Say that three times fast! On this day, (Nov 7, 2016). the Black Forest was white! Taken near Colmar, Germany.
Latch on small door to our barn; love the weathering.
Carol and I were walking on Kingston Rd near our farm when we saw this scene. Always carry a camera!
Regensberg, Germany, 2006
Fine art Photo, Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy 2016
Detail of fine art Photo, Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy 2016
Fine art Photo, Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy 2016; "Fine Art Photo" means great care taken in capturing and processing the image for fine detail....
Panoramic view of Austin, Texas [taken from a roof top], 2016
While hiking, Southwestern Colorado
While hiking, Southwestern Colorado
Austria; What's around the corner?
Campfire, great friends, warmth, light... and... marshmallows!
I waited until she passed me; how would you like to carry THAT all day? On THAT bumpy path!?
Admission: I added the light in the window afterwards in Photoshop. Shhhh.
Early sunlight beginning to touch this canal. I have software, The Photographer's Ephemeris, that shows on a satellite map the direction of the sun and length of shadows for any place and time on earth (including future dates). It cost about $12 in…
Not her best Idea,... we hope. Is that a Martian to her right?
View of the Campanile (Tower) from St Mark's Square [Pigeon Capital of the World]
Near the Cavalletto Hotel
View from the courtyard of the Doge's Palace
In Venice, serves as "Main Street".
This shot taken from in front of my Venitian hotel.
Taken from the back of a water taxi going from Venice airport to near my hotel.
From the airport to the pier closest to my hotel. More fun than a subway (which Venice does not have).
I left my hotel almost an hour before sunrise, expecting to see no one. Instead, there were photographers and their tripods scattered all around.
Gondola Bows!! Mostly, we see the whole object. But there are many component patterns!
On a Canal in Venice.
I see two eyes and a nose; do you?
Water access to our right, down a couple of steps to the canal.
Figure, as seen through arch in Doge's Palace, Venice
Incredible what you see if you look. [Sounds like a Yogi Berra quote].
Fine and subtle detail within massive architecture.
Courtyard Columns, Doges Palace, Venice
Outer Doorway, Doge's Palace, Venice
Just off the southern coast of England
Central Park, a beautiful Oasis
Metropolitan Museum, NYC; notice the shadow next to her... no one else did.
If they had met one another on a lonely trek across desert or mountain, they'd be hugging!
We've only got to cross those mountains
Tons of water, suspended in droplets, showing off for us!
Both our ship and theirs had trouble making way...
Same tree, years later (2016)
On a back road in Colorado, just as the sun rose.
I chanced upon a sunbeam in the kitchen window, Don't walk right by. Ask"What would shine in that light?"
No, a 1" rubber ball. I chanced upon a sunbeam in the kitchen window, "Don't walk right by," I said "What would shine in that light?"
As we noted in one of this site's essays, I believe you need to do some art by hand (even if you "fail") because in art you must notice all the the characteristics of what you are looking at - shape, color, shading, texture and so on.
The original by Turner, 1796, was pencil and watercolor. I did this copy in miniature and in charcoal to practice small stuff: Actual width is 2.5" wide. (I'd say that was miniature, wouldn't you?)
Yes, in 2016, that's 59 years ago!
Forty-five years ago - with a 2 pencil...
I'm trying to get back into drawing ..
Sketch made in London, but subject was in a book, I think
I painted this for my daughter, using no "model." often it is more fun not to copy a scene but to just make one.
Something to do at a restaurant while waiting for dinner: take iPad photos!
Like several others: Something to do at a restaurant while waiting for dinner: take iPad photos!
What is it? It's a face... no, those whiskers look like trees...what it I turn it counter clockwise 90 degrees...?
How's THAT for depth of field?
My first visit to Yosemite, 2011. What a thrill!