Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rough Sunday

We had a man fall out in church at the beginning of the service this morning, not three feet from where we sit. People did CPR and prayed and when the ambulance people arrived, they gave him oxygen. I think he was already gone when they loaded him on the stretcher to take him to the hospital. It was an unsettling event. The man was alone, his wife was recently committed to a mental hospital. He had been under a great deal of strain recently. I don't know if they had any children or not.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another Experiment

I really loved the way this one turned out. It was a pleasant surprise.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Something Different

I read about a new technique in Photoshop and decided to try it. I likes it!

Thanks for your comments on the statue in the mausoleum. My favorite is the one where he is centered. In centering him, I blocked a big glass window at the back of the hall and a skylight above his head. I was there, looking at the statue and it was hard to know what was going on! It looks like someone is kneeling and holding onto him, but the bodies at the bottom part of the statue kind of merge together so it's hard to tell. I do think there is a lot of symbolism in the piece. I might have to go back for another look. This time around, I was working with trying to get the photo shot with all those windows around.

Friday, July 03, 2009


I am both fascinated and appalled by this statue. The hands on his back are what get to me. Yet I love both photographs. The teacher in the online class I am taking says the background is too distracting and it takes away from the focal point.

Technically that may be true. But metaphorically, isn't this how it sometimes is in life itself? Too many background details pulling us in too many directions? And how often are those distractions things that are dead, things that we should release, so that we can move forward?