A Good Man Past Away

A Good Man Past Away

Today I found out that one of my oldest friends past away. Ben, you will be missed but never forgotten.

In the Morning After

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Morning Tea

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Morning Patterns

Last night was a rough night for me. My body decided that 4:30 a.m. was a perfectly reasonable time to get up and that I should do so right then and there. So instead of just being bored and lying there, I got up and was bored looking at youtube for a couple of hours.

Well I decided this was a bad idea to be doing, rotting my brain and all, so I went back up to bed to try to get more sleep. The problem with this is that my bed temperature was now the room temperature (68 degrees Fahrenheit) and not conducive for sleep. So once again after lying there not sleeping and having cold feet I got up, again. Only this time my wife had already gotten up and the light was better in the room (we’re around 7:30 a.m. at this point); Of course I’m going to get my camera.

I setup the tripod and camera to take a true to the light (as opposed to the camera’s preferred correct exposure calculations) photo and took a shot of the wildly messy unmade bed. Then I took it into post production and converted it into black and white. That’s when I noticed the cool pattern the folds and lines were making in the comforter.

So I cropped it to the pattern and here’s the result.

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In The Good Old Summertime

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The sun illuminates only the eyes of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of a child – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wanted to just remind everyone about the summer one last time.  Remember though, no siting on the seat or you’ll lose something important.

Church in the early morning sun

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It was such a beautiful morning today that I actually felt like waking up early and taking a walk. This actually a strange occurrence for me considering I’m not a morning kind of guy. I’m glad I did however because in that golden hour of morning daylight, the shadows on this church were absolutely perfect for a black and white.

Taken at F/11 at 1/100 of a second, ISO 200 and I used an on camera flash to light the bushes in the foreground.

Black and White week 52

It all starts with a seed

Here is the final shot of the Year in Black and White series. It’s been long project and it’s kind of sad that it’s now complete. However, like this acorn new ideas are stored in seeds and can grow into tree’s. Time for a new project to plant I’m thinking.

Black and White week 51

Statue of Srila Prabhupada

This is a life size porcelain statue of the founder guru of the ISKCON (Hare Krishna’s) movement, Srila Praphupada.

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