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Sunday, July 15, 2012  "AZURE SEAFORM PAIR" by Dale Chihuly (2011) $5,600.00  "Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors." ~ Joseph Addison  Here's the final post in the Dale Chihuly 2012 (Dallas, TX) series; thanks for your comments. Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com.  During our visit, I overheard someone say that turquoise is Dale Chihuly's favorite color. This work of art was sitting atop a pedestal and enclosed in glass, but that didn't prohibit me from taking a picture.  "The Azure Seaform Pair is a two-piece composition that resonates with these reflective qualities of marine forms. A tidal cadence of turquoise along the mouth of the piece illuminates the bands of lapis strata that wrap the body. Set against these temperate tonalities, a radiant yellow lip wrap defines the folding contours of the body, accentuating the form articulated in this piece. This handblown Studio Edition measures approximately ten inches across and arrives with a custom-designed display vitrine and Chihuly Seaforms, a book detailing the inspiration behind this series, with forty-four full-color photographs and an introduction by oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Azure Seaform Pair is a fluid expression of the aquatic translated through the artist’s chosen medium of glass." ~ Reprinted text from DC's PP  View the back of this hand blown glass art piece here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/19371744_9MCHQS#!i=1936594779&k=ZvBn3dj&lb=1&s=A   Be blessed and share the rest!  "GARDENS OF GLASS: DALE CHIHULY" 2012  Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens  Dallas, TX  http://www.dallasarboretum.org/  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***   (photo taken June 29, 2012)
Sunday, February 26, 2012      "RED BARON SQUADRON"    "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." ~ Henry Ford     SOOC, polished to perfection, and built in 1943 comes this 69 year old Stearman E75, N802RB of the Red Baron Pizza aerobatic team. It carried Boeing construction number 75-6451. The Red Baron Squadron was established in 1979 as a promotion for Red Baron Pizza. The squadron flew vintage Stearman biplanes and was the oldest civilian air team in the United States, attending airshows throughout the country and flying formation aerobatics. Their base of operations and air museum was at the Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport in Marshall, Minnesota. In 2007, after 28 years of flying, the company announced the retirement of the squadron.    Serial Number: 75-6451   MFR Year: 1943   Engine Model: P&W R-985 SERIES     Red Baron's Pizza website is here:http://www.redbaron.com/default.aspx    I appreciate your comments on yesterday's "All That Glass" photo. Have a blessed Sunday!    UPDATE: Special thanks to Refslund for additional information regarding this aircraft. Read his comment below.    ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***    The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum   Falcon Field - 2017 N. Greenfield Road   Mesa, Arizona 85215  Official website: http://www.azcaf.org    (photo taken 12/28/2011)
April 4, 2009 - "Doors and Stairs"
July 5 ...    From a flowerbed.  Over the next 3-4 weeks we are getting a lot of family here and are visiting friends elsewhere, so my postings may be a little sporadic. Hope to be able to comment on your fine pictures
Oct 23:  Morning on the Bay I captured this shot on the way into work.  The picture caught my eye and I turned around and drove back to this location to capture the shot.  I was not dressed for the weather but I stood there anyway and took shots for 20 min.  This is a 30 sec exposure shot on the bay with my remote trigger.  Temps had dropped from the 60's to 48 with the wind blowing off the water at 15-20.  I could hear the wind howling through the masts.  A couple of masts on the left side you can see the blur hence movement in these masts.  The line in background is the interstate that is leading to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.  Tunnel over to Norfolk.  Have a great day
