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Color Negative   Leave a comment

At Central Market (as usual) on the weekend, but it was too hot even for the musicians to bother coming downtown to play.  So while sitting on one of the benches I looked at the renovations in progress at a store across the street.  One window had nothing but a mannequin and a planter in the window.  Bored, I took a half-hearted dozen or so images.  Then back at the computer I decided to experiment a bit and ended up creating a high-contrast, soft-focus color negative — just for fun.  I kind of like the result.  Or maybe I was just desperate to salvage an image — any image — after sitting in the 90+ degree heat.

Anyway, Melanie thinks the string of images are a bit “pervy”.  Hannah said, “Mom, it’s art.”  I’m going with Hannah’s assessment, but I’m posting only the G-Rated one.

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Posted June 30, 2012 by ~ Bruce in Digital Art

A Target Rich Day   5 comments

Some days I just carry my camera around and find absolutely nothing to shoot.  And then there are better days, like today . . .

(Above)  Before I even made it downtown I spotted these backlit maple leaves at St. John’s Episcopal Church on West Chestnut Street.

(Above)  Then an hour or so later I spotted these purple coneflowers on Queen Street.

(Above)  There were lots of musicians down at Central Market today.  This guy was playing his harmonica, with cigarette at the ready.

(Above)  This afternoon I spotted a whole garden of day lilies (one of my favorites to photograph) near Buchanan Park.

(Above)  And finally, while taking our Golden Retriever (Penny) for a walk, a hawk landed on a fence while we were walking down an alley near our house.  I rarely take my camera on walks with Penny.  Today I did, and this was my reward.  A good day of photography indeed!

Posted June 16, 2012 by ~ Bruce in Uncategorized

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Amish Surfing   Leave a comment

One of those things you occasionally see in a library in Lancaster county. The Amish may not have electricity in their homes, but that doesn’t mean a young man can’t check his email if the situation calls for it.

Posted June 13, 2012 by ~ Bruce in People

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