Friday, January 18, 2019

The Ebb and Flow of Life...





"The ebb and flow of daily life can lead to wonderful highs,
crushing lows, and everything in between."
Julie Foudy



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For Whom the Bell Tolls...





"No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of contentment,
As part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee."
John Donne


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Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Flower of Happiness!





"Happiness held is the seed; 
Happiness shared is the flower."
John Harrigan

Hope all my friends in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving...


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Friday, October 5, 2018

An Afternoon with Wine...





"Wine is constant proof that God loves us
and loves to see us happy."
Benjamin Franklin



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Friday, September 28, 2018

First time doing glass ball photography!





"Art doesn't just happen by accident.
It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things."
Nicholas Meyer

Not bad for holding the ball with one hand and the camera
with the other hand!


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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Wheel of Fortune...





"Life is like a wheel.
Sooner or later it always comes around
to where you started again."
Stephen King


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Sunday, July 29, 2018

A Bit of History...



Every now and then I go back over my photos to see
what will work in B&W.
I play with them in LR...cropping more, tweaking this or that.
And of course, converting to B&W...
These were taken during one of my last excursions with
Tri-Community Photo School before they closed.
The Reagan Library.
I appreciate President Reagan much more now than I did then.
Whatever your political whim is...
the Reagan Library is an interesting and educational place to visit.


I love this quote...so up lifting...and so indicative of 
President Reagan's ideals.


Students learning about President Reagan's part in convincing  Russian President Gorbachev to take down the Berlin wall.


At the time of my visit (Feb. 2015), there was an additional exhibit
of vintage cars...which I was excited to photograph with my
new at the time, Fuji XT1.
Hard to do when you run out of memory on your memory card
and don't have any extra cards with you...
...the following photos were all shot with my iPhone 5!




Vintage cars work well in B&W, don't you think?


These days, people seem to forget that this is just what the police
are trying to do...


The tail end of the Presidential helicopter.


The library is located on President Reagan's ranch in
Simi Valley in California,
a beautiful area of Southern California.



These last two are my favorite shots of the day...
I still can't believe I shot these with my iPhone!!!


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Solving the World's Problems...








"Being on a boat that's moving through the water,
it's so clear.
Everything falls into place in terms of what's important 
and what's not."
James Taylor



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Breath and Shadow...








"A human being is only breath and shadow."
Sophocles



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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Backyard Bliss...




"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance,
everyone should have a dog that will worship him...


...and a cat that will ignore him."
Dereke Bruce


RIP Cleo...


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Life Boats...





"A ship in port is safe, 
but that's not what ships are built for."
Grace Hopper


Life boats on the Queen Mary...
At rest in Long Beach Harbour, California.



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The Ebb and Flow of Life...

"The ebb and flow of daily life can lead to wonderful highs, crushing lows, and everything in between." Julie Foudy...