Sunday, February 20, 2011                  "O is for ORNAMENT"  "A true friend is someone who knows your faults and genuinely loves and accepts you anyway." ~ Unknown Author   This is a beautiful, crystal Christmas tree ornament that was a gift from my best friend in 2009.  I turned off the lights to darken the background. Also, I intentionally did not position the camera to center the photo, because I had an "eye" for something different. Additionally, before I pushed the button to take the picture, I twisted the hanger to make the ornament spin - thus, the variations in color. Finally, as the French saying goes, "Voila!"  View the pp / remix version here: http://godschild.smugmug.com/Project-365/Daily-Dose-of-One-A-Day-2011/15049328_xybZM#1192601505_VcwrT  Have a super Sunday, everyone!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***   (photo taken 2/19/2011)
December 17, 2010  "IKEBANA DOUBLE ENDER AND ROWBOAT with NIIJIMA FLOATS" by Dale Chihuly  "Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up."  ~ Allen Klein  I've selected this one as my computer's screesaver. I am a huge admirer of Dale Chihuly's glass art. These were imported from Finland.The entire gallery of this collection can be viewed in my ArtScape folder. I appreciate all of your comments on yesterday's POTD.   The complete "Chihuly: The Collection" gallery is here: http://godschild.smugmug.com/ArtScape-1/Chihuly-The-Collection-2010  What a busy week........TGI Friday!   Have a great weekend.  "Chihuly: The Collection" Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City, Oklahoma www.chihuly.com  *** #2 photo of the day and all time ***  (photo taken 7/24/2010)
Embrace the light.    Wow, thanks everyone so much for all the wonderful comments yesterday it is so encouraging.
Pretty in Red  Sat. November 1, 2008 (DAY 201)    Meet Miranda...  I had a photo session for her sweet 16.  We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous;  One perfect day to take outdoor shots.  April set up the location at Forbidden Garden,  complete with the Lion Dancer!  Thanks April, that was fun!!    This photo is SOOC (straight out of camera).  I'm still working on  the rest of the pics, that I think need some touch ups.    My hubby helped me (again) with the reflector.  Thank you dear!
08/29/09 - I took more candle shots last night.  This is the same set-up as the night before, but I used a different candle style.  What I was going for was the perspective of high in the front and low in the back.  Not just a curve but a curve with an interesting height perspective in it.  Mostly I was just having fun with glass and reflections and seeing if I could produce a pretty picture...maybe something for a romantic greeting card.  But, coming up with catchy titles is not my thing, so, here you have it title free:-)      Dirkster, here's the set-up:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Art/Glass-Appeal-16/9421013_LHGKh#633028939_z3Uuy  Yes, I was bathroom shooting.  To get this effect, you need two mirrors that are reasonably parallel to each other.  I just happen to have a small medicine cabinet with a mirror door on the right wall and another mirror over the sink.  You open the medicine cabinet door and waa laa you have two roughly parallel mirrors.  Nice thing about this set-up is that it was at a normal height for shooting without a lot of bending.      Complications:  The darn flame was ALL OVER THE PLACE despite me doing everything I could to keep the air in the room from moving.  Sometimes if I'd wait a minute or two between shots it would cycle straight and still for 3-5 seconds and then resume it's dance.  I'd try to take my pic when it was more or less still but that was hard.    Amazing how you stop breathing when trying to take a 3 second picture.      Joey was with me around 8PM for 45 minutes helping me, and Johnny popped in and out a few times.  Joey has gotten pretty good about gently taking the pic and understands why we can't move the camera.    This was Party Lite candle wax, and at the right temp, it melts completely liquid.  I put the candle holder in the oven at 175 to to melt the wax quicker.  But, in the bathroom, over time the wax started to get solid again.  I have one great all liquid shot, but there are a few things about that pic that bother me, so I chose not to post it.  But, I thought the liquified wax was pretty cool.  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Art/Glass-Appeal-16/9421013_LHGKh#633186200_Ddoh7      Anyway.......................    You guys have a great weekend!  2 more days and I will be off call and much happier...    Maryann
