5/05/2016

Time Tripping

Awhile ago, a friend called me from a local yard sale. She'd found a trunk of old scrapbooks, with magazine cuttings from the Silent and Golden Eras of Old Hollywood.

Looking at the lustrous photos of glamorous movie stars, I was intrigued by the idea of attempting to duplicate that look. So, I strong-armed The Middle Son to sit for me, while I played with strong light and took his picture. The was the result, plus two more below!



I was pleased with the outcome! Some grain, soft focus, various head edits, and I don't think it's readily apparent if this picture was taken yesterday or yesteryear! I got one of The Hubs, as well. Less glamour, more Film Noir on this one, though. LOL


And, finally, I pulled one of the many headshots I've done for The Girl Child and, even though I will probably redo it with a more era-appropriate pose, I still liked how it came out. I'm thinking "Young Starlet Leaving a Hollywood Hot Spot."


Playing with these gave me the idea to work on a project I'm calling The Expats. Hopefully, I get enough done soon to put in a show. But, in the meantime, let me know what you think!

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5/02/2016

Scotch & Cigarettes

While working on a project, I took a few side shots for a still life that just presented itself.







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3/15/2016

Fog Over The Mississippi

Hey, there! No, I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth. LOL I've been working and haven't had a ton of time for my art. Plus, I started off 2016 with seemingly endless circle of The Plague invading my house. But, this weekend, there was an incredible fog over the Mississippi River and I had to get out to take some shots.







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12/04/2015

Rainy Sunday in the City

Took this last weekend, while The Hubs and I were exploring downtown. Loved the perspective of the modern buildings with the peek of the gothic City Hall building in the background. And the rain.

Rain, Weather, St. Louis, MO, Missouri, City Hall, Downtown, Sunday, Perspective, HDR



I went for a little moody on this process, with just a touch of HDR. Just a bit of the cinematic feel was what I was shooting for, especially since the sky was a blank sheet of gray. After three days of a sky like that, I was really happy to see the sun again!

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12/03/2015

Wall Mural

(Ugh! I did it again! Had this all set up but forgot to schedule it! I was in an all-day seminar and certification testing yesterday, ended up with a pounding headache, and The Hubs very sweetly decided to take me out to dinner when he got home. All my norms were disregarded. LOL Sorry about that!)

During our three days of rain over the weekend, The Hubs and I decided to run some errands and I took the camera along just to see what I could see. Well, I saw this cute little wall mural on the side of a bank in the Grove neighborhood! Looked like a good subject for black and white to me!

Brick, Bicycles, Bicycling, Bike, Bikes, Black & White, B&W, The Grove, Maplewood, MO, Missouri,



It's a pretty vivid mural, but just really popped in black and white! I saw a ton of cool murals in The Grove neighborhood. I think I need to wait for a sunny day and go for a walk down there!

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12/02/2015

Wordless Wednesday with Silent Jay!

Got another cool Wordless Wednesday shot from Silent Jay for you today!

Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday

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12/01/2015

Our Christmas Tree 2015

Well, it's December 1st, so I'm joining in with the obligatory Sharing O' The Christmas Tree! LOL I'm seeing people's pictures of theirs popping up all over the place, so I thought I better get mine in there, as well!

Christmas, Xmas, Holidays, Yule, Festivus, Decor,

Actually, this year may turn out to be my favorite of all years for the Christmas tree! Why, you ask? Because I came home from work to find out that my middle son is apparently Buddy the Elf and was so excited for Christmas that his normally jaded, twenty-one year old self had put the entire tree up for me! So, this year, it's been all Christmas cheer and no Christmas headache!

Christmas, Xmas, Holidays, Yule, Festivus, Decor,

It has literally been raining to some degree non-stop for three days, so the outside lights aren't up yet and I still have some decorating to do in the house, but the biggest Christmas chore of all is finished and up to enjoy! Roll on Christmas!


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