Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Remembering A Friend

A good friend of mine, "MY BEST WORK BUDDY" passed away yesterday after a  1 year+ battle with cancer.  I won't mention his name because he was a very private person.  But I'm taking a day of reflection and I'm posting two symbolic flowers.

First a New Guinea Impatiens, that has limped along under my sometimes less than vigilant care.  My friend gave me this flower.  And this week, as his life wound down, this fragile flower bloomed yet again.

And typically...white flowers symbolize death.  Below a Sacred Datura from my garden:

This Blog will go dark until after the funeral.  So I'll be back sometime next week.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

52 Rolls Week #45

Starting to wind things up for this year's project.  Only 7 more weeks to the end.  I do plan on continuing next year and will discuss that more in my Photography New Year's Resolutions.  So expect more cross posting in 2017.

Here I continue to work with my Personal Vision themes.  I wanted to tie some modern architecture in to my Ascension Theme.  See if you think could these fit:

Friday, November 25, 2016

Belated Thanksgiving Post

With ongoing renovations we spent a quiet Thanksgiving.  Hope you had a grand time!

The star of our show was a yummy Heritage Turkey.  Small but very tasty......

Think natural foods for the holidays...........

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

52 Rolls Week #44

This week some architectural photos from a friend's Church:  St Ambrose.

The skylight and 3-D Cross create a nice dome effect that I want to work with more in the future:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Personal Vision: Making Some Choices

I've referred to the workshop I'm taking right now in previous posts. Now I'm making some decisions regarding final book/portfolio selections.

I have three versions of Ladders that I'd like to use in my final collection:

First the Original Photoshop conversion to B&W.  It's a bit out of
focus so I tried some filtering effects to compensate:

Above: Photoshop Smudge Stick Filter.

Below: Photoshop Ink Outline Filter.

I'm leaning towards the Ink Outline.......What do you think?

Monday, November 14, 2016

52 Rolls Week # 43

For Week 43 we revisit an old friend as I present some of my Personal Vision Final Project images:

This photo is the inspiration for ma final project theme:  Exploring Spirituality......

Friday, November 11, 2016

In Remembrance of Our Veterans

During this 100th Anniversary of WWI (1914-1918), 
I do not think we have reflected enough on the Root Cause of War.

Friday, November 4, 2016