Playing with phone apps, digital paintings from photographs.
Another shot from earlier, a front yard view. The conversion of this blog went pretty well with just a few hiccups, mainly an annoying format problem where a slash was inserted before apostrophes. We aren’t there yet but it’s coming along.
Look at the post for April 9th of this year for the same scene in cold weather.
Looking out over the valley on a hot summer day.
This shot has some age to it but was from my last trip out there. Can’t wait for cooler weather.
Another anniversary month is passing for this blog, it has been 14 years now. The site was up for renewal and I was going to erase it, the Pixelpost code is probably a decade old now, having been abandoned by the developers. Mike Adkins has offered to try to convert it to WordPress and so I bought a 30 day extension to see if it works. I’ll try to post regularly these next few weeks and if you are still one of the very few visitors, don’t be surprised if you get a parked page next month. You’ll know the attempt did not work.
I’ve enjoyed the blogging platform, it’s more like writing or singing in an empty room with a few folks passing by and pausing at the door. In the end, you really do things like this for yourself mainly. Or at least you should. A friend once gave me this tiny book, a real treasure that I read from time to time, and it carried a message that your art needs a home if you are to survive and continue. This has been a good one.
Here is another shot of a life size pottery piece I photographed a few years ago. Last month, I believe, we were in Lexington and picked up some clay and I had quite a wait, which is a good thing. Always happy to see small businesses thrive and that lends time to explore with the camera.
Fingers are crossed!
Couldn\’t help but notice the strange paint scheme on this plane.
Visited the gardens at the Henry Clay estate, still a bit early for much of anything besides the tulips. The hidden Peony garden looks like it will be fantastic this year though.
A special effects image from doodling on my phone when I had some time to pass, a double exposure of two older images: David climbing a hill on a hiking trip on top of an image of an alley in Ironton, Ohio. Then converted to a digital painting.
Still trying to find a good chili recipe.
Bob thinks he owns the place and he’s probably right.
Visiting the local cable office to transfer service, I told the lady (whom I know) that I didn’t want any channels other than one local that I could get the news and weather. She says in earnest “…what do you do then?” When we first moved to this house decades ago, it had few services. No city services, no cable, and satellite tv had not yet been invented. We were pretty happy. Now remote controls are everywhere and I can’t say any of us are really much happier. Unplug for awhile- if Facebook would only be as easy.
We wake to another snowfall.
Mike Jonson, from the Online Photographer, had an article not long ago about shooting “found” still life scenes. I think that’s my favorite, doesn’t take a lot of imagination so suits me just fine. In the digital age, we still can’t seem to shake our need for books so a friend is building us some nice painted poplar shelves- something else that was wanted 30 years ago.
I’ve adopted this scene as my project for the year, I’ve always wanted to photograph the same scene through all the seasons and weather of the year. So here you go, a photo from a week or so ago.
We moved the pottery studio home from the downtown arcade. I noticed this window display during the move, I don’t think a policeman would find the excuse very funny when you said “No officer, I haven’t been drinking. That’s my beard oil that you smell.”