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Friday, July 6, 2012  "VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)  "Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi  SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches  An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.   Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly  Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Oh Happy Friday!  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)
1/1/13 - Sunset in Arches National Park, Utah; best viewed in the larger sizes.  I thought this might be a nice way to start off the New Year.  Happy 2013, everyone!  Thanks for your comments on the face painting pic.  Much appreciated!
Step by step tutorial on eating an apple
Graffiti reflected in puddle on street at Five Pointz - Queens - 2008
Clown   Thanks for your comments on my rodeo steer wrangling shot.  Hope everyone is hanging in there with all the bitter winter weather and storms.  It was cold even in the house today; the heat has trouble keeping up when the temps are so frigid.
sunny sunset
Sep.18,2006  An apple a day..  Getting closer to what I want. Thus far I thought the apple being soft was due to water distortion and I kept increasing the f-stops to get it all in focus. Turns out it's plain old motion blur. The moment I upped the shutter speed to 1/1250s it came nicely into focus.
Monkey with baby (Pic 187 2nd year)  D300 17-55 2.8 at ISO400 f9 1/100    There were quite a few monkeys at Dambulla (Sri Lanka) rock temple. This mother was eating from a mango peel. In between she would feed the baby too. It's always a risk to go close to any animal who has a younger one nearby so I had to keep a bit of a distance and grab a few shots in a rush.     www.javeri.net
05/10/11 - Nimue the Barred Owl  Another rescue bird from the Wildlife Rescue Center in Sanford that we saw at Noah's Landing  in Coats, NC on Sunday.  Last year I took pictures of Ophelia the Barred Owl, but this year Nimue was onsite instead.  LOVE those eyes!    Link to the Noah's Landing gallery:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Noahs-Landing/Noahs-Landing-050811/16970760_jTvbsT#1283151623_d2tLKHr  Thank you so much for your reception to the red-tailed hawk shot from yesterday.  It's such a privilege to get to see and take pics of the rescue birds.    If you missed the bluebird pics I posted on Facebook yesterday, you might want to check out these shots of a juvenile being fed by his mom and dad:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/May-2011/16865229_xX2Jk5#1283721848_4V9ZGhF and:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/May-2011/16865229_xX2Jk5#1283725809_gwTTKD7  HAGD, Maryann
Tuesday, February 15, 2011  "LINES AND SWIRLS" Abstract  "Bright colours or dark ones, sparkling clarity or misty atmosphere, landscape, still life, portrait - I haven't met a subject, style, or mood yet that can't be portrayed beautifully in pastel."  ~ Dave Beckett  By date, this is my 10th pp creation! Here's a link to the original:  http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/15299231_BkGGq#1188286892_VWMmf  Thanks a million for your shout-outs on yesterday's Valentine's Day post; it landed and remained in the #3 spot. You all really showed me some "love!" Also, I "loved" perusing your beautiful photos!    Have a "Terrific Today," everyone!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  (original photo taken 1/23/2011 and pp 2/14/2011)
May 5 1945 Denmark was liberated by the British  from Nazi occupation, later American forces joined in. The picture is from my parental home where my parents gave accommodation to these two soldiers for about a fortnight as few accommodations were available. The soldier on the right is British and the one to the left I think was American.  I am the boy in between. My memory of these days are vague, but I remember that one of them had a jeep parked in front of the house and I had great pleasure of learning to drive by repeatedly use of the self-starter and thus moving  the jeep half a block away. As my father caught me in the act I was at once send to bed.
January 26,2013   This reminds me of a Punch and Judy show , or the curtain before a play , but it is a red painted,steel fence backing a little shed in a back yard . Looks like a potting shed, with flower pots and a few drying plants scattered about in between this chain link fence and the colorful wall. I shot a few captures, and was thinking I'd get some of those whimsical looking , artsy shots but this was the only one of clarity!   Love the brightness in a cold Winter month.   Thank you for putting me up in number one! Paul might be right about the naps , but they are actually "sleep ins" for as long as I want! Woohoo
3rd year Pic 325 - Sep 07 2011  Frisky  Frisky is the new entrant at my cousin's house in Ahmedabad. This was shot in July when he was about 4 months old. A thoroughly lovable chap, he lives up to his name!  Can't wait to make another trip to meet him!!   Abad trip July 2011
THE QUEEN!!! (September 26, 2010)    She is such a beauty & is poised so delicately on this wildflower in North Texas.    Hope all the SmugMuggers enjoy this butterfly pic.  Found her while tromping around the woods near our house today.    Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the twins "swinging" shot last night.    Have a great Sunday evening.    I'll be back on the road tomorrow (a 7:20 a.m. flight from Dallas) and not back to Big D until Wednesday, October 6th.      But I'm taking my camera to Birmingham, AL and Louisville, KY.  I figure the Louisville portion of the trip may give me some opportunities for photographs.    I'll try to comment while I'm on the road, but won't be able to post pics.    Take care,    Best regards,    Linda
2013-04-28. Cone flower in bloom. Processed with Topaz Black and White Effects. The color version is in my flower gallery.  Here's the link:  http://kjakes1.smugmug.com/Nature/Flowers/i-MmLxthF/2/XL/_MG_0559a-XL.jpg  Thank you to Photopondering for suggesting black and white.  Also, Thanks for your comments on my smoke tree photo    ADDED NOTE on 4/29: This (#10 spot) photo marks the end of my 6th month in the Daily Community. I know there are gaps and many of my pictures are off as I have a long way to go. I am grateful to you all for inspiring me to take better pictures. This has been an unforgettable experience. Now it's time to take a break and take care of my family.
Friday, July 6, 2012

"VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)

"Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi

SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches

An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.

Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly

Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).

Dale Chihuly's official website is http://www.chihuly.com

Oh Happy Friday!

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

(photo taken June 29, 2012)

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Friday, July 6, 2012  "VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)  "Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi  SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches  An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.   Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly  Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Oh Happy Friday!  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)
Friday, July 6, 2012

"VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)

"Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi

SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches

An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.

Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly

Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).

Dale Chihuly's official website is http://www.chihuly.com

Oh Happy Friday!

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

(photo taken June 29, 2012)

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