7470: I'm back - sort of: My computer issues rage on, I can't wait until I get my new machine up and running!! This piece of junk seems to be running again (Let's see how long that lasts lol) Anyway - This is the steam locomotive 7470 from the North Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH. I have waited 3 years for this shot! I have many more shot to show you guys that I couldn't post because of this damn machine!!  10/2/2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012    "SUNNY SIDE UP"    "Be a rose which gives fragrance, even to those who crush it. ~ Author Unknown    SOOC comes this yellow rose of...........Arizona, and not Texas:)!     According to history, yellow is  a bright, sunny color that evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. Akin to those shared with a true friend are the warm feelings associated with the yellow rose. It is also an ideal symbol for joy and friendship, in contrast to the romantic meanings attributed to other roses. Additionally, yellow roses can send the perfect message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. Joy and delight are representative of the color yellow and an ideal way to brighten someone's day who may be feeling down.  Finally, a yellow rose can bring out the smile in quite a way that no other flower can.     I sure do thank you all for your comments; they are very much appreciated.    Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday.    Scottsdale City Hall  Scottsdale, AZ    ***#1 photo of the day and all time***    Check out the #2 photo from yesterday that was posted by mpkonopa: http://mpkonopa.smugmug.com/Photography/General/15362358_kZWBDn#!i=1695756548&k=fQrzptC&lb=1&s=A    (photo taken 12/26/2011)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011    "PULLING STRAWS?"    "Remember when looking in the mirror, it is always looking back at you; the reflections seen are only ever as kind or as ill as your own projections." ~ Morrigan    I didn't have to pull straws for this one................woo hoo!!! This is MY FIRST PP IMAGE (focal b/w, uncropped, however). I stepped outside of my comfort zone. Furthermore, I am such a "visual" person. On Sunday, after creating yesterday's POTD using marbles and the mirror, I decided to see what image I could create with straws and the mirror.  Too much time on my hands? Well, all work and no play....... you know what they say.    I am overwhelmingly appreciative of your comments regarding yesterday's "Marbelicious" POTD. It landed in the #8 spot. Fellow SmugMuggers, you rock!      The original version of the photo can be viewed here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/15299231_BkGGq#1168324428_2gjWC    ***#6 photo of the day and all time****    (photo taken and pp 1/23/2011)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012  "TIMELESS TULIPS" Abstract  "Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." ~  Edward de Bono  What a difference a day makes! Here's the  "remix" version of yesterday's "Timeless Tulips" photo created with a Picnik effect. Unfortunately, the picnik is over. As announced earlier, Picnik closed on April 19, 2012.   To compare and contrast the original and the abstract version, click here to view the original photo: http://godschild.smugmug.com/Project365/Daily-Dose-of-One-A-Day-2012/19925393_swcnH9#!i=1748517744&k=QqZVQwJ&lb=1&s=A  SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat is tonight in OKC at 8:00 PM CST. The family and I are pulling for the "young guns" of OKC. Go Thunder!!!  Have a terrific Tuesday.  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (abstract version created and original photo taken on 3/13/2012)
October 5, 2009 - "Grand Teton Sunrise"    Our first day in Jackson, Wyoming we left the hotel at 630 am to get some sunrise shots.  It was cold and dark waiting for the sun to appear first on the mountains and then on this barn.  There was some light smoke in the air from area controlled burns.    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Mormon Row Historic District  Mormon Row is a line of homestead complexes along the Jackson-Moran Road near the southeast corner of Grand Teton National Park. The rural historic landscape's period of significance includes the construction of the Andy Chambers, T.A. Moulton and John Moulton farms from 1908 to the 1950's. Six building clusters and a separate ruin illustrate Mormon settlement in the area and comprise such features as drainage systems, barns, fields and corrals.  The district occupies a spectacular site in Jackson Hole with the Teton Range rising in the background.
Sunday, July 15, 2012

