Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Painting comes alive!


This is a different take on a cinemagraph.  A painting comes alive when the subjects interact with the canvas!  The photo /video was taken in the Latin Quarter.....Paris.  You can enlarge the image by clicking on it.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cinemagraphs are fun to play around with.  They are different from animated GIFs because only part of the image moves.  I have not yet perfected this but this was one of my first attempts.  They work better if there is just one almost imperceptible area of movement.  That way when one look at the picture not expecting think your eyes are deceiving you!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nature by Contrasts…...

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We spent last week in the Smokies and what a week it was!  We were enveloped in the contrast of nature.  We went from glorious sunshine and Autumn changing leaves to a winter storm.  I was able to check off a hope on my bucket list.  To be in the mountains during a winter storm and be able to capture it in images.  The most amazing treat to the senses was the quiet…with the blank of snow, the only sound heard was the rushing stream.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Ferris Wheel

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Three things I can count on...death, taxes and the Ferris wheel will always be in the same place.

The west side nut club fall festival begins today.  For over 50 years I have entered the park and the Ferris wheel has greeted me.  It has been the right of passage for so many young lovers who sat in the carriage on a cool crisp October night.  A boy always seems bolder in the the Ferris wheel.  It gives him the right to put his arm around her and draw her in close.  Both sit there in a tense silence as the wheel ratchets itself around until both step off the platform and disappear into the crowd.  The hand is held tighter than before.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

The loss of a friend......

I lost my best friend today.  Al my life…literally…I have had a dog.  There have been only two times when the loss of a dog has been devastating for me.  A German shepherd named Geneve, a dog I had in college and today’s loss of Scooter…a Wheaton Terrier.  At almost 13 she beat the odds on her normal lifespan but she still left too soon.  That cold nose will no longer be poking out of the crack in the door when I get home, that smile that began with the wag of a tail and moved like earthquake shockwaves all along her body until her whole body was shaking from happiness will no longer be there.  That “Wheaton Run” (you can see it on you tube) that made me want to brace for the collision when she bounced off my chest is gone.  I know, I have lost before….parents, other friends and loved ones….time soothes the wound and leaves only the good memories…but that does not make this time any easier.
Thanks for listening…I guess this is my therapy.


Monday, September 1, 2014

On the brink...

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I hope everyone had a great Labor Day!  This year is different for me.  I have always looked forward to Autumn and the change of seasons that is so beautiful in the midwest. But this year is not the same for me.  I think it is because we , for the most part, escaped the endless procession of summer days with drenching humidity.  Yes, we had a descent Summer with dry warm days and sometimes even cool.  So the yearning for a cooler change is not as strong within me as it normally is.  Even though Labor Day reminds us that we are on the brink of a change before too long….at least in the Midwest we still have some Summer days to build memories before the winds and grays of late fall settles in.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Be my critic...thumbs up/thumbs down and why.

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Many of you guys have been following my blog since 2008 and some have come on board recently.  I have asked before when I needed you input and I have always valued your opinion.

I am thinking about selling my photographs at an upcoming art show in Southern Indiana.  Along with my other images....many of which you all have seen on the blog, I am also thinking about marketing my most recent small planets.  I am creating small planets of iconic buildings, monuments, houses and neighborhoods around southern Indiana.  I know that most of you following the blog live far from southern Indiana so the settings will mean nothing to you but I am asking for comments on the idea as much as the content.

If you have the time could you post a quick comment of your first would be very helpful and I would be forever in your debt!