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Jettison

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Contemplative, Electrified, Nature, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , on September 7, 2010 by sambissell

Jettison. DBG, August 2008

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On Holiday……….

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Botanical, Electrified, Everlasting Love, friends, Idyllic, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography, Pups and Dogs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2009 by sambissell
Family of Four and then some

Family of Four and then some

Sometimes I dedicate posts to friends so I just want you to know that this one is for Deb, who was visiting from Saskatchewan this past week.
[So, Deb………….enjoy this post.]

We spent a couple of days up in Estes Park and although we didn’t pay the $20 entry fee to go into Rocky Mt. National Park, we did get to see a fair amount of wildlife, anyway. The group above just happened to taking in some sun in a neighborhood when we happened by on a side road to our condo by Fall River.
While I didn’t take a whole lot of arty shots, I did manage to take a few. But one of the great shots I like from our weekend is this one. We were walking down the main drag when we came across this fellow, who was, as you can tell, pretty damn cute. Right after I took this picture, I leaned into him and he licked my nose…something a bit unexpected considering we had never met.

Buddy

Buddy

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Waterfall

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Nature, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2009 by sambissell

Quite a long time ago, I took a photograph of my friend, Paul, under a waterfall in a snow squall. We were in the Wet Mountains of south-central Colorado on a camping trip in mid-May, hiking up to Lake of the Clouds (with this link, scroll to the bottom of the page for a good aerial view). However, now that you have that descriptive intro, I don’t have this fine photo!  😦

In the last few years, I have taken (and not lost) a few waterfall shots that I really like and that is what you get to see today!  🙂

Waterfall Wall

Waterfall and Wall

Taken at Denver Botanic Gardens, May 2007.

Waterfall 2

Waterfall 2

Taken the same day, same place, but inside the main building in an indoor fountain.
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Photo Drawings I

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Electrified, Horses, Idyllic, Nature, Photo Drawing, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2009 by sambissell
When Beauty Reflected, It Was As If

When Beauty Reflected, It Was As If

I believe this was the first photo-drawing I ever made, which was a few months ago; the original photo was taken in January 2005.

The process is one step further, after deriving my “electric” manipulation, which defines the clarity, to a great extent, towards creating the finished photo drawing.

While I have made several as I go along with current works…..

Benevolence

Benevolence (2009)

….I am more inclined to go back into my archives and play with photos that I took last year….

In Her Backyard, I Wait

In Her Backyard, I Wait (2008)

or even a few years ago….

Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile (2002)

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Dahlia – 5 Ways to Expression

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Electrified, Everlasting Love, Haiku, HDR, Nature, Negative Space, Photographers, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2008 by sambissell
Dahlia - Emerging

Dahlia - Emerging

A few days ago, I was talking to my friend, Lotte Janus, whose “home” is the world (she never stays in one place very long but considers her “base” Ojai, CA). She comes from a very artistic family, with one person or another having acted, worked in photography, and so on.
We were talking about a photographic exhibit she saw recently near Bridgewater, NY, and the various styles of work exhibited. Then we started talking about my work because there were artists in the show whose stuff is as unique as mine. One of the comments she made was in regard to the adaptations I make for a single photo and, I believe, that her sister would be interested, also being a photographer.

So, feeling a trace of  “challenge,” I decided to take a recent photo and play with it. The photo I chose was one I took for the Denver Botanic Gardens project for my friend, Ross Shrigley, who I have been shooting for this season. The original photo is above. One of the reasons I chose this photo is that it is just slightly out of focus, which would be masked by each of the processes.
First, I shifted it to my “Electric” process and produced this:

The Jelly-Starfish Nebula

The Jelly-Starfish Nebula

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Recent Electrifications – Part 2

Posted in Abstract, Botanical, Electrified, Nature, Photographers, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2008 by sambissell

I’ve been going through old works looking for pieces to work on and thought I’d share what I’ve done.

I took this photo when my son and I were on vacation in Arizona in 2003. It was taken in the Saguaro National Park, west-southwest of Tucson. We stopped on the road because the sunlight was so dramatic on this one saguaro as well as the clouds above. The day was a rolling series of rain squalls that blew in from various directions. So here are the two pieces:

Saguaro and Storm

Saguaro and Storm

Radiant Saguaro - Before the Storm

Radiant Saguaro - Before the Storm

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Dahlia: 3 ways

Posted in Botanical, Electrified, Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2008 by sambissell
Extraordinary Dahlia

Extraordinary Dahlia

My friend, Ross, the curator I’m shooting pictures for at DBG, identified this as a dahlia. Frankly, I never would have thought it. Side to side, it is about 8″ wide!

Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Well, he THINKS it’s a dahlia. If someone knows different, please tell me. In any case, it is absolutely astounding to see, with stalks like a giant sunflower, 6-8′ tall!

In the Snail's Command

In the Snail's Command

Have an excellent day!

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