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A Few More Photos

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John:

Some really nice shots, to include me “working”…

Originally posted on Unchained Emporium:

I haven’t given up on the art challenge group. I just haven’t had any extra time to devote to the topics. Some of them are really…um…challenging! I snapped quite a few photos over the past weekend and I’m editing them slowly as time and my schedule allow. Here are three of them. For more information on any of them, or to download a digital copy or purchase a print (of the first two only), click on the photos to go to my deviantART pages for each of them. I did use Pixlr Express to edit these. I had better luck with the last two, as far as getting close to my vision for each of them.

"Little Dream"

“Little Dream”

"Line 'Em Up"

“Line ‘Em Up”

"Doing What He Loves" - I enjoy catching photos of John while he's working. :) This photo is not for sale or download.

“Doing What He Loves” – I enjoy catching photos of John while he’s working. :) This photo is not for sale or download.

I do hope to have a…

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Day 297/1028

365 Project, Art, Black and White, Local
Day 297 of my 365 Project

Day 297 of my 365 Project

Consolation

I got the idea for this shoot when I noticed the persimmons on the tree in our yard look like hearts. I wanted to incorporate that idea into a photo. I had my oldest daughter holding what looks like her heart, because it was “broken”. While her mother consoles her, her sister tries to get her another heart from the tree to help “mend” her broken heart.

The Gift

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John:

A very good post…I may do my part and donate blood this year

Originally posted on amberafrica:

For all you wonderful folks that have been following this blog from the beginning, and know that its owner would not have been here without the precious gift of life, ‘Blood’. Herman (Herman van Bon Photography),you and your wife will always be two special heroes to somebody you may never know. Thank you!

Here it goes again, my once a year big plight for the gift of life. Blood. The festive season is drawing closer and many families are planning trips and vacations. Many of these travelers will be involved in accidents. They may need blood. It could be somebody you love!

The PINSA newsletter has warned patients that plasma stocks is running very low. The long and the short of it is that that the sicker the patient the better the chance of getting your supply. Believe me this is one competition none of us wants to win!

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Food, Earth, and Sky Photos

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John:

Excellent shots…

Originally posted on Unchained Emporium:

I missed Tuesday during my 5 day photo challenge but I still posted 5 photos. Here are the last three photos I submitted for Days 3, 4, & 5 of my challenge. I use Pixlr Express for most of my editing and I did so for all my black and white challenge shots. For those of you who didn’t know, I’m selling my photos that I think are OK to sell on DeviantART. Some of them might make nice gifts for your friends and/or family, so please feel free to stop by and check them out! And don’t forget to check out John’s wonderful photographs on his blog. All his photos are for sale. You only need to contact him for details.

"Hello Noms" - For more information, click on the photo. You can download a digital copy for personal use only, or buy a print, if you like.

“Hello Noms” – For more information, click on the photo. You can download a digital copy for personal use only, or buy a print, if you like.

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Tea and Tunes

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John:

Some tunes with hot tea this evening…

Originally posted on Muddled Mawkishness & Murky Musings:

We took a pleasant break over the weekend. That’s part of the reason I’ve not been posting regularly. I’ve also been attempting to make sense of all the projects and activities I need to keep track of for our family and my business. It’s a bit of a scary mess, actually. Anyway, as we take it easy winding down with our cups of tea…

Here’s a chill playlist from a new channel I started following at the time I made my last tunes post: Keep Me Chilled. I hope you’ll enjoy the playlist.

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Black and White Photos

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John:

Some really nice black and white shots…

Originally posted on Unchained Emporium:

My husband challenged me to a black and white photo challenge that lasts 5 days. I’m to take a photo for 5 days starting from the day I was tagged and tag someone new each day. It’s a facebook thing but I’m going to share my photos here, too. I’ll break them up into groups, though. I hope you enjoy them!

"Gone But Not Forgotten" - For more information, or to order a print, please visit my deviantART page by clicking this photo.

“Gone But Not Forgotten” – For more information, or to order a print, please visit my deviantART page by clicking this photo.

"Smoke and Mirrors" - This photo is not for sale or download but if you'd like more information, please check out my deviantART page by clicking on the photo.

“Smoke and Mirrors” – This photo is not for sale or download but if you’d like more information, please check out my deviantART page by clicking on the photo.

I’d intended to use the photo of Starshine for Cee’s Black and White Challenge but I don’t think I was in time to post it. I still wanted to share it since I really like the result. Both…

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Coils And Springs and Machinery Things

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John:

Some really nice creations…well done

Originally posted on Unchained Emporium:

While I was taking a break this weekend, what we were doing as a family was visiting parents/grandparents. We stayed in McDonough, GA for a couple of days and while we were there, we visited the Veterans Memorial Park. It’s a great place and you should check it out if you’re in the area. The veterans working in the museum always have interesting stories to share and the ones we’ve met have been friendly and helpful. Today’s gallery doesn’t come from inside the museum but rather outside of it. There’s a fabulous collection of contraptions that were probably used in the early 1900s (how long they were used is anyone’s guess…) and they present a wonderful series of photo opportunities. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed editing them. If you want more info on any of these pictures, or if you’d like to download them…

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Day 294/1025

365 Project, Art, Deep Space, La Skies, Local, Long exposure, Night photography, Star Trail, Stars
Day 294 of my 365 Project

Day 294 of my 365 Project

Star trail of the Orion constellation during the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower this morning. 130 x 30 second shots merged together in Photoshop. The fuzziness is my lens getting condensation on it. No meteors were captured. :(