Playing with phone apps, digital paintings from photographs.
Another anniversary month is passing for this blog, it has been 14 years now.
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.
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.
We bought back our first home after being gone for 20 years, a lot of it has changed and we had some work done before moving into it. But still is more like home than our immediate past home. For documenting some of the remodeling, I brought the Canon SL1 with the 10-22mm lens out of retirement and found I still love it even with the wide angle distortion. Considering what it does, the low cost, and the size- this needs to go down in history as a classic camera as well as the pancake lenses that go well with it.
Eating outside at the what we call the fancy Taco Bell, we’ve experienced all the changing seasons many times. Usually at the same table until later in the year when the cold and the low lying evening sun makes us retreat to one of the warmer tables on the edge of the dining area. It’s a nice place to go to, even in spite of the fast food fare, usually it’s vacant and you could trick yourself in thinking that you were somewhere special, perhaps at a nice dining area hidden away where nobody has found it yet. Won’t be long until the lady is all wrapped up for winter, or maybe carted away for storage again.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Greenup County, Kentucky
Here is a photo of the old schoolhouse at Greenbo during the recent snow. I converted it to digital art with the app Prisma then to black and white with Snapseed. Originally, the location was down by the lake in a low wet spot when I was a child. I remember the year they moved the building, I thought that sounded impossible to carry it over the hill.
Here is a history of the park from the Kentucky Parks website.
It’s a week of trying to get things done, today included an oil change and some basic cleanup.
“You’re here to cross the swamp,
not fight all the alligators.”
unknown to me
Seems time to repeat this quote
"…they may be lost and just applying all the usual
rules of thumb to something that is not a thumb."
Our local camera club had a weekly challenge topic of storefronts. This image comes from the time of my annual Nashville photo trips a decade ago.
During the Portsmouth bike ride, we toured about 18 miles of the city. I found many neighborhoods that were beautiful and desirable to live in, then I found a lot of interesting spots to later photograph. On the top of the list is the Municipal Stadium.
Making a quick calming road trip, I found this neat wall while searching for ice cream.
I recently went down to Portsmouth to participate in an urban bicycle ride that Bill Kirby has organized for Thursday nights. The city has suffered from a poor public image, as well as general poor health of the population, and this bike ride does a whole lot to change both. Maybe towns and cities should focus on these kinds of activities. I’ll throw in two or three other shots from the ride, later on.
“Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover
from them, that’s the mark of a great player.”
This building used to be dry cleaners, a sign of the times I suppose.