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Abused and Blue at 15

“Threaten the oppressed and be prepared to face their onslaught, abuse them and be prepared for an even greater threat.”
— Martin Dansky

As this is my second glass block photo within a week, I’ll admit that I’ve long been a fan of glass blocks. This configuration, lighting and the dark hue of the blocks produced by the shadows of the building’s interior caught my attention when I was downtown recently. During processing, I messed around quite a bit with the texture of the wall to make the image better convey the sense of time and neglect I perceived standing at the location. I hope you like it.

"Abused and Blue at 15", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/3.2 at 1/2500 sec., 50mm

“Abused and Blue at 15”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/3.2 at 1/2500 sec., 50mm
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The Laughing Place

There is a spot in Kissimmee that sits hidden just feet from Highway 192, the main road through town. It is a place that has somehow beat the odds against the so-called progress resulting from having Walt Disney World in your back yard. It is fortunate to have kept most of its pristine natural beauty. It was a favorite spot to bring my camera as a teenager back in the 70’s; in fact, I won a 1st-place ribbon in my first photography contest in high school with an infrared photo taken here. At some point, I started referring to this as my “laughing place”. Of course, I took that name from Joel Chandler Harris’ “Uncle Remus” story with the same title. In the story, Br’er Rabbit explains that his laughing place is where he goes when he wants to forget his troubles. I’ve killed many hours forgetting my troubles in the shadows of this cypress swamp, watching leaves drift silently by on the mirrored surface of its black waters. Back then, as now, I would often find myself wishing I could somehow just hop aboard one of those leaves and let the slowly moving current quietly pull me away to wherever it wants me to go.

"The Laughing Place" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 16mm

“The Laughing Place” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 16mm
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Innocent Eyes

"Children make you want to start life over."
— Muhammad Ali

I marvel at the way an infant can observe the world around them as new and wonderful and even the most simple pleasure as play. I would gain much from the opportunity to have an infant guide me in relearning this skill, though I would never wish to be a parent to anything more complicated than a cat.

"Innocent Eyes" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/10 at 1/100sec., 34 mm

“Innocent Eyes” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/10 at 1/100sec., 34mm

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Abstract Nature: Moss, Cypress and Sky

“It is another nature which speaks to the camera rather than to the eye.”
    — Walter Benjamin, Little History of Photography (1929)

Having a bit of fun going overboard with the various editing tools in OnOne Software’s new Perfect Photo Suite 8, again… Usually after a few days, I’ll get this sort of thing out of my system.

"Moss, Cypress and Sky" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90 mm

“Moss, Cypress and Sky” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90mm
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Camera Curious Cleo

Cleo was 10 years-old when she arrived at the shelter 2 years ago. She lived there for a little more than 3 months before being rescued. A complete sweetheart, one can only presume she got overlooked because of her age, for it certainly couldn’t be an issue of personality. She is friendly, curious, affectionate and quick to try to give humans a bath with her sandpaper tongue. I don’t know if she thinks we’re all dirty or if she just likes the way we taste. Her beautiful tortoise-shell coloring combines with a very distinctive voice and an insatiably curious disposition. She seems to enjoy having a forever home now. Her housekeeper and kitchen staff certainly loves her.

"Camera Curious" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/2.0 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

“Camera Curious” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 2500, f/2.0 at 1/125sec., 85 mm
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Butterfly Sunshine – Revisited and Reworked

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may recall a post from July called Butterfly Sunshine (you can see it here). It’s a photo I already liked, but felt I could take in a somewhat different direction and still have an appealing image. So here it is, revisited and reworked. Which version do you prefer? Please leave your comments below.

"Butterfly Sunshine (reworked)" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Butterfly Sunshine (reworked)” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/1.8 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm
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Locked Up and Ready to Fly

“I wait for the day when life isn’t about being locked up inside yourself, but throwing yourself out into the wind and flying.”
— Abbey Snow

"Western Railroad Supply Co" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/1.8 at 1/4000  sec., 85 mm

“Western Railroad Supply Co” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/1.8 at 1/4000

sec., 85 mm


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Angel Descending

And he saith unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
— John 1:51

Today’s image is one I had fun a lot of fun with. It seemed as though she took control when her descent landed her in the Adobe® Lightroom™ “Develop” module. 🙂

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"Descending Angel" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.2 at 1/320 sec., 85 mm

“Descending Angel” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.2 at 1/320 sec., 85mm
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Subversive Texting

“As someone who sends texts messages more or less non-stop, I enjoy one particular aspect of texting more than anything else: that it is possible to sit in a crowded railway carriage laboriously spelling out quite long words in full, and using an enormous amount of punctuation, without anyone being aware of how outrageously subversive I am being.”
     — Lynne Truss

As I walked along the brick streets in the area around Park Avenue in Winter Park, I noticed this young woman sitting on a bench, texting. So intent was she on her communication that she never looked up as I approached, knelt down in the middle of the street and captured this shot. She was obviously working on a lengthy text, as she never stopped typing as I casually went about getting a photo. I wondered if she was being subversive, insisting on “laboriously spelling out quite long words in full, and using an enormous amount of punctuation”, as Lynne and I do.

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"A Break in Contrast" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/7.1 at 1/80 sec. , 50 mm

“A Break in Contrast” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/7.1 at 1/80 sec. , 50 mm

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Look No Farther

The wording on the door sign at “Images by Fisher” in Holly Hill promises that one need “look no farther” for a unique gift. As I studied and framed this scene, it was the unique grammar that caught my attention. I have often looked no further, though I don’t recall a time when I have looked no farther. So, what’s the difference and is one of these words incorrect for use in this phrase?

In my mind, I think of “farther” as implying a distance not yet traversed, while “further” seems to most often have a place already reached attached to it, as in, “I shall travel no further than this today” vs. “I plan to go farther.”

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"Look No Farther" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/3.5 at 1/400 sec., 85 mm

“Look No Farther” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/3.5 at 1/400 sec., 85 mm

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