Any one ever see this man not smiling? We wandered around Downtown Storrs as long as we could take it, met a waiter from new restaurant who needed a ride home to Willi after finding there was no bus on Sat. So we took him home.
Grandma multitasking after my interview on Grandmas Attic WCNI New London, which was fun but early in the morning. lol
Not too early to be inspired though. Dew drops on greens less than 50 feet from the studio. enjoy pjc
Photographic Art Layered Life from a series we talked about on the air.
The first Third Thursday Street Fest had all the usual things, Great food, Art, Music, Smiles and sadness?
Thousands of folks attended and I was carrying a 480mm lens for this shot. Yes I do know what I want before I head out. The lens is heavy so rarely do I carry it for strolls. Image made breaking the rules at North St. looking into the sun, no hood. I ended up with an overexposed image exactly what I had planned. In PS I adjusted contrast darkened the image and over sharpened to create this graphic image of the crowd.
Here is an image of the colors of festivities more of my usual closer look stuff.
Mike Blommer plays with Fred’s Gospel Blues band. This image made moments before the first alarm that added sadness to the mix an unwanted visitor for this community.
At 7:15 I went to the Co-OP as I had planned to get some chips. There was a small crowd as it seemed that folks who could help were there and most of the rest stayed out of the way of the fire fighters who did a great job. Thank you very much to the devoted Fire Departments and the community.
Photographic Art Silver Gelatin Abstract originally posted on my b-day 2001 un liked?
Aztec Two Step at the Lake Wangumbaug Folk Festival Revival. Rex, Neal and I have been friends since I booked them for this show. Great Folks see them if you get a chance. That’s Freddy on bass n the video. peace pjc
Photographic Art faces of Third Thursday
May seventh along the Lebanon Green. Image made with the original Rebel and a 300mm lens [at 1.6 that's 480mm] I have always wanted to paint so here is my effort to create an impressionistic Digital Painting.
Those of you with allergies I hope this is what the world looked like for the last month minus, sneezing, running eyes and nose. Hope you feel better. enjoy pjc
Show of my work at Higher Grounds Coffee House/Gallery only 6 days left.
Like an Impressionist view/painting the the trees pop with the color of new life yet as vivid as Autumn dappled color as if with a palette knife. Somewhere between here and there, I know this has been a theme of many posts looking back on my life as I travel RT.87 metaphorically. But now I sit and ponder where am I? On this journey from the 20th century to the 21st, resisting digital, yet addicted to the computer [this as all recent color work is digital] since the death of Kodachrome the dwindling number of labs that process E-6 color transparencies and my first love Black and White Film. I do process it myself but printing due to 2011-present Hospital/health odyssey I find it difficult painful to work in the dark for long.
Enough whining or back story. Reality or what passes for reality I wonder if I could print lot’s more, if I could but the apt. has over 1000 prints 15 of which are hanging at Higher Grounds Coffee House and Gallery. These images range from B+W to Kodachrome to digital all are pigment ink prints, a cross breeding of image making Between Here and There. I rarely use Photo Shop except to convert images to pixels to show you “Me.” Like a rift in the time continuum I sit between impressionism, film, digital. Digital provides instant gratification, yet also instantly forgotten while overpopulating the world of art photography. Instant art without the journey or emotion? Perhaps the journey is after the exposure? This image has had a little post process, perhaps I will work more with post process but when in my mind does the image become a painting rather than a photograph? This post of my thoughts is so 20th century way more than 140 characters. I could scan all the negs instead of printing them, another filing system then in a couple years I’d have to transfer to the latest forever file storage [remember cd's were supposed to last forever? Now I read that forever is 3-5 years] I doubt that but will scan some as I travel back through 4 decades of images. More tomorrow the light and color is right. Comments here are appreciated thank you very much. enjoy pjc