Abstraction is over two years old, just re-visioned today using one of the new picture editing programs on my new computer. I have many photos of this particular tree, from different angles and in different light. It's an endlessly fascinating entity. From one angle it looks like an elephant trumpeting. I hope someday to be able to walk over to Isla Vista and get some new pix, but mostly just to enjoy its presence for a little bit. (I'm doing stairs a few days a week, working up to doing them daily. So who knows? I may be able to take longer walks again in the future.)
Later in the afternoon: Well, as usual, I couldn't leave well enough alone. And now that I have the excuse of wanting to learn my way around Photohop Elements, especially to find how to invert a picture's colors, I could not resisit. Here's a version of the above that I finally figured out how to color invert in Photoshop Elements, and then re-colored in MS Picture Manager. It's more interesting I think than "Abstraction," and is called Spirit in the Sky:
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