Monday, November 30, 2015
Today we went for a little ride down to historic old Amherstburg and stopped a while in the Naval Yards Park beside the Detroit River. There was a sculpture there of 3 army rifles from the War of 1812. The artist had made a tripod of sorts from the 3 guns, and at the top, twisted the barrels together, and had roses growing from the top, reaching for the sky. When I tried to do something with the images afterward, they for some reason were not satisfying to me as straight photographs. After thinking about it for a while, I decided the sculpture would look best as a black and white image, and this is the end result which I find does it a little more justice than a straight photograph...if there is anyone out there who is still visiting this little blog of mine, I hope you enjoy it also.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
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Monday, February 16, 2015
This image is from a fruit tree that was growing in our back yard a few years ago. I can't remember if it was an apple or cherry tree....no way am I a botanist! Anyway, I converted it from colour to Black and White just to see if I might like it or not, and as it turns out, I do. Then I decided to add a little something to it to make it look like it has a bit more texture to it, and after using a Photoshop filter I decided that it looked like it was covered with some very fine particles of coal. It somehow brought back childhood memories of when our home was heated with a wood/coal stove and on very windy days when there was a strong downdraft, things would get coal dust all over. The women especially would be really put out if they had their clothes on the line, and when they were brought inside at the end of the day, they would be all covered in coal dust! That was not conducive to a good mood for anyone afterward. So..... there you have it. My rendition of coal dust on blossoms.....