Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Evil Eye...

More from our trip to Croatia in September...eventually I'll do our trip to Chicago for Ryan's graduation, and if I get really ambitious, work back to our summer cruise and vacation :)

Faces of the Townspeople, Cathedral of St. James - Šibenik


Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Road Not Taken

This is as far as I went...

At Dusk - Mali Ston, Croatia


Sunday, October 21, 2007

What is Real?

First off, my position on the topic...photos always lie and photos always reveal the biases of the photographer...not any different than newspaper headlines...

I sort of hinted at this a while back in my "Portraits" entry and the entry that followed "Some Things I Didn't Consider". My son got me to thinking more about it a week or so ago when he said "hey! you're just making up a sky!" and I went on to explain that no I wasn't. Here is the photograph that I was working on today that made me think of this yet again.

Diocletian's Palace - Split




And the two versions of the same photograph from which I "made" it. One photo was processed for a blue sky, the other for more neutral to warm stone work....


















So now you know my bias ...skies are always blue because I wear polarized sunglasses and I have a sunny disposition :) ...except of course for dramatic stormy skies...then they are really black!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Memories...

Sometimes you can't remember where you took a picture. In this case, I know it was somewhere between Split and Dubrovnik...closer to Split. And if I read a guide book, I could probably figure it out. The Croatian coast has walls and castles in almost every city, town and village. If you have been there, the reason is obvious....they had to do something with all that rock.

Castle and Walls - Dalmatian Coast of Croatia


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Grapes

Everything always takes longer than I estimate, I just finished the first DAY of photos from last month's trip to Croatia, so I still have 3 more days to go...all with more photos than the first. I have a feeling this could take me a while.

Grapes - Dalmatian Coast of Croatia


Monday, October 08, 2007

Catching Up

I had some time over the weekend, and an extra day off today in an empty house which allowed me to start "catching up" on some photos. I still have heaps to go, but in the meantime, here's "an artist's interpretation" (all terminology used loosely, especially the artist word!).

St. Lawrence Cathedral - Trogir, Croatia


Sunday, October 07, 2007

Chicago

The Cubs didn't do too well in the playoffs...which is an understatement until you realize that at least they made it to the playoffs. They come home to a pretty cool city...

Chicago Theatre - Chicago, Illinois


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Flying with a View

One of Many Window View's From the Past Week


In the Navy!

I flew back to the U.S.last week to see Ryan's graduation from Navy boot camp this past Friday and just returned this afternoon. We got to see a bit of Chicago during his weekend liberty...some photos will come later. In the meantime, WAY TO GO RYAN!

Ryan and Jenise