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Find It Where You Can!

Reflections In Water.

An archive photo shot, but not used, for the #2012project52 group theme, and now repurposed for another theme, which today is "reflections in water."

I was running late on my weekly 2012Projec52 entry so options were naturally limited. This was hurriedly captured in the car park outside of work. (It says something about where I worked, no? I think that pothole is still there!)

Anyway, thanks to +Johnny Wills who curates the #joinindaily theme. It's a fun, casual theme that you can toss your photos into when and if you want to. Now that's my kind of theme!


The Storm Passes By

But it leaves a reminder here and there.

Storms and clouds are inevitable. Unless you have a dirty windscreen that isn't going to get washed any other way. Then it rains only at night while parked safely away from the weather. C'mon, you stupid clouds! Rain during the day when the car is out!

This is for Project52-2012 week 44: Reflections.

+GPLUS::P52::2012 originated by +Giuseppe Basile
+Project52-2012 is moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gary Munroe, +Greg Berdan, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church.
#Project52-2012 #2012project52 #reflection


Oh Sun! I Turn My Back On You!

How dare you leave me! I Won't say goodnight!

It wasn't quite golden hour when I took this shot . . . er, these shots- about an hour before actual sunset, but late enough I thought I could rationalize it as sunset. This is two handheld iPhone shots blended in PS photomerge. There's some adjustment layers, and some lens correction to straighten the buildings.

+GPLUS::P52::2012 orignated by +Giuseppe Basile
+Project52-2012 moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle, +Shelly Gunderson, +Gene Bowker, +Gary Munroe, +Sue Butler, +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church.


Windswept Landscape Of A Distant Planet

or the wall between the closet and bathroom.

This secction of landscape wall was lit from above by a dying sun compact fluorescent lamp which deepens the shadows and reveals the wind swept lines contractor's trowel strokes, as well as the craters and mountains spackle'd texture of the planet surface drywall.

#2012Project52 +GPLUS::P52::2012 originated by +Giuseppe Basile
+Project52-2012 moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church



I'm in short supply of animals lately . . .

So, again not out and about, but in my top-shelf toy collection is this red bobble-head armadillo that someone brought me ages ago. The setup was this: 11×17 paper sort of hung from the bottom of my office monitor, iPhone without flash, white balance in ACR, cropped in PS CS6, hue/sat adjustment layer and a high-pass sharpening layer. Done.

+GPLUS::P52::2012 originated by +Giuseppe Basile
+Project52-2012 moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church


Back Yard Silhouette

If you can't make it good, make it colorful!

This is looking slightly southwest from my balcony over the shopping center behind my apartment complex.

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30
1/320 (it was quite breezy)
ISO 80
9.3 mm (aprox. 45 mm equivalent)
Topaz Detail 2 with other adjustment layers.

#2012Project52 #silhouette
+GPLUS::P52::2012 originated by +Giuseppe Basile , +Project52-2012 moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church


Red White And Blue

Yep. The colors of a July 4th sale down at the mall!

All kinds of conspicuous consumption is encouraged as our only summer holiday rolls around. Spend money you don't have and celebrate your freedom by becoming indentured servants to the banks for the foreseeable future. Yep. It's a Red White and Blue sale going on now!

Custom gradient stroke at work here. The rest really did come out of my mailbox over the last few days. D'Oh!

+Project52-2012 +GPLUS::P52::2012 originated by +Giuseppe Basile, moderated by +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler +LaDonna Pride and +Kate Church


Love Endures

Marriage sometimes doesn't.

This is Mom and Dad. Dad passed away five and a half years ago. Mom lives in Texas with my older sister. These photos would be from 1947, just before they were married. They were divorced twice as long as they were married, but there was always an underlying love that alternately caused joy and pain to both of them. At the end of my dad's life, Mom said that she didn't know how she was going to live without him, even though they lived apart. Love.

+Project52-2012 +GPLUS::P52::2012 originated by +Giuseppe Basile and moderated by +Kate Church +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler and +LaDonna Pride.



A Four-fer

Not one, not two, but four photos on this week's theme!

I took a long architectural photowalk around my neighborhood and came up with four submissions for the 'architecture' theme. It's amazing that among all of the 'ticky-tacky boxes' of strip malls and tract housing there are also some outstanding examples of interesting design. All of these are within a half mile of my apartment. They are in order:
. . . 1. The Avalon Apartments (seen previously in my Week 1 submission);
. . . 2. A structure that serves as a bandshell and stage area in a nearby park;
. . . 3. The Center for Performing Arts and the local high school.
. . . 4. The Neo Building (I took out a light pole with Photoshop's Content Aware fill);

+Project52-2012 +GPLUS::P52::2012 – created by +Giuseppe Basile
Moderated by +Kate Church +Gretchen Chappelle +Shelly Gunderson +Gary Munroe +Gene Bowker +Sue Butler and +LaDonna Pride
#Project52 #2012Project52


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