Monthly Archives: October 2013

the yeLLow sign

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in the dream we waLk aLong through the woods, out feet both wet and dry.  it’s aLmost dark and there is no coLor save for a warm gLow Leftover from the aLmost set sun.  my companion taLks in Low mumbLes i don’t understand.  no matter, it is not an unpLeasant experience.  i understand so LittLe now anyway.  overhead is a bird, his wingspan gLows from the Last of the sun’s rays and even this is devoid of coLor.  on the path we see the sign, its meaning I can’t comprehend.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign.  the yeLLow sign of Life.  and once again i am at a Loss for words.

Memorial Point

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This is Memorial Point at Bear Creek Harbor in Ontario, NY.  It’s a very small park dedicated to the service men and women of Wayne County who made the ultimate sacrifice in each of the wars and conflicts of the United States.  There are plaques embedded in the rocks with the names of each of the service men and women going back to the Civil War.  There is also a public boat launch into Lake Ontario.   On the day I was there it was very quiet and peaceful but I doubt if it ever gets very crowded.   I am drawn to places like this.  If you’re in the area, it’s worth a look.

one eye

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# 7345

Quando para mucho mi amore de felice corazon
Mundo paparazzi mi amore chica ferdi parasol
Questo obrigado tanta mucho que canite carousel…Beatles

Not exactly what you thought it was going to be?  Sorry.

all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray part 1

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To be more accurate, some are yellow, green and orange but I like the lyric for the title.  But the sky was gray when I shot these leaves.  A dark gray.  It was raining in Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) and I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t get the shots of foliage that I wanted.  I wanted the low sun shining through the leaves in the trees.  Since there was no sun, I walked through the park and gathered leaves that I liked and took them home.  I cleaned them in water and sorted them out.  I left them in room temperature water in a stainless steel bowl (don’t tell Mickey) while I set up the “studio” which consisted of a lightbox made from an old x-ray viewer that I bought for $5 US and the camera with the macro lens on a tripod.  The location of the studio was the living room but I was alone for two days and I felt I could shoot one day and clean up the mess the second day and no one would be the wiser.  I shot each leaf individually on the light box.  Each one looked great on the LCD panel on the back of the camera but when I looked at them in LR5 I could see every defect and flaw on the surface of the lightbox.  It was easy but time consuming to clone them out but the leaves looked pretty nice.  Emo kept me company all the time and, as a reward, got a little extra Gerber Turkey Baby Food (say that 5 times really fast) for a treat that night.

This is the first of a two part post.  Stay tuned for part 2.  Click on any photo to enter the gallery:

leaf 2.0

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Hostas are one of my favorite plants and we have a few of them around the house.  It’s getting close to the time of year where I cut them down to the base for winter so I started with this one leaf which I thought seemed photogenic.  I attached it to a south window Emo was not using at the moment with Scotch leaf tape and shot some photos over a 2 week time period.   The leaf, over the course of the two weeks, and in addition to the original green, took on a yellow and rust color that picked up the light nicely,  In the end, though,  I thought the colors were a little gaudy so I use a creamtone preset I made in Lightroom.  I also got a chance to use the extension tube set from Amazon and it worked very well.  More on that later.

click on any photo to enter the gallery:

Emo eventually demanded the window back so I had to discontinue this series.  But there will be another leaf series coming up so stay tuned.