Photo Junk Heap

Boy and Max
Cattails in Vase

Cattails in Vase

Path: Slate and Mondo Grass

Path: Slate and Mondo Grass

Golf Clubs in Garage

Golf Clubs in Garage

Garden Fountain

Garden Fountain

Popourri

Potpourri

Lily Of The Nile

Lily Of The Nile

Pugmy Date Palm

Pygmy Date Palm

 

Boy and Max

Boy and Max

These photographs were junk file photos that I failed to delete. Either they were horribly underexposed (Boy and Max) or they were blah or just uninteresting or just plain bad photographs. I decided to play with them in my updated version of Picasa.  “Salvageable” was my reaction when I finished.  Even though they are not great photographs, I kind of like them.  I promise to stop this now.  🙂   That is, unless I become possessed….again…  (The junk marks you see on  the photos are inside my camera!)

 

32 Comments on “Photo Junk Heap

  1. You’ve done an excellent job turning “junk” photos into pieces of art. You’ve inspired my to play with mine.

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    • Thank you, Francis. I really appreciate your saying so. I am having a good time with this blogging thing! 😉

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  2. I’m watching you….and I see that you just can’t stop. You’re growing, experimenting, exploring….these are all wonderful, all a signs of passion, and of love. Other things you never stop doing is exciting me, impressing me, and surprising me. Please don’t stop!!
    I LOVED these!!

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  3. Excellent ! You have started a voyage of discovery and looking at the world through new eyes. I find your shots 3 – 8 very well done & effective. I do like the first two. They remind me of 1960’s posters,.the kind that required incense and black lights. (I never inhaled the incense,but it made my eyes water, which added visual effect to poster.) Now go update your tags with art and digital art. 🙂

    BTW: Have you read “20 Sure Signs you might be a WordPress Junkie” posted on Running Naked with Scissors ? I am going into rehab and will post on my recovery daily.

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    • If I didn’t know better, I’d swear I hear you laughing! I’m laughing. Mostly about your rehab posts. I will take the “Twenty Signs” test immediately although I suspect I already know the outcome…

      Let’s just tag these “Funky Photos” and let it go at that. 😉

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    • You KNOW that vase of cattails really was a vase of common cattails back then, don’t you? It was the “not inhaling” that that turned it into a poster…

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      • They all are really tremendous compositions. What I forgot to mention was I had a dyslectic moment and thought the one image was titled, “Pygmy Date Plan”. 😀

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  4. They look very good to me. (My “critical eye” being limited to strictly “like” and “bof!” The “likes” are the ones that speak to me, the “bof!’s” are the one’s that obviously speak to the artist, but not necessarily to me. Apart from that, I know absolutely nothing about photography. Although, surprisingly, I was once a judge in a photography competition. Heaven alone knows why I was asked. They were either desperate, or had confused me with someone else.)

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    • That is hysterical. It sounds like something that would happen to me. I expect your opinion was as valid as any art critic’s. “Like-and-bof” describes precisely how I’ve lived my entire life. I think people give us credit we don’t deserve simply because we appear to have firm opinions. Well, I have firm opinions. They change every day, but they are definitely firm.

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      • Fortunately there were a certain number of other people on the panel, so the right people probably won the prizes despite my presence and votes, which were sometimes at odds with the other judges. The competition was organized by a local photography club, so I don’t think that I was responsible for any permanent damage to a photographer’s career. Of course, I was never asked to judge again.

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  5. what is a photograph these days? I hear so much derision from “purists” about iPhones and photo-shops. At the end of the day an image is an image and how it was created or edited means little to me if the result is interesting or possibly compelling.
    Keep playing with anything you life. The golf clubs shot is super cool 🙂

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    • I was thinking exactly that, Michael. Can you imagine Shimon playing with this silliness? There is a pure man and a purist too. His photographs are classic and always technically perfect. He is an old photographer who had a darkroom in the analog days. Do you know Shimon? He writes beautifully too. Read the posts titled, “Oh, The Ache of It” and “Bye, Jack” for a taste of his brilliance. His blog is “The Human Picture”.

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      • I will look it up for sure. No, I cannot imagine many of the old guard (even if young) taking up the reigns on this techno stuff. However, I hated dark rooms, development, and anything that forced me to wait before I could make adjustments. I love being able to do what I can and completely alone without enormous expense. I loved taking photos in my past; now it is part of my life and this likely would not have happened without the new technology. This in no way diminishes my admiration for the greatness of analog. I am simply not an analog photographer.

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        • I know. Can you actually see the difference in an analogue and a digital photograph? I can’t. Digital cameras allowed people like me to enjoy photography. That’s the marvel of them. If I weren’t so shaky, I’d use my iPhone everywhere.

          You must visit Shimonz. His native language is Hebrew and he lives in Bethlehem. He writes so flawlessly in English that you’d never guess it. When he mentions visiting relatives in Galilee, I do a double take…thinking Biblical. Yet, he has traveled extensively, served in public life, and done so many things it’s amazing. He is a scholar, but he is also funny and urban and all the stuff you’d expect from young men like you. I find him fascinating.

          I follow a guy who is on a photographic adventure all over Europe, I think. A Traveler’s Tale is his blog, I think. He is shooting with an analogue camera for some reason. He has a site for donating money for film and processing. I wanted to tell him to buy a digital camera, but I figured he had some romantic notion about the old street photographers or something so I didn’t say that. 😉 I doubt he reads my blog. If he does, maybe he’ll buy one….Ouch…

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          • he may just enjoy the entire process in a zen-like way. I will check him out for sure. Thanks for all the great detail in your comments. I love when people share information and passion with me

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        • BTW, this is the link to Kenneth Todd’s wife’s photo of the Flatiron Building. It’s the best one I ever saw. She shot it with a point and shoot camera. Kenneth cropped it and added sepia and something else. I’ve seen tons of photographs of this building old and new. None compares to this one for angle of shot and tone, etc. Goes to show….

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    • The sleeping child is my grandchild. The photograph was far too underexposed to be usable. Glad you liked it.

      You are too sweet! An award! And “Blog-On-Fire” at that! You are so very supportive of everybody’s posts. And so loyal to visit my own. To me, you epitomize the spirit of blogging. Thank you, my generous friend!

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    • Edrevets, you are too funny! You made me laugh. I see “some pictures of mold and then a boy” too. What a delight you are! I must visit you.

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