Owls on a String

Like Owls on a String they flewI have been experimenting with a small light box this week.  The project was titled Making Fine Art.   My personality is showing in my creations.   I am more about fun than Fine Art.   I have added this to the album of “eyes of the world”.


The Cleaner


The Cleaner

I used two curve layers in Photoshop to achieve the dark and light sides.    The initial black and white conversion was done with a gradient layer.    It still does not quite look finished to me.  Looking for suggestions for the final touches to take it to the next level.



Hovering Male Osprey

ospreys are the only raptors, which can hover over a fixed point during flight.   A storm had passed through the day before  making the water too turbid for any fishing.    This beautiful raptor shows his incredible symmetry while hovering.

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The Way Home

I count the tables, she counts the trees
I tell stories, she speaks of everything she sees
I’m in the shade, she’s in the blinding light of heaven

A fire raised by paper boats
But now she stands before me opening the buttons of her coat
I find myself wrapped in open arms of heaven

She’s giving me everything she owns

I hear his work, these idle hands
I turn my back, while she’s done everything she can
I’ve lied awake eaten by the poverty of anger

She’s giving me directions home
I don’t see a thing
Except this gentle glow of haloes

He told me of the grace I lack
He clipped my wings but now my strength is coming back
I lay my case before the open heart of heaven

She’s giving me everything she owns
I don’t see a thing
Except this gentle glow of haloes

David Sylvian

Poetic Sighs

You are a little

Tender flower

Your petals 

May have fallen

Yet you have

Stood strong

But still delicate

And beautiful

in the pouring rain

And the gales

Of your stormy life

photo and poetry collaboration with blondegirlphotographer and dstudioarts

The Safe Shot

I am challenged to step out from behind the make believe blind.   Excited to see where this leads my photography.

Creative Homework in Photography

A very windy/stormy day here in Oregon.   This is my vision of bringing the windy day inside the studio.  The storm is softened through the eyes of my lens.

Dark and refreshing with a silver lining blowing in the wind.

Wigeon Power Couple


This is a story of watching the watchers. 

In the misty morning

In the quietness of the cold-

we watched

a pair so bold.

The composition has a touch of voyeurism in the layering – which saved it from deletion.   It was so cold this pair of American Wigeons had frost covering them.