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Recent Electrifications, including a few degrees of separation, and some HDR

Posted in Electrified, HDR, Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2008 by sambissell
Penstemons

Penstemons*

Been a bit idle here for a few days….well, since I put the piece up for Angel. She was sick for a few days and didn’t see it right away….that’s OK. The blog cheered her up quite a lot and put a bit of sunshine back in the apartment where she lives.
Anyway, I’ve been doing some other stuff…mostly research on neuro-liguistic programming and neuro-acoustic sound therapy. I’ve been using the sound therapies of Dr. Jeffrey Thompson for about 6 or 7 months and found them to be VERY beneficial; I highly recommend anyone to use his works, which are available at your local library (or can be ordered through it).

I can only do so much research before my eyes just burn out, though, and I need to take a break. I get up, maybe put some eye drops in my dry scratchy eyes and go out to the garden and get some air. To relax, I play with a photo. The stuff I do with my photography is, of course, work…and laborious, too. It’s a labor of love and anyone who works on their photography like I do enjoys what they are doing so it isn’t “work,” or “labor.” It’s love, pure and simple.

Landing

Landing

Take the work I discovered recently of Matt George. Matt is a photojournalist who obviously loves his work. Look around his site and see the vast range of subjects he uses and the depth to which he goes to study his subject. Then, when he processes his work, the end result is absolutely staggering. I wrote him and compared his work to Louis Trociolla, since it appeared as if uses HDR, which I recently “discovered.” I fairly certain I’ve mentioned Louis here before; his work explains itself as soon as you see it. So, Matt’s work reminded me of Louis’ work; Matt comes back and tells me he doesn’t use HDR but others have said the same thing about his work. Coulda fooled me! O, yeah, he did.

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This is for Angel…. ((but others can read it, too))

Posted in Everlasting Love, Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2008 by sambissell
White Orchid - Detail

White Orchid - Detail

I met Angel 8 years ago. We met quite by accident one night when I was surfing the Internet looking for something/someone. Our first conversation is definitely one neither of us will ever forget though I’m not going to tell you about it….just think of a conversation you’ve had with an old friend that is etched in your memory bank and will never be transferred to another account. That is the conversation we had.

Emerging

Emerging

We have witnessed a great many things through each other over the years. We’ve become closer than many couples who have known each other for as long…perhaps longer…and Angel is someone who I entrust my life to. She has done an unbelievable job, through the years, of rescuing me from the depths of Hell or worse. While I can say that I have been there as much as I possibly can for her, I can also say that I have dropped the ball, as well, and that is not something I am very proud of. (When I have dropped the ball, it was through my own stupidity, of course, but I can honestly say that I have promised myself I won’t ever do that again.) Though I did “fail” her at one of her most dire times, she forgave me…and that is a true friend.

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