Category Archives: Environment

Still more dramatic sky and a third reminder to vote

My third reminder for readers  — if they are so inclined and have not already done so — to vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of … Continue reading

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More dramatic sky and another reminder to vote

My second reminder for readers  — if they are so inclined and have not already done so — to vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, Clouds, Environment, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, PlotaVerse | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Dramatic sky and a reminder to vote

Yes, another series of posts reminding readers to — if they are so inclined — vote. In this case, vote for one of the Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. The poll is at the end of that post and we … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, Clouds, Environment, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, PlotaVerse | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Old Hawk and Reminder to Vote

Twenty-three visitors viewed the 1500 words challenge post but only two voted. I mean, I get it; it was a holiday. An eating holiday, at that. In retrospect, that wasn’t what one might call good timing. Same for today; people … Continue reading

Posted in About Writing, Airplanes/Aeroplanes, Animals, Environment, Feathers, Flowers, Ice, Machines, Macro Photography, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, Plants, Snow, Software, Topaz Plug-ins and Studio | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Grass Seeds — No. 1 BGW Edition

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. Note: this is what I recommend. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and … Continue reading

Posted in DxO Software, Environment, Fiction, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, Short Stories, Software, Writing Stuff | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Grass Seeds — No. 1

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll … Continue reading

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A rainy day in June

It rained today . . . so I took a few photos. I wasn’t stupid enough to be out in the rain . . . or carefree enough to be out in the rain. All of these were shot from … Continue reading

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August 2018 — Random Samsung Note 8 Photos

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

Posted in Big Island of Hawaii, Cultivated, Flowers, Hawaii, Leaves, Photography Stuff, Photos, Plants, Samsung Note 8, Smartphone Photography, Sunsets, Trees | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

I am, therefore, I muse

I never know how to introduce these posts. One could well argue that the point of these posts, the purpose for their existence, is to show off a few photos. On the other hand, given their quality, one could rightly assume … Continue reading

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Eight Years Apart

Eight years ago, November 30th, my back yard in Monument, Colorado . . .  Yes, some of you have seen these photos before . . . but not with these treatments.  Click on the photos to see a larger version … Continue reading

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Back home . . . still busy

Back home after our whirlwind trip to Illinois. As I sit here, I’m still “feeling” as if I’m driving along the many miles we’ve traveled since Tuesday.  This is Illinois . . .  Yes, Illinois was wet. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Talent, Weather, Bombings, and Cruisers XIII – The Details Part IV

Talent I read an article that had me thinking about Talent. I mostly agree with the writer about the many misconceptions of talent. I’m often told . . . er . . . sometimes told . . . oh, OK, … Continue reading

Posted in Black & White, Black and White, Cars, Environment, Machines, Macro Photography, Opinions and Stuff, Photography Stuff, Politics, Snow, Writing Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The Bean, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz Plugins

Say I take a photo. “I take a photo.” No, I meant it as “what if”, not as a command. Say I take a photo. For instance, this one of The Bean. By the way, all them people who are … Continue reading

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We get snow too, you know!

. . . we just don’t whine about it. Night after night this past weekend we got inundated with “breaking news” from a snow storm out East. You would think they are the only ones who get snow. OK, OK, … Continue reading

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A bit of a NaNoWriMo No. 3 update

I had some time, so I dove back into the 2015 NaNoWriMo (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo No. 3), and decided to post a bit more of it. I hope to get back to writing sometimes this week since all I’m doing right … Continue reading

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