Thursday, 5 November 2015

A Short Film

I haven't posted anything in a long time, I know- not that I haven't had anything to share, but perhaps the opposite.   I have too much to share.  But when you're me, getting tired of yourself happens easily.  So allow me to shine a light on someone else- my son, Jude.  He draws comics and makes cartoons.  He is only 12 years old, and has been working on his tour-de-force animated movie for a couple years already, hoping to get it done by this Christmas.  But that huge project didn't stop him from finishing a shorter cartoon for this Halloween, taking a month to create the 8 minute short.  And it's the best thing he's completed so far.  Here it is, enjoy:

https://youtu.be/41SvY29NMqQ


Monday, 6 April 2015

RED


I've been in a visually red mood lately.  Something I can really appreciate happens when I transform shots into red shades, but I can't really put my finger on what that is.   Not that these shots don't stand on their own before the red transformation- a few of these I have already posted in other variations, and the rest of them that have been previously unseen I will still probably post later on in their original colors and/or black & white.  But these are definitely worthy of interest to anyone who might want a splash of red (art) on their walls.  A couple of these are actually QUITE large panoramic images that could be printed on some rather large canvases...

A link to the full slideshow (46 images):

http://lifeisart.ca/RedLandscapes/

The photo quality is MUCH better in the slideshow link above, but just in case, here's some samples:











Friday, 27 March 2015

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

New Series- Yellowed Landscapes

I ain't no Ansel Adams, but I do like taking me some landscape photos from time to time.

This is one of my favorite series so far, from a trip driving from Seattle to Wenatchee, Washington.
I've posted a few of these here and there in various forms, but here are some final versions of my favorites.  The yellows seem to get it just right, in my mind at least.

I do have another series of more spectacular shots I'm still working on from a drive through the rockies to Banff, but when you have 500 shots to work through, it takes a while to narrow it down...


(These pictures have been adjusted for the web and reposted, plus I added a couple.)
(click to enlarge and scroll through)














(There is still a light, off-color band across photos #5 & #6, that only appears once uploaded into Blogger that I can't seem to adjust for.  The original high-res files on my computer still are vastly superior.  I'll probably end up posting these somewhere else eventually anyways.) 







Monday, 19 January 2015

Wallpapes

Do people still download wallpapers for computer desktops?   
Well, they will now!
Especially since I fashioned some new ones for myself, and am now sharing them with you!

My desktop space can get easily cluttered, and i find it helps to have a desktop image that is simple, and often black and white images work best and help me focus the pertinent items.  

So here's some classy, mostly black&white wallpapers that I've been using, from my photos and artwork, all in the often-used 1920x1080 format (although if your screen is of different proportions, the "Stretch to Fill Screen" option works well with all of these).  I've included some of the full color versions if you're feeling wantonly reckless...

Just click on the title below each image to download the full size image:
















Yes, I suppose you could use them for something other than a desktop background, or you could just look at them.  Or you can just go away for all I care.  You never listen to me anyways.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

All caught up...?

No, I'm not sure what this means, especially since I'm definitely NOT all caught up...






(the baby and cowboy were real-life friends, as evidenced by the original photo, which I took when I was but a youth.)






Thursday, 23 October 2014

Random Digital offerings

Because I keep churning it out, here it is.  These photo manipulations (and they are indeed all originally photographs of mine, even though some cease to look like photographs) have become my new way of doodling.  












Saturday, 4 October 2014

NEW, OLD!!!

Yeah it's been a while.  So what?

Anyways, I've been terribly busy with work but last night I finally had a chance to do something for fun, for me-
I took this old painting:



Blue Jesus Playing a Green Sitar

And I worked on it some more.  Digitally.  I've always loved this painting and considered it one of my favourites if not my absolute favourite.  But there were a few areas that bugged me.  Not to mention that the "professional scan" I got done also had some flaws. Like that light glare over the darker green background, and glare within the black outlining.  Now that I professionally photograph artwork myself, looking back at this old digital copy makes me think I could do a much better job myself.  Which is encouraging.  Anyways, besides correcting the flaws of the scan, I also let myself digitally re-work this whole painting, and the new version, for now, is thus:



But as usual, I couldn't stop there, so I switched things up to make a few more versions:






Maybe I got carried away.  So what?