Many years back, I used to post my experiments on Sunday. I stopped. I returned. And, finally drifted away. I believe that I’m going to resume.
Doing so, sets a road map for me and for you.
Obviously, I can’t make photographs by genre for every day in the week unless you want to see older material. I’m not sure that any of you have been here since the earliest days so you might enjoy it. Let me know.
This image is a combination of two pictures that were layered and adjusted until you see the result. I usually work on these things late at night. It’s a strange thing, but that’s when my creative mind starts to work. I do have sort of a routine. I write in the morning. I make pictures throughout the day. I process them later in the day. I let my mind wander late at night.
Stay safe. Stay mighty. Enjoy every Creole tomato.
I promised myself that during the lockdown I would learn something new.
WordPress made that easy. Or, hard depending on your view. Like all major digital, internet based companies, they tell you what to do. Whatever happened to “the customer is always right?”
I believe on June 1, they ‘re taking away all of the older page templates except for one that is older then Storyteller.
This going to be a long, hard learning curve. WordPress says it’s easier. Ha!
Please feel free to make comments, especially those of you who hate this page. You won’t hurt my feelings. I’m not sure how I feel about.it anyway. It is different. But difference for its own sake is a big mistake.
No Rona news again. I reckon that you most of you are deluged with it.
Well. This is different. I suppose I could figure out how to drop the text, but it’s getting late.
Sophie Rose is feeling much better. The Tramadol seems to be doing its job. She even asked me to go out. I haven’t seen that in a log while. We went for a short work. Progress.
Stay safe. Enjoy every sandwich.
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Thank you. Between the people I know in New Orleans and those I know in other parts of my world,…
Thank you. Writing daily for Storyteller taught me how to write.
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She’s a summer love in the spring, fall and winter
She can make happy any man alive
Ringing that bluebell
Caught up in sunlight
Come on out singing and I’ll walk you in the sunshine
Come on honey, come along with me
She’s got everything delight
She’s got everything I need
A breeze in the pines and the sun and bright moonlight
Lazing in the sunlight, yes indeed
Sometimes when the cuckoo’s crying
When the moon is half way down
Sometimes when the night is dying
I take me out and I wander around
I wander round” — Lyrics & Melody by Robert Hunter & Bob Weir / The Grateful Dead
No. I didn’t write this song, but it felt appropriate for the picture. It is, in fact, a magnolia blossom that I worked on very heavily. I used my normal post production tools, plus some new apps that do stuff. One adds strange old school colors to the picture. The other adds what the makers call bokeh.
It’s not true bokeh, which is used to describe the background sharpness of a photograph. Instead, it’s just stuff. Nice shapes that you can brighten and lower in intensity. In short, another filter. A fun filter.
Unlike yesterday’s picture, this one is real. It was made on black and white film, printed and eventually scanned. Then, I tinkered with it.
Why this change from spring flowers? Simple. Until my back heals properly, I’m a little house bound. It’s not as bad as you might think. It is painful as it could be. But, it will heal. Eventually. Some day.
I have to bone spurs on my lower spine. Bone spurs are not a problem in and of themselves. They are just extra bone growth usually brought on by wear and tear. The problem occurs when they touch nerves, muscles and other tissues. Doing the stretches that I do, is one way of preventing that. I haven’t felt like this in the seven years since the problem was originally diagnosed. Bouncing around on Super Sunday caused the issue.
I didn’t realize it at the time, or even until a day or two ago while I was treating it as if it was hip related. It’s not. Now that I understand the problem, I’m using RICE, pain meds and not doing of much of anything. If it doesn’t start healing on its own in the next day or so, I’m off to my primary care doctor who will have to refer me to a orthopod who I don’t know. Their course of treatment is usually a local cortisone injection and muscle relaxers.
Except. I get bored doing nothing.
I thought I would scan and tinker with old pictures. It keeps my mind active and engaged. Sometimes, I even forget the pain. All good.
Of course, my studio chair is designed for someone who isn’t hurting. It’s a real live professional office work chair that I bought for $10 at a professional office re-sale store. It looks brand new and was once part of an office lease package. I’m fine when I’m sitting in it. But, getting up…
Ow, ow, ow.
The picture was made in Paris. France. A few years ago. The original print is actually okay. Based on how I’m feeling, I thought I’d make it a little moody. A little evil. Looking.