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Another year ahead!

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Buildings of Denver, California, Contemplative, Electrified, Everlasting Love, friends, HDR, Horses, Idyllic, Love - plain and simple, Me, Mysticism and Magic, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Snowscape, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by sambissell

As I do occasionally, I create posts for friends, who are special to me. This is one of those posts.

This one is for Gina V.

Because I just passed another year, the title of this blog has 2 meanings: I have found myself one more year forward and look forward to the one coming up.
The past year has had its ups and downs, as many do, but I like to base a year on the people I meet, more than anything. Events are one thing but meeting people who leave an impression are something entirely different. And while I have met quite a few people this year, meeting Gina has left quite an impression on me. I could list the reasons why but I won’t: she knows why, I think, and that is all that matters.

I consider the work included here some of my best work, either for personal reasons or because of feedback. The dates refer to the original date I took the photos.

So, Gina, these are for you….sort of a gift to you as I enjoy the entry of my next year on this planet. Enjoy!

Flame and glass

Flame and glass (2004)

Fading Tree Peony

Fading Tree Peony (2008)

Chance Meeting (2008)

Chance Meeting (2008)

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A Deimos Way of Life

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Electrified, Photo Drawing, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2009 by sambissell
A Deimos Way of Life 2

A Deimos Way of Life 2

Experimenting with a new process. Any thoughts?

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Peter and the Snowflake Lights

Posted in Abstract, Buildings of Denver, Electrified, friends, Photo Drawing, Photographers, Photographic Commentary, Photography with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2009 by sambissell
Reflection No Reflection

Reflection No Reflection

My friend, Peter Forss, and I went to a photo gallery, Rule Gallery, last week to see a large selection of collodion wet plates by Mark Sink (with examples here). Sink’s wet plates are absolutely exraordinary and actually give you a sense that they were taken in the 19th century, for the most part.

As we were leaving the gallery, Peter stopped to inspect the “snowflakes” in the window. My intent was not just taking a photo of Peter but of the buildings across the street. And then this woman strolled passed outside on the sidewalk and just happened to look in the window, presumably at Peter.

Seing Just Beyond

Seeing Just Beyond

What They See

What They See

Have an excellent week!

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Please take a look at my website…….

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Buildings of Denver, Electrified, Everlasting Love, HDR, Horses, Me, Mysticism and Magic, Nature, Negative Space, Photography with tags , , on November 2, 2008 by sambissell

It was updated this weekend and has several new pieces on it, as well as several panoramas, which is a new addition to the site:

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Lost Buildings of Denver (Pt 1)

Posted in Buildings of Denver, Photographic Commentary, Photography with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2008 by sambissell

I am in a club of sorts. The 2nd Wednesday Club. There are 3 members: myself, my high school buddy, Dan, and a friend of his, Jerry. Our club, so far, has been in existence for only 2 months but I see it going a much longer time than that. I find that it is especially enjoyable to be a member of our small club so I can see how my compatriots shoot.

What Is Left-Childrens Hospital Demolition

What Is Left - Childrens Hospital Demolition

What we do is shoot for a word/idea each month, submit 3 images, which are uploaded to another site, and then we critique each others’ works (or define how we came to use a particular entry to the final cut). We choose our words by selecting 3 individually, send them to Dan, who tallies the words, then we vote from the list of words to determine the word we use. It’s a great system because we don’t know ahead of time what the word will be, which makes the way we “see” that much more interesting.
The last two months our idea/words have been “reflection” and “the end”. Take a look.

This month…that is, for the 2nd Wednesday in September…our word is “change”. Taking my chances that I won’t be trumped by my Club friends, I’ve decided to add a set of three, only one of which will make the final cut in a couple of weeks. Although these shots would have worked equally well for “the end”, they fit the present word, as well.

Where the Door Was

Where the Door Was

The Childrens Hospital in Denver closed its doors earlier this year after their new facility was built east of town in a new massive complex, where Fitzsimmons (the Vets) Hospital and CU Medical Center have moved also. All three of these hospitals HAD been in very convenient locations in the “heart” of the metro area. Where they are now is actually not very convenient at all. But that’s where they are and that’s the way life is, unfortunately.

When my son was a baby, my ex and I spent a LOT of time in the ER at Childrens when it was downtown. Our son had ear infections on a regular basis, among other babyhood maladies. So, it was with sadness that I took this photo on Sunday. Demolition started a few months ago and they are getting down to the end. As you can see, the three photos here are all the same one; I progressively changed them to suit my needs for invoking more and more of a “statement”. I expect you’ll figure out the statement I am trying to invoke.

Attack of the Bureaucratic Machine

Attack of the Bureaucratic Machine

In the future, I’ll be adding photos that aren’t my usual subjects of nature and the like. I DO shoot a lot more stuff than just flowers…but then I’m just getting going with this blog so we have a long way to go, you and I.

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