Category Archives: Almost Artistic

Santa Claus – About the Reindeer

The Original Eight Reindeer Santa Claus began his association with Reindeer in 1821 – an event that was chronicled in a narrative published by a New York printer in a booklet called ‘A New Year’s Present’: Old Santeclaus with much delight His reindeer drives this frosty night. O’er chimneytops, and tracks of snow, To bring […]
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Photographs and the Right to Privacy

When you snap a picture of another person, two fundamental rights often come into play: the right of the photographer to free expression and the right of the subject to privacy (the right to be left alone). – Lien Verbauwhede, 2006 – On my blogs, the right of personal privacy always outweighs my right as […]
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How Truthful are Photos? My Altered Cars

The Age of Information. The internet has given us the keys to an almost limitless resource. Bias is unlimited too, making the search for something resembling the truth almost as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Of course, the manipulation of words and photos is not new. History shows that photojournalists have […]
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Green and Yellow with a Blanket of White

We had 10 inches (25 cm) of early season snow last week. The best thing about this is that it is the wake-up call for what is going to come when winter arrives for good. Winter Morning Poem – By Ogden Nash Winter is the king of showmen, Turning tree stumps into snow men And […]
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Removing the Colour

Depending on your perspective, this could be a photo of a tree with a bright coloured background, or a sunset with a dark tree in the foreground. Because they are primeval, because they outlive us, because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence. And though rooted in earth, they seem to […]
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Spotted in my Yard – The Rare Red Couch

It snowed here again. I think this is the 4th time since early September that The Car Guy has had to plow the drive way. I wield the shovel – I am the Cleaner of the Walks and Photographer of the Event. Snow is often an event, especially if there is lots of it and […]
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Sunrise – Not Over Miami

Palm trees – yes. Miami – no. Arizona! This post was for the old WordPress.com Photo Challenge Rise/Set.

Prolific in Red – Bottlebrush Filters

This post is for the old WordPress.com photo challenge Prolific.

Palm Trees and Sunrises

All filters are available in a program called Topaz Studio. This post was for the old WordPress.com photo Challenge Lines.

Red Roses in a White Vase

This simple bouquet of two roses and some baby’s breath will last forever (or until it gets so dusty the roses don’t look red any longer) because I dried the roses by hanging them upside down in a cool spot for several months. After I took the photo, I tried a few filters in the […]
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