October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30th

Hidden. David Hayes, 2013
Wednesday, October 30th.

The quiet before the storm. Done everything that needs to be done before the BIG MOVE. Now...just waiting until Friday. It's the waiting that's the worse part. I could do more packing. Lots of that to do. Instead, I think I'll try to enjoy the quiet. Play with my puppy a little more...

October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28th

Shade 25. David Hayes, 2013

So I said to Seth Apter, "Seth...send me a picture of a New York City park bench. Any bench. And I betcha I can come up with 40 different variations on that bench." So, Seth being who he is, sent me the most awful snap of a park bench. And, me being who I am, have been working on those 40 different variations, or shades, of that park bench.

In the past, I've only posted my results on my Flickr stream or in a FB album set-up in my Clearer Reflections page...and I will continue to do so. (If you haven't seen the prior "Shades" do check  them out at Flickr and/or FB!) I have also decided to start posting here as well! 

Happy Monday, everyone!

October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25th

Personality. David Hayes, 2013

Friday, October 25th.

I just finished writing a long rant about being taken advantage of as an artist...but after reading it over, I thought differently about publishing it. You all have been there. And I'm sure they felt they were doing me a favor by giving me a venue. I guess what really irks me is knowing that they will probably happily spend money at our local Target for wall hangings...

There....rant over. Have a happy Friday!!!

October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd

Quill.  David Hayes, 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd.

A cold, dreary October day. A good day to stay indoors...curled up with a good book. The puppy is asleep on her "kitchen bed", giving me a quiet moment or two. Classical music on my radio, cup of coffee at hand. Nice.

October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21st

Found. David Hayes, 2013.


Monday, October 21st.

So...we got up early yesterday to get the house ready to show during an Open House...and finished with fifteen minutes to spare.
Put the dog carrier into the back of my car, the puppy into the carrier, us in the car...and the car wouldn't start! So...a quick swap over to my wife's car and off we went.

Every have days like that? I sure you have. The upside of all of this is that at least my car went down in the garage and not later when we were out...and it sounds like we have someone seriously considering our house.

Such is life. Today will be a good day...I just know it!

October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18th

Stoned. David Hayes, 2013

Friday, October 18th.

Yeah...everyone must get stoned...

Have a great Friday...and a fantastic week-end!

October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16th

I Drink Alone. David Hayes, 2013.
Wednesday, October 16th.

In his later years my grandfather would always have a shot of Southern Comfort in his morning coffee...to sweeten it. At the time my grandmother tolerated this practice...as you see he was dying from cancer.

Earlier this year my grandmother asked me if I wanted this bottle of Old Grand-Dad. It's a very old bottle with just a little still in it. Teasing her, I asked her had she enjoyed the rest of the bottle. She became very serious...and here's the rest of the story. Seems this bottle belonged to my great grandfather...my grandfather's father. Upon my great grandfather's death, my grandfather brought the bottle home. He never opened it...and neither have I. That one last shot remains...in memory of the great grandfather I never knew...and my grandfather who I did...

October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14th.

Delight. David Hayes, 2013
Monday, October 14th.

If you know of anybody who is trying to sell their house, pack for a move...and all that goes with both...and then tells you that they're going to get a new puppy...do everything you can to convince them to wait on the puppy. Either that or buy them a case of wine. They'll need it...

October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11th.

Weeds. David Hayes, 2013
Friday, October 11th.

It's Friday! Always has a nice sound to it. Even if everyday is a Friday for me...  So...It's Friday!!! And have a great weekend everyone!!

October 9, 2013

Wednesday, October 9th

"Over". David Hayes, 2013


Wednesday, October 9th. 

The test of wills is just beginning. Between my puppy and I. I brain tells me what I need to be doing and what should be happening...but my heart just wants to enjoy her being a puppy. So I guess it's more of a test of balance. To be a kid again with a new puppy...and let mom and dad deal with the "serious" stuff...

October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7th.

Music Hall, David Hayes, 2013.

Monday, October 7th.

Nothing like a new puppy to humble one. And remind me almost immediately of my quiet life before...What a new adventure!! 

Not the first time we've had a dog...and two grown daughters...you'd think we'd know better. What a new adventure!!!

October 4, 2013

Friday, October 4th.

Finally. David Hayes, 2013.

Friday, October 4th.

It's all coming together. Our downsizing. The new town home is gorgeous and we're all set to move in on the first of November. Listed our current home last night...showings are already booked...so we're hoping for a fast sell. Picking up my new puppy on Sunday...

In a way...all of this feels like Christmas. Lots and lots of effort that comes together all at once...and happens quickly when it's time...


October 3, 2013

The App-ter Project. Final Three...



It started with a challenge...take one image...create 40 different versions using 40 different apps...

It's been an interesting project...it's time to bring it to a close so I can move on to new challenges...

You can see all 40 versions at my Flickr stream: The App-ter Project. Do take a look...I think you'll find it fascinating...


#38. David Hayes, 2013.

Featured App: Glaze

#39. David Hayes, 2013.
Featured App: Photo Fx Ultra


#40. David Hayes, 2013.

Featured App: Scratchcam


October 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 2nd.

Let me tell you about it... David Hayes, 2013

Wednesday, October 2nd.

Actually I did compose this piece on Friday, September 13th. But that's another story. And...if you want to get technical about it, I shot the source image some 25+ years ago with a Minolta SR201 camera using Ektachrome slide film. Rediscovered the slide...scanned it...and composed in my iPad. Now's how's that for a story!!