December 30, 2013

Monday, December 30th

Tracks. David Hayes, 2013

This scene greeted me several weeks ago whilst looking out my bedroom window first thing that morning. I don't know if the pattern making was any case just too good to pass up. Thought I'd share it with you on this last Monday of 2013. It's been a good year...looking forward to 2014. Happy New Year everyone!!

December 27, 2013

Friday, December 27th

P.O.V., David Hayes, 2013

This is the last in my series of still-lives using the same pears. Thought this one was appropriate for a Friday...

December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 25th

Paired. David Hayes, 2013

Christmas Day afternoon. A quiet has descended over the house. Our youngest daughter has gone wife is asleep on the couch, our puppy asleep on her bed. The house has been given a quick clean-up but nothing heavy duty. And I'm listening to "On Yoolis Night" by Anonymous 4. Now this is Christmas. A moment's peace...

Merry Christmas to one and all!

December 23, 2013

Monday, December 23rd

Pear.  David Hayes, 2013.

My, my. Christmas is just the day after tomorrow. Comes quicker the older you get...not quite ready for it. Mentally. Need to force myself to pause from all the planning, moving, and fretting I've been doing as of late...listen to some "good" Christmas music, drink more eggnog, and ponder the true meaning of Christmas. I know...I'll watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas". That always does the trick!

December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20th

Myself - Within. David Hayes, 2013

This is the last in the series...source image is a black and white negative scanned into my iPhone5 using LomoScanner...processed further using PS Express, Photo Forge, and Laminar Pro. I'll let you decide the meaning(s) behind this image...

December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 18th

Herself - Within. David Hayes, 2013

Continuing with my explorations of mixing analog with iphoneography. I will have to admit that the source image wasn't the greatest...a little iColorama processing does wonders! 

December 16, 2013

Monday, December 16th

Myself. David Hayes, 2013

I continue to experiment both with selfies and mixing analog with iphonegraphy. The source image for this one is a black and white negative...scanned using the LomoScanner app...processed with iColorama and Snapseed. 

Interesting image. I wonder what part of me I am expressing here....

December 14, 2013

Saturday, December 14th

Carnival #1. David Hayes, 2013

Carnival #2. David Hayes, 2013

Carnival #3. David Hayes, 2013

Two summers ago, while my wife and I were visiting Traverse City, MI, we came upon what was to become that year's Cherry Festival. We couldn't go on the grounds proper but did circle around the area taking shots with my then brand new Lomography Sprocket Rocket camera loaded with Kodak Ectachrome slide film. Once home, I put the roll into a drawer to be processed later...

That later became this past summer when I finally had enough rolls exposed to warrant putting together an E-6 kit to process them all. Once done, I slid them all into negative holders and...

The end of this story is this. I finally pulled these out, used my Lomo Film Scanner and app to "digitize" these into my iphone5. I then used the app AutoStitch to put the pieces together...and Snapseed to polish and fine tune. A lot of processing went into getting these images...can't say I'll do this often...but I do like how  these came out! Analog and Digital do play well together!

December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 11th

Winter's Dream. David Hayes, 2013

Winter's Dream is the companion piece to Sticks which I posted on Monday. Two different ways of looking at the same scene. Sticks went "Explorer" on Flickr yesterday...wouldn't it be great if this one did as well! Hmmm....

December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9th

Sticks. David Hayes, 2013

Snow is a great "leveler". Covers everything...simplifies. Black and whites. Perfect for winter's meditations and introspective....

December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6th.

Winter's Grasses. David Hayes, 2013
Friday, December 6th.

We are all on high alert right now...expecting 5 to 7 inches of snow on top of freezing rain. In the Cincinnati area this is akin to a death sentence. And guess what? So far...nothing to speak of! Typical...

My "bird dog" puppy has her nose pressed against the sliding glass door, whining and whimpering...wanting to go out and play. I suppose I should finish up here and take her out...

Happy Friday everyone!

December 4, 2013

Wednesday, December 4th

Mayflower Tea. David Hayes, 2013
This past Sunday we were able to take in the holiday weekend festivities in "Old" Milford...our new hometown. We rediscovered many of the fine antique shops that line Milford's streets...and discovered a great chocolate shop as well as a REAL coffee where you can buy bulk coffee beans right from the burlap bag they came in! I grabbed the snap that's the source image of "Mayflower Tea" during our explorations. Let see...first I'll hit the chocolate shop then head over the coffee shop...yeah. That's where you'll find me...

December 2, 2013

Monday, December 2nd

Rain. David Hayes, 2013.

I snapped this image sometime ago while still living at my old house. Tucked it away until now. Not that it reflects my mood at the moment...far from it. Just felt that it was it's time to be seen. Didn't do much to this image...just a little cropping to tighten up the composition. Simplicity at it's best...

Happy Monday everyone!