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Better Late Than Never…..A Belated Birthday Gift for Ed: An Afternoon on the Pecos River, November 2012

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, black-and-white, Botanical, Contemplative, friends, Haiku, Idyllic, Infrared, Me, Nature, Pecos River, Photographic Commentary, Photography, Santa Fe, Solarization, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2013 by sambissell
Pecos Flow

Pecos Flow

In early November 2012, I traveled down to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for 4 days of celebration and the birthday of one of my oldest friends, Ed Gale. Ed and I went to high school together at Fountain Valley School, outside Colorado Springs, in the late 60s. Along for the ride were a couple of more high school chums, Kurt Swingle and Ernie Steck. We all arrived on Thursday, enjoying a wonderful dinner in downtown at The Shed, which I highly recommend, if you are down that way! I also recommend Harry’s Roadhouse, where we had breakfast the following morning, after which we ventured eastward to Cowles, which is little more than a sign post on a road with a smattering of cabins, here and there. That said, however, it was definitely a home away from home for our overnight. Once we had unloaded the truck and settled our gear, we took off for a scan of the river for Ernie, who had brought his fishing tackle, and for me, camera in hand. They found a likely spot for Ernie to return to and I caught this candid shot, the faces of the innocent kept in confidence:

Perusing the Rive

Perusing the River

We continued along our merry ways, whether it was Ernie donning his fly-fishing gear or myself continuing to shoot photos, as I am wont to do in a new environment. I traipsed about the shoreline as I studied the river and how various things got in its way to impede its course….that is, the rocks and boulders, felled branches and trees, detritus of one form or another, or whatever may be pushing it this way or that. While my concentration was the Pecos River itself, I was, occasionally, distracted by various ┬ábits that caught my eye.

Pecos Spanish Moss

Pecos Spanish Moss

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On Fire

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Electrified, Fire, friends, Infrared, Nature, Photography, Snowscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by sambissell

Blue Flame. Denver, 2005

Flames on the Floor. Denver, 2005

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I LIKE FEET!

Posted in Alternate processes, black-and-white, friends, Me, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2010 by sambissell

Red Hot Floor, 2005

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I SAY SO!!

Posted in friends, Horses, Photography with tags , , , on August 17, 2010 by sambissell

I say so

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In the Hall of the Mountain Queen

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, Buildings of Denver, friends, Photography, Solarization, watercolorized, Weddings with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by sambissell

Entry, Brass Urn, and Angles; Denver Masonic Temple

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The Dance

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, Bas Relief, black-and-white, Contemplative, Everlasting Love, friends, Love - plain and simple, Music, Photography, Solarization, watercolorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2010 by sambissell

Just Before The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death

Bloodless but Energized

Three variations on an original photo that I will not post at the request of those in it. And these are all processes that I haven’t used before….so all of these were experiments in how to mask who they are………….and obviously on a vampire-like theme.
Must be the evil in me trying to get out, eh?

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Images at a Wedding I

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Everlasting Love, friends, Love - plain and simple, Photography, Solarization, Weddings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by sambissell

Mattie and Lindsey got married a couple of days ago in the clock tower of the May D & F Tower in downtown Denver (open this link, then click on the resulting photo to get an even larger view for better detail).
It was truly an incredible experience and one I will likely never forget. I wasn’t their primary photographer and thankfully that was Liddy‘s job (whew!)…..but I took some shots that I really like quite a lot.
Enjoy!

1 0f 4 clocks in the tower

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I’m Back……..I think

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Contemplative, friends, Nature, Photographic Commentary, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2010 by sambissell

Friends of the Night

As was my last post, which was 11 months ago, these photos are for another friend, who shall remain nameless. We were talking on the phone last night about a few things…but mostly about my health, which has been a rollercoaster for quite a while. We also chatted briefly about the time it actually takes to write a blog and populate it with photos.

Fish out of Water

Much of the time, I try to upload an original photo with the variations I have made to alter it, then explain each photo or what have you. Although it doesn’t sound time-consuming, it really can be. With that said, I’m going to shift gears a bit with my previous blogs……. Continue reading

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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Galaxies, Upon Request

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Contemplative, Electrified, friends, Infrared, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Shimmering Silver with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2009 by sambissell

My friend, Catherine, asked “Wither is they?”
So, I respond, They is here:

Close-up of a Mentzilla (I don’t know a common name for it), taken down the street at my friend, Mark’s, house. I have mentioned Mark here a few times before; he is a curator at DBG. Recently, I submitted this photo for possible publication in a book of local photographers on Contemplative Photography (examples of which are here but aren’t local, just good examples that were used in a class I took at Working with Artists).

Galaxies, Waiting for Rebirth

Galaxies, Waiting for Rebirth

This photo was in a previous post but since it is a galaxy photo, here it is again:

The Center of the New Galaxy

The Center of the New Galaxy

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