A few words and photos from time to time on my life as it unfolds.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Oil Painted Fallen Friends

 Having finally figured out how to install and find the plugin Topaz Simplify to PhotoShop Elements, I humbly share a set of photos from my first couple of weeks of playing with this great "photo painting" program.  Though I largely prefer to stick to natural photos, or natural black and white pics with basic tweaks (crop, sharpen, light adjust), I enjoy the occasional big leap to a montage, textured look, or now painted look, and more.  A photographer should choose a style or two that fits and work to perfect it, though sometimes it's just fun 
to take a left turn and venture out.  

Flight South Begins

Rain Reflection
The Fall Classic starts this week!
Fall - to - Christmas Colors at home

Saturday, October 8, 2011

While I have 3 other cameras I depend on under varying circumstances, my trusty pocket camera usually stays by my side.  It goes in the top drawer every night with my wallet, keys, etc. - a reminder to tote it around with me every day.  Sometimes I leave it behind though, but today was one of those days when I said, "Maybe something will come up, so let's take it."  As always, I'm glad I did, when a simple trip to pick up my wife at the airport and go to dinner on the way home wound up presenting yet another fun quick shoot of my environs throughout the evening.  Don't be without some kind of camera, cuz you never know.

 San Jose International Airport
 Parking Lot Wall Art
                                                   Buca di Beppo Art Madness...

          Ceiling of Wine Ghosts...
                                       3 Heads are better than none!

Final Shot - just horsing around with night photography

the papaROYzzi

Monday, October 3, 2011

WorldWide Photo Walk, October 1, 2011

While I didn't elect to submit photos for the contest, I joined several MH Photo Club members on the Scott Kelby's 4th annual WorldWide Photo Walk.  We of course walked about looking for new perspectives in downtown Morgan Hill while other photographers in over one-thousand cities around the globe did the same thing today in their city or town.  We were blessed with another beautiful, mild Fall evening and a vibrant downtown as people aplenty adjourned to downtown to dine and further imbibe following the Passport Weekend at our local wineries.  It was a pleasant time with my friends and I found a new angle or two on things in town.  See more photos from this venture through my Events link on http://noKodachrome.com

the papaROYzzi

                                                     Our Oldest Building?  1905
3rd St. Promenade Mural of our Comm. Center Amphitheater
                                Our little Friend Barbara tagged along and shot too

                A Glimpse.  Wall mural through the trees North of Champs restaurant

MHPC members George and Susan shoot
Downtown at Nightfall