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I’ve experimented with extremely dark images in the past but it’s been a while and I was in the mood. Today and tomorrows images were taken one Saturday morning early in May. I had gone to the laundromat to clean my winter comforter and a couple of pillows to put in storage. At that time people were not permitted to wait inside due to the pandemic. So I sat in my car. It was raining rather hard and I was not in the mood to go out and about for photos. So I just sat in my car for these abstracts. The inside of my car is dark gray and black with some chrome accents. Wondering what kind of abstracts I could create – I dialed down the exposure to -7 and started clicking the camera shutter. I did very little in Photoshop except to convert to black and white and some vignetting to darken the edges. Enjoy.

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Pink Moon

PINK MOON (4.2021)

In honor of the Full Pink Supermoon on 4/26. ¬† A rarity I’m told. ¬†Here in the US it will be at it’s fullest at 11:32PM Eastern Time on Monday night. This moon is also known as, the Sprouting Grass Moon and the Fish Moon. ¬† I like the idea of a pink moon so I’m sticking with that. ¬†ūüôā

Photo taken off Everett Rd in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (but I added the moon – hehe – yeah I cheated). Weather permitting I’ll be able to see the real thing tomorrow night. ¬†¬†

Enjoy this classic song PINK MOON by Nick Drake. ¬†From the album Pink Moon release in 1972 which means next year will be the albums 50th anniversary. ¬† Pink Moon would be Drake’s third and final album as he would die in 1974 at the age of 26. ¬†While not a big hit for Drake in his short lifetime. ¬†The song and album have since been held in high regard by many songwriters, garnered more sales and critical attention and ranks very high on critics lists of “Favorite Albums of All Time”. ¬† ¬†Enjoy.¬†


Nefertiti In The Doorway

I’ve been diggin’ the opera Akhnaten (again) by Philip Glass. ¬†Probably my all-time favorite of his opera’s. ¬† ¬†Enjoy this duet between Akhnaten and Nefertiti.