What is really happening over that mountain?
Getting to Grandmothers house is going to be harder than originally planned.
Perhaps the Journey really is better than the Destination?
All I know is that Life is always worth living when memories are worth remembering and not quickly forgotten.
Remember that as you Go Out the Door Tonight…
There’s nothing more awkward than seeing a tunnel-like valley as this and then a person pops up staring at you while your staring at them with a huge camera.
Its like ahhh ok, just walk on through its ok, I’ll wait, seriously, I’ll wait, I don’t want to take your picture, the brick is cool, see-look, thats why I’m taking a picture, I’m honestly not trying to be intrusive.
Yes, these are the thoughts that go through my head when these awkward moments happen.
My First Conceptual Piece from a while back… have progressed since then, but at times its always nice to see where we started…
I am back in NY for the moment. Soon to be traveling to San Fran, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Corpus Christi, and others around and abouts.
A moment of color changed form within side the house again and I just knew the sky was probably crazy and to my, much pleasure it was!It was gorgeous.The sky was so Red that in post processing I had to die down the saturation so the image wouldn’t be what we call “blown out”…
I was Happy : )
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Sometimes I’ll be watching a movie, or editing pictures then all of a sudden the light changes on the carpet or floor or walls and I’m like, “AH, I bet there’s an Awesome Sunset Outside!!”
And I go running towards the window and sure enough, BAM, there it is in all its glory, showing off all its colors, textures, light, rays, and emotions.At times I can’t help but think, man do we have an awesome God to create such beautiful moments.
I love tonal range, the way an image or a scene can have such a wide tonal range and how our eyes are able to capture every last bit of it! Camera’s don’t even come close to being able to capture exactly what we see on a certain sunset, scene or moment and that is the struggle that we photographers have in trying to show exactly what we see that makes post-processing such a challenge. Thus its not the camera you hold that makes the difference its how you use it. : )
I took Many Photos the night of the Fourth of July in 2012 that afterwards I had an idea to put them all together on to one image in photoshop to show family members and others Every Firework I saw on the Fourth of July.
It turned out pretty cool I think, and I hope you guys think so too-
I often overlook the special aroma that you feel at a B&B and tend to just jump straight to the idea of a hotel/motel typical places of stay on travels and other various vacations.
I’m going to start broadening my horizons looking for more cozier options, more ma and pop type of places.
Sure it may be more costlier but you have a sense that A: your doing some good with your money for the family, B: the Atmosphere at these types of places you can’t find in a hotel and C: the Service is usually spectacular, because, well, they actually care about your stay as opposed to a 15 yr old bell hop whom throws your luggage around like a football.
All to conclude, B&B’s are cool and so are the more rustic options out there as opposed to your typical “Ramada Inn”.
Burning bright as the sun shines comforts this tree with its comforting warmth of life. I guess I can be called a tree-hugger but I’m not as diehard tree huggish as some out there but, I do appreciate scenes like this that brings an idea of perfection all of the world.
That perhaps in this moment no wrong is being done to one another and no bad thing is being thought about or embraced.
I wonder if there are architects out there that seeing a building like this, yes a building like this-
This Crushed Can looking building actually sits the place of Seattles Space Center
Getting back, I wonder if architects see this building and get mad. Mad because it broke all the rules!
Or, are there architects out there that rejoice the rule breaking? It seems that in this world of consistent change and fast moving, and everything being instant, Rules are Being Broken.
We have “rules” or perhaps suggestions in photography, but honestly, breaking them is more fun, and it seems to be the thing to do these days….
Creatively speaking that is ; )
Why did I make the switch from Etsy Selling platform to Smugmug? Well, first off Etsy seems to be all artsy and crafty and a seemingly reasonable way to get your product out to buyers but the hidden truth is that it is not much better than trying to sell on Facebook.
Etsy tends to support those that are highly involved in Etsy, they promote you if you have a billion product listings, is that fair? No. To have one listing may seem cheap at 20 cents, but what happens when someone buys it? well, you have to re-list it. Oh and they take a good 12% of the total value of the product including shipping charges. So in the end you have to over charge your customers, Who wants to do that in This Economy?? Not me.
So I moved to Smugmug, whoa the freedom, the flexibility, its a selling platform I have always wished for. So goodbye Etsy and Hello Smuggers!
I don’t believe beauty can be destroyed nor do I think it should be attempted but in a world that seems to find its own good in things that often destroys things, beauty now has to become more open minded. Like in wars, forest fires, drugs, etc scary.
This is not your typical “beauty” composite and I was just playing around seeing what ideas were gonna perk up..
hope all is having a Wonderful Day
I’ve always hated bathroom mirror self portraits that became popular by teenage crazies and who are we kidding? some Adult Crazies as well.
So I wanted to make some sort of parody of that. Sure no toes are being stepped on here, shoot away in from of the dirty-zit-pus-filled-mirror, I don’t care…
I just wanted to show that more creative ways can be utilized by these wonderful reflections… The reflections of the True “Self” portrait…
Continuing my journey in learning as much as I can about retouching from many greats out there…
But I need practice! So if you want your photo taken and composited in various ways including this one for your own use, let me know, I’d be glad to give it a whack!
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