17-01-03 Trans_Lucent Dreams

“Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time.” – Chuck Klosterman
“I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.” – Mark Twain

I am always extremely impressed with those definitive people who can say with confidence on January 1st that: “this was my best/favorite work of the past year.”

I seem to always feel: “Well, yes, that is true today but how about next month? Or next week? Or tomorrow? I will have changed by then. So, I expect my opinion will as well.”

Pretty wishy-washy, I guess.

Anyhow, a few of my favorite images made in 2016 from my project “Trans_Lucent”  as of 1/3/17 at 9:00 am…






15-02-05 Playtime

Then a crowd a young boys they’re a foolin’ around in the corner
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles
They don’t give a damn about any trumpet playin’ band
It ain’t what they call rock and roll
Then the Sultans
Yeah the Sultans they play creole, creole

Mark Knopfler

I felt a little off when I got home and decided to just mess about in Photoshop for a bit with one of my current favorite pictures while listening to The Sultans of Swing on auto repeat..

This is the original:

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This is after working it in Lightroom:

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Moved into Photoshop from the edited Lightroom

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I have no idea if I like what I did. That is going to have to wait until tomorrow but I had a good time.

9-12-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity – City Style

This weeks photo challenge is Humanity. Lots of ways to go there.  Going to start quietly and see what comes up during the week.




Other views of humanity:












21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity (To Celebrate A Great Gross – Duodecimal System)

This is entry #1000 on the Quotidian Hudson. To celebrate, I have decided to do something totally different.

The blog I am linking deserves as much exposure as possible. Even if every single event depicted here is phony (they are not, by the way), it doesn’t matter.  We all need to be uplifted every now and again. As a pessimist, I believe that the glass is half empty, but I know that means I have already had half a glass of a delicious (fill in your favorite beverage here).

yay me! 1000 blog posts! wheeeeee!


Do yourself a favor.

Click the link!

If anything disturbs you, move down.

Trust me. Click the link.

21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity.