm not taking any new pix. In any case, I like how color inversion and changing the rose's natural colors intensifies the shapes and "movement" of the petals.

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Friday, February 8, 2013


Good to the Last Drop is from March of 2010 and the only thing I did today was to slightly re-crop it and sharpen the focus a wee bit. Not much else I can say about it except that I recall how tickled I was by that last bit of golden pollen left. I'm dating myself with the photo's title. Remember that old commercial for Maxwell House coffee?

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Thursday, February 7, 2013


Exercise in Color is, as usual for some time now, an old photo just re-worked today. My critical eye is not at all sure about it. Nevertheless, I like the pastel sketch look it has and like the colors even more. Overall, "Exercise in Color" puts me in mind of not only a blossom being "exercised" by the wind, but an artist's exercise in sketching.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


OK, with Dark Indulgence I'm back to my usual. Cropping, color inversion, and a wee bit of further color adjustment. I've fooled around with pictures of these white amaryllis before and love the "texture" -- like a horse's sleek hide -- that appears on the petals on inverting the colors. Oh, and it's also an old photo. Still haven't gotten myself to take new pix.

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Monday, February 4, 2013


Out From Under is a rather so-so very old picture. But (and there's always a "but") I've held on to it for it's color and sense of overcoming in order to bloom. All I did today was to re-crop it and tone down some of the distracting schmutz in the background by darkening the gamma level. I really have to stop chewing away at my old pix and take some new ones.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013


The Black Rose, above, is a fairly recently re-worked version of a really old photo. I've had it on the back burner for some time, not being all that content with it. But as with many of my efforts in the past few months, there's also something about it I like despite the visual uneasiness I felt as I posted it. The title by the way is that of an old "historical" romance novel I read as a teenager and loved (later, a movie that never matched my memory of the book, of course). "The Black Rose" was the beautiful beleagured central character. And I remember also that in Europe at the time of the novel's setting cloves were known as black roses.

Here's another version I just made now, with which I'm no more happy and maybe a bit less as the resolution degraded even further. Though I do like the painting or drawing-like effect, I don't like when those little boxes begin to appear. So what do I like here? The shapes and "movement" of those petals. Ah well, for whatever it may be worth here's Hiding from the Light:


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