Saturday, June 22, 2013


Sun Bath, above, is from my newest folder of pix, just worked on a couple days ago, along with the other two versions below. I became fascinated with all the suggestive shapes and shadows (as usual).

This next below is The Mermaid's Lament:


And this last below is Fiesta Dreams. We're coming up to the 89th celebration of Fiesta, or Old Spanish Days, here in Santa Barbara. A colorful, fun time.


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Turning A Corner is a very new photo, and I'm not totally settled on this version. I have another shot, taking a slightly different slant on this view, to work with. But thought I'd share a basically un-fussed with photo here for a change. I've been turning this particular corner almost every day recently on my way back to my rooms. Love how those trees look once wearing their summer garb. Even had a dream the first summer I was living here, about riding above them on Pegasus.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013


Relic is from (yes, again) that over three year old folder of pix I've been working in so much recently, but just re-worked this morning. I've also been tempted to call it "Tatters." Both titles do (unfortunately, at least for me) reflect my on-going mood. At least for the time, though, that I'm working on a picture moods and worries are somewhere else. Even the little frustrations involved in learning an extensive program such as Photoshop Elements are fun. I tried so many different types and combinations of functions on this pic that I really can't recall how it came to be "Relic." Then there was the endless fussing in MS Picture Manager to get just the color and shade thereof that fit the form. Yeah, keep this relic of a brain busy with intriguing challenges and it's content and even sometimes happy.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Eyeing Violet is from my newest folder of pix, just edited a couple days ago. And it's one of those photos I find myself wanting to apologize for liking. It has a sort of greeting card quality and somehow that makes it less artistic? LOL, and what did I just say here a few days ago about the "masterpiece complex" that demands all one produces be a classic? So I restate for my own benefit that art serves many different tastes and functions. And, darn it all, one of those functions is to please the eye of the producer. And this producer enjoys looking at this result. (BTW, I did try it without that "poster line" effect but although it's less like a greeting card or illustration that way, it doesn't have much of a "pop" either. So I have left in the dark outlining.)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reaching for the Dream is a new photo just worked on yesterday. Still experimenting with a combo of Photoshop and MS Picture Manager functions. But I didn't fuss a whole lot, other than an initial crop, applying the "glowing line" filter, and then bringing out the mid-tones (to get the bark texture). I became enamored of the lines of those lovely tree branches and that was pretty much it. "Standing People" (trees) are some of the most wonderful things in our world (IMHO). Maybe I should focus on tree photos for a while. There's a thought.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Night Song is from my latest folder of pix, for a change. I'm not over the moon about it, but like it well enough to post today. This agapanthus bloomed in this place for the first time last year and here it is again. A new and very welcome friend. Hope it can forgive my, um, creative portrait.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013


In Search of Van Gogh, yes, is from that same old folder I've been working in. I posted a couple other versions of this tree here not too long ago. But as happens with many pix something keeps calling me back to it. With respect to this version's colors, they are the result of chasing after those in Van Gogh's "Starry Night." Even the "motion" in this version weakly echos that painting's. I'm not saying I sat down with the intent of imitating that famous painting. But as I worked on the photo something about it began to raise strong memories of "Starry Night." I even googled to see if my memory was at all accurate. Well, yes and no. It depends on which scanning of the painting's colors one believes. Each one of the gazillions on line was different. However, at least for me this photo echos that painting. Why this should please me, I don't know. Isn't originality the end all and be all? Maybe I should just consider it my attempt at an hommage to Van Gogh, and leave it at that.

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