Friday, September 6, 2013

Critters on Parade

Letting off steam.

Trying to unwind for a minute or 12.  Took a look-see through the Interweb, reached the end and landed back here.

Henri Cartier-Bresson is credited with saying “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”  Just so you know, while I like some of my photos, I do not think I have reached 10,000 yet. So, if you do not find some joy in them, it is ok.

But I hope you do.

I wanted to share photos I have taken of some of my 4-legged extended family members...

“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” ~Edward Weston
My most photogenic animal ever... I swear he basks in the limelight....

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”~Karl Lagerfeld
My Cleo dawg loved riding in the car...

“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.”~Brigitte Bardot
Levi kitty's cuteness factor is what keeps him alive around the house. He can rip apart a large cardboard box in an hour....

Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference” ~Robert Frank
Chester dawg is just so cute, I want to pinch the cuteness off his face...  It took 25 attempts at clicking the shutter to get him looking at the camera...

“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer”
~Walter De Mulder
"Wicked", otherwise known as CatCat, is just a beautiful girl.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In Focus; Or Not

Sometimes photos are my outlet.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams
In July I was lucky enough to attend the Hay Holler Pick-In in Blacksburg VA. I really enjoyed it. Great music with wonderful people.

Hay Holler Pick-In July 2013
“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.” ~ Ansel Adams
I caught this photo using the "Blackboard" filter on my phone. It was a lonely drive that day, and nothing is as it seems.

“Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.” ~ Ansel Adams
Yes, this is a photo of the hat the server at Dick's drew up for me. "Truth in Advertising" perhaps?

Dick's Last Resort

Photo-Mania; Just Plain Mania

So I have been struggling with inspiration of late.  That and a really, really bad memory.  Half-timers I think...

In a fit of nostalgia, and the need to find inspiration, I started looking at my pictures and it sparked and finally started clicking.  A little...

I am by no means a photographer.  But at some point, with the advent of "decent" cameras inside our little cell phones, I started getting crazy with taking photos. Okay, maybe the cameras aren't that "decent" if you are a real photographer, but the film sure is cheap! Seriously, just last week I cleared 4 GB of photos from my phone. Yea..... 4 GB...  I might have had a dozen or so that really made me 'happy'. My explanation for that is fully explained in this singular quote from George Bernard Shaw;  “A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”

I just wanted to share some photos that make me happy that I managed to take and edit. I will probably do this periodically, just for giggles.

Headed out - Winter 2012
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.” ~AbrahamLincoln

I was listening to Marilyn Manson while getting ready to go to a country/bluegrass show. Yep...  Me like me some Marilyn Manson.  Yes, there was a time, not so long ago, that I liked to get my "freak-on".  Wait, I guess I still do....  I just don't get to exercise my demons.  Yea, I said "exercise", not "exorcise". Check out his covers of "Tainted Love", "You're So Vain ft Johnny Depp", "Sweet Dreams", and "Personal Jesus".  I guess this is a topic/mania to expand on in another blog post...

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” ~ Diane Arbus

Mena Mountain Resort 2012

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”  ~ Ted Grant
Me gardening 2 weeks ago
And that is all I have to say about this.


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