On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day The cemetery is in the center of the town, across from the dam and just a hundred or so yards from the river itself. It's up on a hill, so it never floods, even when the rivers rush over their banks. The people who created that cemetery knew about … Continue reading FLAGS AND FLOWERS BLOOMING – Marilyn Armstrong
SHINE |THE DAILY POST I am so tired this morning, I don't feel at all shiny. Mostly, I feel like I need a few more hours of sleep. But, things to do today. Veterinarians to call. Coffee to drink. Dogs to send outside, even though it's cold and they don't entirely approve of snow. I understand … Continue reading BRIGHT SHINY DAY
Given "miniature" as a subject ... and since, just last week I did a whole series of pictures of tiny carved Native American fetishes, this prompt certainly seems to be begging for more of those pictures. So here they are. Every piece was hand-carved by an individual. The carvers are all either Navajo, Hopi, or Pueblo … Continue reading IN MINIATURE, BEAUTY
Black & White Sunday: Leading Lines From Paula: "Leading lines are lines within an image that lead the eye to another point in the image, or occasionally, out of the image. Anything with a definite line can be a leading line. Fences, bridges, even a shoreline can lead the eye. I look forward to seeing … Continue reading WHEREVER IT LEADS I WILL GO
The cemetery is in the center of the town, across from the dam and just a hundred or so yards from the river itself. It's up on a hill, so it never floods, even when the rivers rush over their banks. The people who created that cemetery knew about the rivers. And flooding. They picked … Continue reading THESE HONORED DEAD
I love trying out various effects. Often my goal is to make a photograph look like a painting. If I were a painter, I would do it with a brush and canvas. Since I'm not, Photoshop provides interesting tools and Google's NIK filters offer even more choices. You can judge for yourself. I certainly enjoyed doing them.
Americans travel a lot and we don't give it much thought. We take our car and go. To work, shopping, visiting or just tooling around. Despite the high cost of gasoline, we are addicted to our personal vehicles. Addicted to having them constantly available. To having good roads, even in the most rural areas. With all the … Continue reading ELEMENTAL BOUNDARIES