Friday, April 29, 2011
"The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance." Ansel Adams.
It seems like Ansel Adams is trying to tell us that if we take pictures, but don't share them, so others can enjoy their beauty, it's like having beautiful music that never gets played. So, don't just leave those wonderful photos on your hard drive, share them with others, so they can enjoy the beauty that you saw when you took the picture.
Enjoy your day!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
My question was the gaze I turned to them.
Their answer was their beauty."
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), North Africa
This is another version of the heron shot I posted a couple of days ago. I almost deleted the original picture, because the heron was so far away. Instead, I decided to keep it and see what I could come up with by using some filters, plug-ins, etc. This is one of the results. You may like it and you may not, but I'm glad I kept it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week-end and a Happy Easter with friends and family.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
So, do you think the fortune cookie was warning me about real tree roots or was it warning me about people who seem to be straight (or honest), but really have a dark (or crooked side) side? Or, do we all have a dark side? Are we all capable of being crooked under the right circumstances? I'd like to think that we're not; that most people are good most of the time. Until I know that for sure, though, I'll be careful what I say and who I trust, just in case.
No matter what the fortune cookie really means, though, my advice to you is to watch out for crooked roots. They'll land you on your face if your not careful.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I hope you have a great day.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I saw this guy at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday. To me, he seems to be saying, "Did you floss today?". I wonder, do animals think? Do they look at us sometimes and wonder what the heck we're thinking? I had pets all the time I was growing up, everything from dogs and cats to horses, & I'm sure that's what they were thinking sometimes. They'd just get that look in their eyes and you knew they were thinking something.
Anyway, I thought this little guy was cute and wanted to share him with you. You're welcome to leave your opinion here on whether or not animals consciously think. Personally, I'm sure they do. Otherwise, how could they get those adorable looks in their eyes?
Have a great week-end!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
And round beneath it, Time in hours, days, years, Driven by the spheres, Like a vast shadow moved."
By Henry Vaughn (1621-1695), Wales
This is one of the pictures I took in Nebraska a couple of weeks ago. We didn't get any good shots of cranes that evening, but there were plenty of geese to shoot. Have you even tried to get a picture of a goose in front of the moon? It isn't easy.