"AZURE SEAFORM PAIR" by Dale Chihuly (2011)
$5,600.00

"Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors." ~ Joseph Addison

Here's the final post in the Dale Chihuly 2012 (Dallas, TX) series; thanks for your comments. Dale Chihuly's official website is http://www.chihuly.com.

During our visit, I overheard someone say that turquoise is Dale Chihuly's favorite color. This work of art was sitting atop a pedestal and enclosed in glass, but that didn't prohibit me from taking a picture.

"The Azure Seaform Pair is a two-piece composition that resonates with these reflective qualities of marine forms. A tidal cadence of turquoise along the mouth of the piece illuminates the bands of lapis strata that wrap the body. Set against these temperate tonalities, a radiant yellow lip wrap defines the folding contours of the body, accentuating the form articulated in this piece. This handblown Studio Edition measures approximately ten inches across and arrives with a custom-designed display vitrine and Chihuly Seaforms, a book detailing the inspiration behind this series, with forty-four full-color photographs and an introduction by oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Azure Seaform Pair is a fluid expression of the aquatic translated through the artist’s chosen medium of glass." ~ Reprinted text from DC's PP

View the back of this hand blown glass art piece here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/19371744_9MCHQS#!i=1936594779&k=ZvBn3dj&lb=1&s=A

Be blessed and share the rest!

"GARDENS OF GLASS: DALE CHIHULY" 2012
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Dallas, TX
http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

***#1 photo of the day and all-time***

(photo taken June 29, 2012)

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Sunday, July 15, 2012  "AZURE SEAFORM PAIR" by Dale Chihuly (2011) $5,600.00  "Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors." ~ Joseph Addison  Here's the final post in the Dale Chihuly 2012 (Dallas, TX) series; thanks for your comments. Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com.  During our visit, I overheard someone say that turquoise is Dale Chihuly's favorite color. This work of art was sitting atop a pedestal and enclosed in glass, but that didn't prohibit me from taking a picture.  "The Azure Seaform Pair is a two-piece composition that resonates with these reflective qualities of marine forms. A tidal cadence of turquoise along the mouth of the piece illuminates the bands of lapis strata that wrap the body. Set against these temperate tonalities, a radiant yellow lip wrap defines the folding contours of the body, accentuating the form articulated in this piece. This handblown Studio Edition measures approximately ten inches across and arrives with a custom-designed display vitrine and Chihuly Seaforms, a book detailing the inspiration behind this series, with forty-four full-color photographs and an introduction by oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Azure Seaform Pair is a fluid expression of the aquatic translated through the artist’s chosen medium of glass." ~ Reprinted text from DC's PP  View the back of this hand blown glass art piece here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/19371744_9MCHQS#!i=1936594779&k=ZvBn3dj&lb=1&s=A   Be blessed and share the rest!  "GARDENS OF GLASS: DALE CHIHULY" 2012  Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens  Dallas, TX  http://www.dallasarboretum.org/  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***   (photo taken June 29, 2012)
Sunday, July 15, 2012

"AZURE SEAFORM PAIR" by Dale Chihuly (2011)
$5,600.00

"Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors." ~ Joseph Addison

Here's the final post in the Dale Chihuly 2012 (Dallas, TX) series; thanks for your comments. Dale Chihuly's official website is http://www.chihuly.com.

During our visit, I overheard someone say that turquoise is Dale Chihuly's favorite color. This work of art was sitting atop a pedestal and enclosed in glass, but that didn't prohibit me from taking a picture.

"The Azure Seaform Pair is a two-piece composition that resonates with these reflective qualities of marine forms. A tidal cadence of turquoise along the mouth of the piece illuminates the bands of lapis strata that wrap the body. Set against these temperate tonalities, a radiant yellow lip wrap defines the folding contours of the body, accentuating the form articulated in this piece. This handblown Studio Edition measures approximately ten inches across and arrives with a custom-designed display vitrine and Chihuly Seaforms, a book detailing the inspiration behind this series, with forty-four full-color photographs and an introduction by oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Azure Seaform Pair is a fluid expression of the aquatic translated through the artist’s chosen medium of glass." ~ Reprinted text from DC's PP

View the back of this hand blown glass art piece here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/19371744_9MCHQS#!i=1936594779&k=ZvBn3dj&lb=1&s=A

Be blessed and share the rest!

"GARDENS OF GLASS: DALE CHIHULY" 2012
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Dallas, TX
http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

***#1 photo of the day and all-time***

(photo taken June 29, 2012)

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