Monthly Archives: August 2015

Photo Rehab Cover Makeover #9: 1984

I came close to not doing anything for Cover Makeover #9 because the sample cover is so simple. I take up these challenges to play with features of Photoshop I am familiar with (so I don’t forget them) and to learn new … Continue reading

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SuperMoon – August 2015

Last night I went out to capture the fabled “supermoon” . . . to me it looked like any other full moon. I watched it for a while waiting for it to do something “super”. I snapped a few more … Continue reading

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August Bugs . . .

. . . also from 2014. In fact, from the same day as the previous gallery of flowers. Following up on the previous post, here’s the rest of the photos shot on August 15, 2014. These are all macros of … Continue reading

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August Flowers . . .

. . . of 2014. That’s right; I am looking back to more than a year ago and putting up photos that have been aging in digital storage. Don’t worry, I opened them and let them breathe before serving them. … Continue reading

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Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness No. 25

Leanne Cole does a weekly Monochrome Madness post consisting of all the B&W photos she receives during each week. It’s not a contest, but a place for photographers to show their B&W work; anyone can submit photos. This is the … Continue reading

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Photo Rehab Cover Makeover #8: The Green Mile

Cover Makeover #8 and this one I almost didn’t do. You see, just last week I posted THIS and this week’s challenge is about one of King’s books, The Green Mile. Is this irony, or what? I had the choice of doing either the … Continue reading

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Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness No. 24

Leanne Cole does a weekly Monochrome Madness post consisting of all the B&W photos she receives during each week. It’s not a contest, but a place for photographers to show their B&W work; anyone can submit photos. I did not … Continue reading

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Photo Rehab Cover Makeover #7: Madagascar Cacao

Cover Makeover #7 and this one was a bit of work. Not a book, movie, or CD cover . . . it’s a chocolate bar. OK, so once again we have a person on the cover (wrapper). I already mentioned I … Continue reading

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I don’t read Stephen King

Well, that’s not true . . . I have read his memoir, On Writing. Hard to believe that was fifteen years ago. I mean, he probably published a couple of thousand books since then. I, on the other hand, am … Continue reading

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Lester Dent Pulp Fiction Plot

I mentioned Lester Dent in the third installment of my series “This Writing Thing – Rules and Tips”, way back in March of this year.  When I did, I quoted this passage: For a good melodrama study the famous “Lester … Continue reading

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Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness No. 23

Leanne Cole does a weekly Monochrome Madness post consisting of all the B&W photos she receives during each week. It’s not a contest, but a place for photographers to show their B&W work; anyone can submit photos. I did not … Continue reading

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Playing with my food and making faces . . .

Some of my earliest memories are of playing with my food, usually something I did not like. That was after making a face about having to eat it. These days I do something similar, especially when pondering serious questions. Some … Continue reading

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Photo Rehab Cover Makeover #6: The House We Grew Up In

Cover Makeover #6 and this is another one that is not in my wheelhouse. OK, I don’t have a wheelhouse, but if I did, this would be outside of the wheelhouse I don’t have.  Still, I do occasionally photograph old and … Continue reading

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Seventy Years Ago Today

This is a plane that many recognize on sight.  Not just here, in the USA, but around the world. I take that back . . . it’s my belief the majority of U. S. Citizens have little to no interest … Continue reading

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Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness No. 22: Bridges

Leanne Cole does a weekly Monochrome Madness post consisting of all the B&W photos she receives during each week. It’s not a contest, but a place for photographers to show their B&W work; anyone can submit photos. Every four weeks … Continue reading

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