The much-needed hiatus is over and it’s time to get back into this blog and start writing and sharing some of the photographs I’ve been creating over these past several months. So much has transpired since my last post, most notably the holidays (“Bah, humbug!”) and the election that stunned the world. I thus think it’s fitting that my first post not be a photo post at all, but more a statement of my Weltanschauung as 2017 has come bringing with it the certainty of uncertainty and the excitement of being on an out-of-control train on a collision course with fate.
Because I’ve been asking myself “WTF?” a lot as of late, I thought this simple little creation would be perfect for hitting the ground running…
“I said I wanted to be a cowboy when I grew up… Mom said I would have to choose.”
During my photo-wandering at the Osceola County Fair in Kissimmee this past weekend, I noticed this young cowboy, whose parents so graciously permitted me to photograph him. Perhaps I got a little over-zealous in processing the image, but the fact is, I rather like the result. I’m hopeful you will like it, too.
“Little Cowboy”, Nikon D700, ISO 160, f/2.8 at 1/1600th sec.,116mm
Today I thought I’d share another desktop wallpaper. This one was designed to help spread the word about a very important and worthy organization that operations locally called “Spay the Strays”. This volunteer organization helps feed and care for feral cat colonies throughout Osceola County, including medical services, spaying, neutering, fostering and finding homes for rescued kittens and adoptable feral cats. If you’d like to help with something even as simple as a cat food donation, please visit their website or Facebook page.
You can download this free HD wallpaper by reverse-clicking the image and choosing “Save Image…”
“In a dark time the eye begins to see.” – Theodore Roethke
I won’t bore you with my blathering today, but you’ll want to be sure to stop by again tomorrow. I’ll be giving away a free garish and ghoulish hi-res Halloween desktop wallpaper download I put together… But don’t be frightened! 🙂
“Dark Lamp”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/4000 sec., 50 mm
“When life hands you the unthinkable you must find new ways to see.” — Nancy Sharp
Sometimes you find the most interesting elements of a place by walking behind its buildings, shops and houses. That’s how I found the subjects of the photos for this and yesterday’s post. Photography has taught me to better appreciate the need to look at things from both sides.
“Rest Stop”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/4.5 at 1/1000 sec., 50 mm
“There are some things your mind has been hiding from you.”
― Obert Skye, Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
I captured this photo at the same time I got the one used in my post on August 18th. The onset of the rising sun is more pronounced here, as are the hues and tones I exploited in post production. I hope you enjoy these soothing shadows.
“Soothing Shadows”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/13 at 1/80sec., 28mm