Yesterday was a good day

Today just started (9 AM in South Africa) but yesterday I had a very good day.

I worked on two versions of one puzzle picture. In the near future you will see more of my puzzle pictures adventure. The ones I created yesterday I’m specially fond of. The original picture is made at the footpath along the village that leads through a small forest of ancient Milkwood trees with fascinating imaginative textures.

Except for the angels (top right both pictures) I added something to one of the pictures. You may try to find the subtle difference between the two.

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My feet on different surfaces

You may have ‘Beneath My Feet’ in Black & White.

This weeks challenge reminds me to one of my first photography lessons: ‘picture the square meter where your feet are standing’. That was in black and white. The large picture I will redo by adding some textures and tones and that one you’ll see back in a while. all pictures were made in the last 30 minutes…

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New FaceBook profile picture

Just uploaded our new FaceBook profile picture. Assembled of (self-)portraits I made yesterday evening and added two flower elements. Still needs improvement but for the moment it works.

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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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From a different angle

By moving the camera around the visual effects can change significantly. But ever tried to see a picture from a different angle? Last week I took some pictures at the lagoon and choose two for this composition. Of the mainframe (see picture left) I took the sky away and the copy of it I rotated 180 degrees plus a few degrees extra for a seamless joint. Added the heron (also mirror wise) and there was the picture. But than I turned the end-result a quarter …… well, see for yourself. Personally I think it looks a bit weird but I’m, for whatever reason, also fascinated…. It’s where photo-manipulation slowly becomes art(?).