abstract art

National Fabric

“Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.”
—Deepak Chopra

“National Fabric”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/7.1 at 1/400 sec., 78mm

“National Fabric”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/7.1 at 1/400 sec., 78mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings
throughout Central Florida.

Day of Rest

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
— John Lubbock

"Leaves of Gold", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 28mm

“Leaves of Gold”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/13 at 1/400 sec., 28mm
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Firestorm

“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.”
― Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

I had a pretty abstract day; hoping you might enjoy an abstract photo.

"Firestorm", Nikon D800 in DX mode, ISO 100, f/45 at 44.0 sec., 60mm DX micro

“Firestorm”, Nikon D800 in DX mode, ISO 100, f/45 at 44.0 sec., 60mm DX micro

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Together as One

“A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.”
― Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace

Today is an important day, both symbolically and personally. Today, my partner of 21 years and I are being married. By the time this gets published this morning, we should be at cruising altitude en route to the ceremony in Washington, DC. And although cancer has spent the last 5 years trying to destroy us, it has instead brought us closer together; it has revealed to me the joy inherent in serving and caring for the one I love. I am excited and overflowing with pride at the step we shall take today. I am a blessed and fortunate man.

"Together as One" [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.4 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

“Together as One” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.4 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

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Flagged as Abstract

Far more powerful than religion, far more powerful than money, or even land or violence, are symbols. Symbols are stories. Symbols are pictures, or items, or ideas that represent something else. Human beings attach such meaning and importance to symbols that they can inspire hope, stand in for gods, or convince someone that he or she is dying. These symbols are everywhere around you.
― Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed

I’ve long been fascinated by symbols. I recently looked down and found myself standing on a flag, though it wasn’t one I recognized. For an instant, I thought perhaps I should step back out of respect, but swiftly brushed that thought away: it was already on the ground and heavily trampled upon.

"Flag" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

“Flag” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/1.8 at 1/4000 sec., 85 mm

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If Cancer Had A Face

Is this the face that haunts us?
He that invades our lives with pain, heartbreak and fear?
He that seeks to destroy our future? A future once so bright and secure.
Is this the face that takes it away;
Takes everything, leaving only Love to stand naked and alone?
You cannot create, so you have to destroy.
You deceive, driving others to chaos.
And still your face pales next to the face of Love.
You destroy the body, but you can’t degrade Love.
We’ve seen evidence of Greater Promises, and it has changed us.
Truth, Faith and Grace will take us through to a better Day,
When Love shall be renewed and together we can acknowledge:
The price was cheap enough.

"Ghoul" [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/3.3 at 1/2000 sec., 85 mm

“Ghoul” [Click on the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/3.3 at 1/2000 sec., 85 mm

 

We learned this last Thursday that James’ cancer, which was in full remission, has returned. Despite James’ horrible pain and discomfort, we have plans to travel to DC soon to be married by Rev. Cedric Harmon. I am flying up tomorrow to apply for our license, then there’s the obligatory 3-5 day wait for turnaround and processing. Sadly, Florida will not acknowledge our Civil Rights and there is no place closer we can go to get this done. We are thus forced to endure the expense and hardship of travel. After 21 years of committing our lives to God and each other, we deserve this happiness amidst this hell. James wants to ensure that no matter what happens, we can receive the benefits we are entitled to by right and by Liberty. We humbly and gratefully request your prayers for healing and strength to get us through these difficult days. Thank you and God bless. — Earl

Yellow and Grey

I’m sharing more of the images that stockpiled over the few months my blog posts were limited to the Faces of Kissimmee street portrait series. Today’s post features what has become my current favorite abstract image capture.

A contrast of colors and textures can catch my attention, as did this instance of two adjoining exterior wall boards on a downtown storefront. I like its bright simplicity; this image has been my Facebook page wallpaper for a few weeks now.

"Yellow and Grey" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 250, f/4.0 at 1/500 sec., 85 mm

“Yellow and Grey” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 250, f/4.0 at 1/500 sec., 85 mm

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Constructing an Abstract

Eventually, these lines, shapes, textures and values will be morphed into the new Federal Courthouse building in downtown Salt Lake City. At this point in the construction effort, however, I’m enjoying the abstract art the workers are creating.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/500 sec at f/22, 35 mm

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