The closet I came to seeing a spook today after seeing a handful of Zombies yesterday.
Archive for October, 2010
This is a 18 photo stitch using Autostitch from some 2004 photographs so this could get better in different variations.
The pano stitching I’m doing now is going through old photos that weren’t so good (I still don’t have that great of a camera, then again it’s not really the camera is it) and blending them into sorta of a cubist image. I love it! what wonderful software and it’s free, a link to it is in the widget to the right.
This black border shows the difference in the size of the image in the old 35mm film format and the digital image of today. The point of the filed out negative carrier was proof of a un-cropped image and a badge of a great planned composition. Today I just point in shoot since I’m minus the view finder then I correct it later. I do have the image imbedded in my mind that I’m striving for. Things sure have changed. The images below are from my personal enlarger from way back when.
Yet again another photo composite of falling springs shot on film with a tiny Canon elph LT in 2002.
Here I have cropped a photo of Pete Cornell with his curved soprano saxophone. Wish I had a better camera at the time. This border has a whole new use in photoshop. Sorry purest.
Another 2003 film photo just before going digital.
Two more shots of the moon from Acca Bridge last Thursday at dusk.
The first of a series of portraits of mandolins. I’ve been playing my 19th century bowl back (circa:1886) since getting a bit of string fever again from attending the folk festival.
Tried to photograph a mandolin today and ended up with a moon rise and sunset at dusk.
Portrait of Weezie and my favorite mandolin (and it’s affordable) :
Wish I could have stayed longer but listened to the rest of the day on WCVE, thank god for public radio.
The alto-sax player David Hood of The No BS! Brass Band is old friends with Pete Cornell so it was great seeing them for the first time. Standing room only for this local group, I shot this from outside the back of the tent.
My sister found and gave me these two cups and saucer’s this year, which I remember our dad using to drink his coffee from for most of his life. Dad would have been 101 today.
The Richmond Folk Festival also begins today. Took this photo of a couple of my favorite 19th century wooden objects from our collection.
I just finished reading MIRAGE Napoleon’s Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt by Nina Burleigh. Slowed down my reading a bit because I didn’t want to finish it (may read it again), it was that good! Here are some of the images I got while Googling during reading the book. This drawing of Napoleon at the pyramids from the book Description de L’Egypte is my favorite engraving.