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As Fall Approaches

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, Botanical, Buildings of Denver, California, Christmas, Contemplative, Electrified, Everlasting Love, Idyllic, Me, Mysticism and Magic, Nature, Negative Space, Photo Drawing, Photography, Snowscape, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by sambissell

DBG Pond and Changing Trees, 2005

These are photos I’ve taken through the years that reflect the oncoming colors that Autumn graces all of us with, in all of our different spots in the world. When I moved to Colorado many many years ago, I was told that there “aren’t any real colors, just lots of yellows.” Because I came from New England, where I grew up, and spent lots of time in Iowa and other parts of the Midwest during many of those same years, I was used to seeing a vast range of colors.

I didn’t think much of Colorado’s Autumn colors when I was in and out of college….I simply didn’t make note of it (if you can believe that!!). The more time I spent in the mountains, though, the more I came to realize… Continue reading

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So, YOU want Electric!

Posted in Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2008 by sambissell
Red and Yellow After Sunrise

Red and Yellow After Sunrise

This is the original photo I used when I “discovered” this new style I have been using. Like I said, sometimes I find a new process and then have to remember just how I did it. My mind works in mysterious ways, sometimes, and “remembering” can be a challenge, even at my young age of….well, we’ll just say my young age. That CAN be an excuse but, more often than not, “that’s the way it is” (words made famous by Walter Cronkite, which he used at the end of his broadcast every night).
In fact, this photo was taken in front of Ken’s house. I mentioned in the previous blog that I helped Ken move out of his house; this task took a lot longer than I had planned but I managed to acquire some very interesting stuff from him…just as I do when I help anyone move, which I seem to do a lot. In any case, the photo was taken out in front of his place, which had rather extensive gardens. And I LOVE gardens.

My love for gardens began when I was a kid and my Mom had terrific gardens on the property where I grew up in Connecticut. As a young man, my love for gardens disappeared, for whatever reason, and wasn’t renewed until I was about…well, when I was older. I had a girlfriend who remodeled my yard when I lived in Deer Creek Canyon, southwest of Denver, Colorado. When she moved on, I had to maintain them…I sure didn’t want them to disappear since they were so nice! It was then that I began studying horticulture at Denver Botanic Gardens. But I’ll get into that in another blog because that gets a bit complicated, all by itself! Continue reading