Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tree trunk, Near Winn Dixie

The main reason for showing this is a new printing discovery. I have always loved a magazine called Lens Work. Brooks Jensen publishes beautiful lush black and white portfolios of master or soon to be master photographers. The tone of the magazine is a lovely warm brownish cast. I have never been able to duplicate it. Well, on his blog he published a link to an adjustment layer and it works like magic. This is the first shot I tried it on.

New age hydrant, Jax Beach

Refrigerator, Roscoe

For my Weight Watchers class, we were assigned the task of taking a picture of our refrigerators. I was the only one who did and am now considered teacher's pet.

Gulls, PVB

Amelie redux

 My granddaughter and I love the Angry Birds iPad games. For Christmas she gave me this little fella. In the spirit of the movie Amelie, I am sending pictures of his travels to her. These are the first five.


One thing we do really well here in Florida is signs.

The new car!

We have traded our cars in. My Infiniti G35 was approaching 120,000 miles and was showing it's age for the first time in 11 years of ownership. There are so many four door medium sized sedans for sale here that I spent a long time researching. A friend bought one of these, the Hyundai Sonata. She is Italian and said she chose it because it drove like a European car. I have a friend who runs a small auto repair shop and I asked him what he'd recommend. He didn't hesitate in saying either Hyundai or Kia. He said they don't break and have a ton of extras at low cost.

So, on New Year's Eve, I took delivery of this. It has a 2.0 liter, turbocharged four cylinder, direct injected gem of an engine. It makes 264 horsepower, scoots as quickly as my Infiniti, and has returned 27 mpg in all stop and go driving. We made one trip, to Atlanta and back, and it got 33 mpg. It's comfortable and has a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty on the drivetrain. I am very happy.

I'll show you Janie's new Elantra soon.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Florida winters are terrible.

Here it is, January 10th and the temperature dipped to 76f (24c) today. But the lemons are ready!

Subtle, understated and tasteful.

So many shades of red.

Unintended origami, Jax Beach

Glue art, Jax Beach

The shapes of the glue, after they removed the sign from an abandoned car dealer, were amazing. Snakes and dinosaurs, squid and whatever you see.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Three jellyfish, PV Beach

Sand formation, PV Beach

This looked like a line of soldiers marching, don't really know why.