And to pay the bills … just a quick video posted to Augustine Social Dance on youtube. The video was made as a means of testing the capabilities of my DSLR for dance instruction videography, but we decided to go ahead and post it to the YouTube channel of dance instructor John Augustine. I need to bring up that John was at one time and may still be a DanceVision certified dance instructor — it is rare to have a professional instructor for casual or social dance instruction. Have a look, ignore the part where the camera tipped on the tripod, and enjoy John’s teaching style. Video here.
A public domain image, original in NYPL, of the Grayling, dated 1885. I have color corrected the image, cropped to square formate, and enhanced the tonal range. I find it very attractive. See a larger sized version here.
I’m starting a new annotation to my images as shown on my web pages at FAA, noting the images that I have framed in our own home and my reaction to them. Everyone’s home, color schemes, and tastes are different but I thought some of the image browsers might be interested in what I see in the images. I started with this one.
These two are framed and hung side by side in a large grouping of six photographs. I like them together because the whites are quite striking in the prints. Snowy Woods and Pear Trees. I always think of Bradford Pears blossoms as “snow” anyway.
This one I have framed on my office wall. Mabre Bleu.
Winter on the Beach is framed and paired with a white sand dune and sea grass image which is not in my gallery. But Winter on the Beach is a personal favorite.
St. George Island Grass Flats is an image I use to perfect a process for image transfer to wood. So far the results are like the logo boards from old-time orange crates — not bad, but not quite what I envisioned. It is a favorite image and I want to hone the process for the long aspect ratio images that I find truly spectacular.
El Mirador is an image that Mrs B and I absolutely love. Because of space limitations I created a slightly cropped version of the image you see at the link, available on Fine Art America, and we will soon have a 36 x 24 gallery-wrapped canvas version of El Mirador as the centerpiece in our dining room.