I’d like to think and perhaps even fantasize that I could do an oil painting such as this. The detail, the curves, the way the wheat just speaks to you in riddles about autumn and peace. Well truth be told this is a photo of this scene on the side of the road and I did some pixel bending magic from photoshop to make it the way it is. Cheating? perhaps, but I think even Monet and Van Gough would think its cool then immediately slap me across the face. I have a long time ahead of me before my photos begin to look like a Monet impressionist painting, but I would like to hope that the day is out there in the future some time.
The path is short “they say” to total enlightenment, contentment, and complete ability to have a life worth smiling about. I think it starts with identifying some true emotions and aspirations. But to identify these we have to break things down. What are we all about? A common icebreaker is list three words that describe you. I say list three words that identifies you. Words that are adjectives that describes what you do every day, day in and day out that brings you that smile of total contentment. For me, you guessed it, is Color, Music and Movement. Not descriptive words that describe me like loving, caring blah blah blah that we can never completely live up to as we are all fallen short of being perfect. So do yourselves a favor and list your identifiers in the comments below. Think longer than three seconds about it too! ha.
This picture was chosen for this post because I believe it shows those three identifiers. Color in the vastness of the color presented, Music in the way that it flows up to the sky- yea, I’m stretching it there. And lastly Movement, cause our eyes move all around the photo. Perhaps this is why I like this picture a lot?
I have been on Twitter now for about 4 months… You can follow the dream here: http://twitter.com/James_A_B. This will allow you to see all sorts of amazing things!
I am also on Google+ as well… See the links below or simply click on them. I’ll do these social networking thing-a-ma-bobs, and see what happens. Trying to market more. I mean the price is right so why not?
This Photo is from Glacier National Park. It was a perfect day for photo taking. Of course this picture was “doctored” a tiny bit. Just to make it slightly warmer.
Crazy how the really nice hotels give you such an ordeal with the internet with either A: purchasing options, B: Password Codes longer than the Obama Care Document or C: it frankly just doesn’t work. But somehow the Super 8 Motel seems to have it run flawlessly without any headache. Open the computer and Bam fast speed internet- thats the way it should be. I’m sure someone is hacking into my computer right now but at least I’m able to blog this post.
So I’m now in Montana at the Glacier National Park taking some pictures that will soothe the soul. Sorry for the continual delay due to the internet complications (takes a bunch of bandwidth to upload these images) but more daily photo posts will be posted once internet is more readily available I’m guessing by Wednesday.
Thanks for your patience.
This is a shot taken in Ireland at the Cliffs of Moher. The place was so serene and … lack of words … Authentic. They seem to really care about the environment and not over done the way it would be here in America full of theme parks, advertisements and casinos hangin all over the cliffs. It was all natural and they kept it that way. Furthermore they were so passionate about the cliffs that just a visitors view is enough for them. Case in point: we were there on a very foggy day and naturally we were worried that we wouldn’t be able to see the cliffs, so she said, “oh, just come back tomorrow you won’t have to pay the fee, but feel free to look around as much as you can today” So that was pretty awesome.. The gallery Worlds Apart shows images from the both days we were there and throughout the other galleries.. so have a look around
On the way we hiked through the Bad Lands, Black Hills Forest, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Olympic national Park and lastly a little of Mount Rainier. It was a busy but a memory card filled of photos-ova-time. Soon to be for your viewing pleasure… at least I hope.