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11/18/17
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Kenyon College Campus

Playing with the new Luminar, I used this shot I took on the campus of Kenyon College to try out the new Luminar. Here is the color and black and white both done in Luminar to see how Luminar does with both.

#colorvsbw #photoediting #kenyoncollege

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If you have ghosts, you have everything

for today's 31 days of halloween i give you a ghostly piece fresh out of the studio last night. i have been wanting to create a piece using my Ghost nameless ghoul mask since i bought it well over a month ago and last night i made it a reality

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black & white



#blackandwhite #coffee

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When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?

yesterday yet another album was revealed from the 20th round of the Chrysta rae photography scavenger hunt and the word for this album was cinematic

I pondered and even completely shot something for this particular word and then I reversed gears and shot something totally different, I made an image that I have wanted to create for most of my life

growing up we had in our house a slender, wooden statue of Don Quioxte that stood on a small table near my room. I was always fascinated by the statue and more so the story of Don Quixote as a man of great imagination and conviction, a man of determination despite his ultimate shortcomings and a man who was unafraid to put everything he had into his ideals. I see a lot of myself in him–right along with the questionable sanity part–and it is in his spirit of unbridled imagination that I feel I am able to peel away the “real world” and bring about much of the art I create

my parents were always supportive of my creative ventures and never tried to steer me away from pursuing them. They encouraged me to do my art from an early age and I have them to thank for giving me that freedom and allowing my imagination to evolve and prosper. As I grew older I started buying porcelain figures of Don Quioxte for my mother, perhaps as a subliminal way of thanking her for allowing me to pursue the windmills in my head and tilting the great beasts and she always loved receiving them.

I still have the figures I gave her as well as the original wooden one that stood guard outside my room. I have added more figures to the collection as I have come across them in my travels and am always on the hunt for new ones as he is a figure that embodies much of what motivates me every day and I never want to forget that spirit of imagination no matter what others around me might think

many years ago I had a vision of the image you see here and I wanted to one day create it, but only if I felt I could do it the justice it deserved as I felt it was to be one of the most important and personal images I might ever create. But unlike in the story it is clear that Don Quioxte is indeed defeating all the windmills he has come across as he readies himself for the next one to challenge as this is how I often times see myself. I love a good challenge–even if the challenge is all in my head–and I am always sizing up my imagination to see just what new Quixotic adversary I will be tilting next.

Will it some day lead me to my own insanity much like Don Quixote? Will this endless pursuit break my soul? Who knows? But what I do know is I will continue to pursue my passion to create art for as long as I am still breathing

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8/19/17
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SO RUDE!

Some people can be so rude! Spent some time talking to the woman standing next to this Mustang. She just refused to answer any of my questions pertaining to the car. Wow! People are just so rude these days, and she just would not move out of the shot! So fine! I went and took the shot and moved on. I just can't believe how rude people can be. I'm done ranting!

Btw, color photo was done in Adobe Lightroom CC and the black and white was done in Macphun's Tonality.

#colorvsbw #postprocessing #photoediting #mustang #carshow #classiccar

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He's come for you, what will you do, He'll slash you and rip you and cut you in two

for today's 31 days of halloween i invade your nightmares with my latest self portrait fresh out of Elm street

i have always loved the Freddy movies–especially the first ones–as it was a new style of killer and one that was virtually impossible to escape as he was always waiting for you to fall asleep...and we all have to sleep at some point

so this goes out to my love of horror and was a another way to push myself in my digital art as all of the makeup was drawn in photoshop

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autumn moods



#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome
#monochrome

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all we are is dust in the wind

the final albums for this round of the chrysta rae photography scavenger hunt have now been revealed and this was my entry for the word dissolve

if you are not aware of what the hunt is, it is where up to 500 photographers of all skill levels are given a list of words and it is up to them to interpret those words via a photo any way that they feel fit

if this sounds like something you might want to try, signups for the next hunt will be soon so be sure to follow +Lauri Novak who has taken the reins of the hunt and will be announcing when the next signup will be

if you missed any of the albums here are the links to each album so go check them out and give some love to these amazing photographic artists

calculating: http://tinyurl.com/day-1-calculating

zig zag: http://tinyurl.com/day-2-zig-zag

up: http://tinyurl.com/ybqnp8f3

face: http://tinyurl.com/day-4-face

cinematic: http://tinyurl.com/day-5-cinematic

dissolve: http://tinyurl.com/day-6-dissolve

bronze: http://tinyurl.com/day-7-bronze


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things I like...
funny pictures in a Danish store
taken with the retro camera app imitating the little orange box



#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome
#monochrome #phonephotography

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4/18/17
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Propeller 2016

A little shot from last year's Waco Reunion in both color and black & white.

#colorvsbw #postprocessing #airplane #biplane #wacoreunion
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