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Monday, October 26, 2015

On the Road

Greetings from the road.  I am currently in Tucson, Arizona and I just finished up a photo workshop with Arizona Highways.  We are staying at the White Stallion Ranch and we had a wonderful time.  The food and staff are terrific.  I was mad at myself for forgetting to bring a bathing suit but we were so busy that I didn't need it.  I have never taken so many pictures all at one time.  Here is a small sampling:

The horses were just as friendly as the staff
Just some cows.  Should we tell them that steak was on the menu?
We saw hot air balloons every morning.

Monday, October 19, 2015

New Large Scale. Work

I had to break out the winter coat today.  Not exactly what I wanted to do.  Just yesterday it was Fall and today it felt like Winter.  I am really looking forward to my trip to Tucson and some eighty degree weather.

I finally finished up another large scale transfer print.  I want to do one more since I have the supplies for it.  I want to make a vertical of one of the tall ship photos from Portland.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fall is in the Air

I went to Hunt's camera to purchase a polarizing lens as suggested by the equipment list for my upcoming Arizona Highways photo workshop.  I will be leaving for Tucson in about a week and a half and I want to have all my ducks in a row ahead of time.  Needless to say I spent about twice as much as I had intended but what can I say.  I needed (wanted) the stuff.

With the new lens in hand, I went to Lincoln Woods to try out my new toys.  I have to say I didn't really understand the concept of a polarizing lens until I watched a few videos.  Here are some of the results of what I did, courtesy of some photoshopping.  As you can see, fall is not quite here yet.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


I have been thinking about patterns which also happens to be the next theme for the Attleboro Arts Museum national juried show next year.  So many ideas, so little time.  Here is what I did with that in mind.  It is acrylyc on canvas. 30 x 40 and  it is currently hanging at the Wickford Art Association in their abstract show.  It was kind of fun to do and I was thinking about making it into a series such as greens, reds, etc.  I called it 50 Shades of blue.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

And We Have a Winner!

A few months ago, I entered the Roger Williams Botanical Garden Photo Contest.  My photo was chosen as the best photo of a rose in the rose garden.

I have to admit that this was a lucky shot.  I only took three photos of this and without a tripod.  I remember sitting in the gravel and I don't know how I got the dark background.  Like I said, this was a lucky shot.

And by the way, this is my 100th post.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I finished putting together a piece that now hangs out on the deck.  I figure it is fully weather proof due to the fact that this stuff is already rusted.  So here it is:

This went together fairly quickly which led to this

and this

and finally this

There was some debate about what this was among my studio mates.  One thought it was a sandpiper and another thought it was a buffalo because she was looking at the back side.  But for the record, it is a kiwi.