Monday, March 27, 2017

Week 12 - 2017 in Photographs

Day 78

I begun this week with color. First, another spectacular dawn from the studio deck. And then on to the flowers blooming in the warmth of my passive solar studio. First, the Crown of Thorns, my oldest of three, which blooms constantly. And then on to two of my orchids.

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Day 81

I have been busy stretching canvas prints and matting and framing black and white prints. So thankfully there were things to photograph close to home. And in a moment or two stolen while on the computer playing around with black and white treatments of a colorful subject.

Day 82

Day 83
I believe the photograph above is of a propane fired lantern? I love its shape but any input on what it is would be appreciated.

Day 84
And on Friday winter returned.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week 11 - 2017 in Photographs

Day 71
First let me apologize. I am not always the most creative as this week has shown. My first excuse is I was busy culling and having printed nine photographs for various exhibits. And two: It was spring break. Too many people. Everywhere. Three of this week's photos were taken from my deck, one from a trip up the mountain to my printer, two from a trip to the thrift store in Eagle Nest, and one from the week before.

It was a good thing there were sunrises. 

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week Ten - 2017 in Photographs

Day 64

As I believe I said in Week Nine's blog I am into trees. In fact I had printed several tree photographs recently. Some on canvas which will be stretched and some on paper to be matted and framed. Five of the latter will be entered into a photographic competition under the Digital Medium - Realism category. That is a bit of a change up for me. I more often enter in the Altered or Enhanced division. The five will be In the Memory of Trees 1 thru 5. With Day 64 and Day 67 two of those five. All are in black and white. Also very unusual for me. But trees in winter just seem to belong in black and white.

Day 65

Not in black and white and not really trees but bushes. I loved the almost liquid quality of the shadows over the snow in this photograph. Debated printing it on canvas but too many photographs and too little money just now. After two years my attached apartment is going to be up for rent again and there are some things I want to do in the line of improvements in it. Time and money as Dad always said.

Day 66

I think Day 66 would make a great shower curtain for a bachelor apartment. Won't fit into my color scheme.

Day 67

Day 68

And I suppose old fences are about trees. Their sacrifice to fence a pasture in the days before metal posts. Day 69 in a tree in the middle of the pasture beyond this fence. It and the tree in Day 70. Both are dead but remain standing. Monuments to the trees which once grew from the stumps.

Day 70

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Week Nine - 2017 in Photographs

Day 59

Thought I would begin with not the first photo of the week's post but the brightest. BTW no extreme post processing on this one. The halo was around the rising sun behind the mountain. It is why I took the picture.

Beyond this photograph I remain in a rather somber mood. Blame it on the last days of winter or the political situation.  Or just the artistic temperament. Interested in finding out of this new mood in photography will effect my painting.

Day 57

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Day 62

Out of every week of photographs there is a favorite. And Day 62 is it. It may actually also be my favorite photograph of February. I would love to print this one up for an approaching photography show.

Day 63