While "pictures" are worth a thousand words, occasionally words aid in conveying the message. Here we present some of our thoughts. Enjoy!
Since I was small boy observing my contractor grandfather, I have always loved blueprints. I like their color and illustration of buildings, boats and other built things. Recently I thought it would be interesting to explore the contrast of a blueprint style image that illustrated the beautiful natural curves of the female form, rather than the rectilinear lines of a blueprint of a man-made building. I presented a series of these images to our print night group at View Point Gallery and received support and encouragement to continue to explore this process. I'm trying to refine color and line, and make the process work consistently between various photographic images. Below are examples of this process. WGM
On the 20th of July, 2012 we were all blessed with the birth of a new grandson "Noah James Miller". Baby, mother and father are all home and doing fine.
The miracle of life, especially birth, never ceases to amaze me. Such small, tender, helpless beauty holding its future and ours in his heart and soul. He's gently cuddled here by Carolyn, one of his new grandmothers. WGM
Just as we have challenged our friends and family, they have reciprocated. Recently a friend invited us to participate in a group "mashup" [the combination, visualization, and aggregation of graphic images]. Following a demonstration and his examples, we have been challenged to to create what we call photographic composites. This effort has required us to expand and learn new Photoshop skills [which in itself is a long, long learning process]. It opens possibilities and new avenues of expression. Carolyn has found this to be particularly exciting and recently sent out an assignment/challenge to utilize four images she provided along with two images of our choosing into a composite. Below is my response to Carolyn's assignment:
THANK YOU, RICHARD! wgm
Son John and his wife Liz are expecting in mid-July. Isn't it amazing how fast new life grows!? Liz requested "pregnancy" photos and Liz and Carolyn set up a shoot last Sunday. May the life inside live long and well, and bring much joy to the parents. WGM
We have continued our habit of sharing our love of things and events photographic. Recently three of our family & friends have made camera purchases, with our assistance, including a 5D MKII, a 100-400mm telephoto, a 50D with lenses, and a Canon SD1200. Standing alone, these are not extraordinary events. What is so special to us is to see and hear the joy in the voice of sister - sister-in-law on receipt of her camera and lens; to see the photos captured with new tools; to witness the intensity of involvement in learning new skills and familiarization of new tools and to see a camera around the neck of a formerly camera-shy friend. May their journey into the magic of light bring them each the joy and wonder we have experienced.
Included here is a capture of a yellow crested heron eating a crawdad, taken by sister Paige along the River Walk in San Antonio - nice shot Paige! WGM