Portfolio

Nothing is as difficult as selecting pictures for your own portfolio. This morning I tried and it resulted in a temporary portfolio. I’m far from satisfied hence the addition ‘temporary‘; it will change from time to time anyway. But it is a start.

In the cause of (beginning) 2014, with newly downloaded Photoshop plug-ins, the character of the pictures/imaginaries will change; recently I already published some trials (see also the ‘Portfolio Imaginaries‘ in the link which opens in a new window). To make a long story short just click here and see for yourself. I don’t expect anybody to follow this new (more or less ‘stationary’) blog but if you have remarks, tips, etc. please write those in the contact form of the opening page. THANK YOU!!!

At the moment I’m having a break on Facebook but without much (only in this blog) advertising the new FB-page (few weeks old) has 38 followers including 4 bloggers …. Within a few weeks I’ll add new pictures (abstracts/imaginaries) to that page. Twitters can follow my (scheduled) tweets via @greencathedral.

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A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time but not so long ago and somewhere in nowhere nearby I was walking in an ancient forest.

Watched by numerous eyes, glittering in the moon quarter, I struck upon an owl high up in an elm asking me if I believe in faeries.

I said “Why do you ask”?

“Seeing is believing”.

And I saw.

When I woke up in the morning I said to my wife. “You never gonna believe this dream but I will visualize it for you”.

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The Favorit Imaginary

Time to evaluate the interest in my images and imaginaries since I started this blog 4 months ago. According to the WordPress statistics the imaginary ‘Romancing the flower’ is the absolute topper. It was one of the first postings and also one of my favorites; already designated for online poster sales later this year. The most favorite pictures are those of the recent fires that blazed around this village. Especially the helicopter with the bucket flying into the red as a David versus Goliath scored high. The next posting, BTW, is that of an imaginary of this helicopter. The third place goes to an imaginary of my first photo  model; Karuna with a hat the queen of Holland is jealous of.

Back to ‘Romancing the Flower’. This imaginary consists of flower elements and Clarissa (one of the dolls of the Stanford Hotel) against a mixed background of the sunset and elements of nearby Papiesvlei (farm community). Added with a moon and ‘Brigitte the Butterfly’ of Fabrikk Gassenschau; a unique outdoor theatre spectacle in Switzerland.

With the WordPress statistics at hand I also realized that the number of ‘likes’ does not tell anything about the real interest. The likes are only from other WordPress users who are logged in. The real interest goes beyond that.

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Review of 2012 in 1 picture

This year’s review of ours can be summarized in this picture of the last full moon in 2012: We feel ourselves very privileged to live in this wonderful village in South Africa. After 11 years of hard pioneering work in an harsh environment in Robertson (125 km from here) it’s such a delight to experience a year and a half long sabbatical with such a magnificent view on the edge of Stanford. Thanks also to all the new friends we made over here. You are wonderful! Let’s go on in 2013 and beyond!

2013 Will be the year that Yvonne and I are starting to generate some income again. Me with photography (amongst others: online posters of imaginaries) and Yvonne with unique handcrafted jewelry made of natural bonded earth, sterling silver and swarovsky crystals. We don’t have to but ‘Idleness is the parent of vice’ as the old English expression learns us.

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