Art, Digital Image, Everyday, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography, Photoshop, Seasons, trees

Summer Fades

Black & White photograph of the Foley fountain at the Centennial Park in downtown Foley, Alabama, USA.

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The quality of light is changing, the air smells a little bit like autumn. Hardwoods are still in full-leaf, but they’re getting ready for the changing season. It’s difficult to put a finger on precise changes, but they are coming. Nature’s aromas are different, the air feels different, the light isn’t quite so crisp.

 

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Abstract, Architecture, Art, Digital Image, Dining, drink, people, photography, Photoshop, Street Photography, Travel

Gallery Night, Downtown Pensacola, FL

Sidewalk Cafe in downtown Pensacola on Gallery Night.

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Every third Friday of the month, Pensacola, Florida hosts Gallery Night. Downtown streets are closed to vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. when residents and visitors are invited for free events, such as an art fair, and live music on the streets. Many restaurants offer sidewalk cafe’s in the shade of Live Oak and Sycamore trees.

I went to see the 26th annual Power of Photography show (a spectacular photography exhibit) and was pleasantly surprised to see all the activity going on in town. Vendors along Government Street offer for sale very nice arts & crafts, there is free music everywhere, and many businesses offer special prices on drinks. The official party ends at 9 p.m., but most bars and restaurants stay open much later in the evening.

The photo was taken outside Carmen’s restaurant on South Palafox Street shortly after the festivities began. I rendered it in brown tones because it just felt like an old-time community event.

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Abstract, Art, Digital Image, Gulf of Mexico, Nature, ocean, photography, Photoshop, Weather

Surreal Surf

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Surf and clouds manipulated a little bit in Photoshop. This was created at Fort Morgan, Alabama a day after Hurricane Barry tore through New Orleans. Weather in southern Alabama wasn’t so horrible: a light breeze and some rain with a little flooding in places. The photo has been dramatized, sensationalized and colorized, but other than that – it’s exactly as I envisioned it.

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Abstract, Architecture, Art, Digital Image, forest, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography, Photoshop, Seasons, trees

Daylight Shades of Midnight

Dark photograph of a home surrounded by Live Oak trees draped in Spanish Moss.

Where long strands of Spanish Moss drape a Live Oak forest in the deep south. It’s where water moccasins and alligators target prey, and generations upon generations of Cajun families raised their children and taught them to capture delicious seafood in nearby shallow bays and inlets.

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Abstract, Art, Comment, Digital Image, Dreams, isolation, Nature, Nightmares, ocean, philosophy, photography, Photoshop, Poetry, Writing

A Timeline

Abstract photo of ocean waves with night clouds.

Primordial Ooze
Life Forms Evolve
Opposable Thumbs
Competition
Greed, Power, Money
Godot Defined for one species
Knowledge Quest
War Machines
Silicon Chips
Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge Shared Among Machines
Opposable Thumbs Irrelevant
Artificial Intelligence Evolves
Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication
Godot Redefined
Higher Knowledge Unnecessary
Life Forms Irrelevant
Silicon Chips Disintegrate
Primordial Ooze

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Abstract, Art, Blossoms, Digital Image, Flowers, Nature, photography, Photoshop

stumbling…

Manipulated close-up of a wildflower growing beside the driveway early February.

Stumbling through various Photoshop layers and process until I create something beyond the standard snapshot. This wildflower – still unidentified – is growing beside the driveway. It’s tiny, but the brilliant color pops it out from its surroundings. 
I love creating something that isn’t, but still representative of something that is.
 
Beloved

 

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Abstract, Art, Blossoms, Digital Image, Flowers, Nature, Outdoors, philosophy, photography, Photoshop, wildflowers

New England Aster

Abstract digital image of a New England Aster blended with a mirror image of cirrus clouds.

This series of twelve images (see previous posts) were created to show relationships between shapes and forms frequently occurring in ordinary environments, but in an unusual way of looking at them.

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Abstract, Art, Blossoms, Digital Image, Flowers, Outdoors, photography, Photoshop, wildflowers

Day Lilly Buds

Abstract digital image of a day lily bud floating on a mirrored photo of cirrus clouds.

Each of the images in this series (see previous posts) is a collage of mirrored clouds, blended with plants, selected petals or blossoms intended to illustrate symmetry, repeating shapes and forms – sometimes provocatively suggestive – that show relationships and connectivity in the incredibly dynamic life spirit of the universe.

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