Somewhere into my own world. That’s where I went during my publishing break. I continued to make pictures, and make pictures and make pictures. I produced a large quantity of good work.
That’s what you’ll be seeing in the next couple of weeks. Then, I’ll move on. I have all sorts of projects going on right now. But, there is one that I’m working on for Storyteller. I had to separate that one from the rest as if Storyteller where a client. I realized that I would never complete it if I didn’t do that.
It’s called “Jefferson.”
There is a Jefferson Parish on the east and west banks of The Mississippi River. That’s not it. There is a Jefferson Highway that starts in New Orleans and works its way upriver all the way to the Bonnet Carre Spillway. That’s it.
Every time that I travel on a piece of the road I get interested in it. Much of it is light industrial or commercial properties.
There is a place where it makes a hard “S” turn. That’s where streetcars used to run. There is a cafe called “Crabby Jacks” located about there where you can eat great friend chicken.
There are abandoned places and upscale places, if hospitals are upscale.
It ends at the spillway, right on the river. When the spillway is closed you can drive in it. When it’s open, flood waters from the north bring it to almost overflowing. You can see larger freighters pass by on the river that look like they are taller than the roadway.
That’s my project.
Jefferson Highway from beginning to end. I thought of it while we were going to Best Buy, which we’ve done a million times, or less. It just sort of clicked in.
But, first I have to start photographing it… with real cameras. And, I want to show you how I spent my winter break.
The picture. This is a fine example of my winter break experimentation. It’s actually three layered pictures.
The winter tree came first. I added the blue sky as a background and finished it with magenta flowers that don’t look like flowers.
All of that took some doing, but all of it was done in Snapseed. There is no further post production.
I’ve also started taking off copyright information because it bothers potential users. Storyteller is copyrighted so why double the notice?
Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Enjoy every photograph.