A Fairy Tale

This is the first year that I’ve completed the actual 52-week photography blog!!! So ok, there is nothing wrong with wanting a fairy tale ending! I’ve included my original drawing below that I took a photograph of before I brought it into Photoshop to take it from a black and white fairy tale to a colorful fairy tale.
A Fairy Tale

A Fairy Tale

Song: Kiss the Girl
Movie: The Little Mermaid
Lyrics:
Percussion
Strings
Winds
Words
There you see her
Sitting there across the way
She don’t got a lot to say
But there’s something about her
And you don’t know why
But you’re dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl
Yes, you want her
Look at her, you know you do
It’s possible she wants you, too
There is one way to ask her
It don’t take a word
Not a single word
Go on and kiss the girl
Sing with me now
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
My, oh, my
Look at the boy too shy
He ain’t gonna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Ain’t that sad
Ain’t it shame, too bad
You gonna miss the girl
Now’s your moment
Floating in a blue lagoon
Boy, you better do it soon
No time will be better
She don’t say a word
And she won’t say a word
Until you kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don’t be scared
You got the mood prepared
Go on and kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Don’t stop now
Don’t try to hide it how
You wanna kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Float along
Listen to the song
The song say kiss the girl
Sha-la-la-la-la-la
Music play
Do what the music say
You wanna kiss the girl
You’ve got to kiss the girl
Why don’t you kiss the girl
You gotta kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
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Show Us Your Bokeh

Show Us Your Bokeh

Show Us Your Bokeh

Show us your what? Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. The term comes from the Japanese word boke which means to “blur” or “haze”.

As I am still determining which camera, appropriate lenses and other additional necessary photography equipment will suite me best, I have been capturing photographs on a Canon Rebel. This is a photograph of a blue Plumbago plant with decent bokeh. Plumbago is a genus of 10–20 species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae.

 

 

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

I do some driving and every now and then you need some extra help on car repairs and maintenance. Some huge semi truck had a rather large rock roll off its uncovered cargo and it found my windshield to land on and bounce from leaving a rather large crack in my windshield. Safelite AutoGlass repair came to the rescue. As it was being repaired this Monday morning, I was in and out of the office to check on things and had the idea for this particular theme; of out of bounds.

Abstract

Abstract

Abstract

ab·stract

  1. extract or remove (something):
    “applications to abstract more water from streams”
    synonyms:extract · isolate · separate · detach

My friend is a book collector. In her findings she has this very special autograph from part of a letter written by Alfred Einstein. She is selling it for $1,000 tomorrow with a local bookstore owner. Pretty abstract any way you look at it.

Stripes

Stripes

Stripes

Stripes for the fourth and freedom and the full moon for a buck’s growing antlers! What you say? July is the month for freedom and fireworks but it is also for the full buck moon. At this time, a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode just making all hunters squirm with excitement as they think about hunting come fall.

How did the Full Moons get their names? The Full Moons have descriptive names that come from Native American tribes who used the Full Moons as a sort of calendar to keep track of the seasons. The Almanac tends to use the names of the Alnquins who were prominent along the Atlantic Coast and into the interior along the St. Lawrence River and around the Great Lakes.

Architectural Details

Architecture Detail

Architecture Detail

One Saturday morning this past spring I was kayaking down in Venice. I came upon this old boat house. Most would probably not consider this an appropriate photograph for this theme but this is my kind of architecture and anything goes, doesn’t it? Look at that scalloped trim on the left side! 🙂

As a big bonus, to the right of this very cool old boat house were two young boys paddle-board fishing while listening to some country music. Loved seeing that two young kids were up and out enjoying a great Saturday morning doing what they love. It put a smile in my heart and on my face. If I had a son, he would most likely be doing the same exact thing.