He asked, “What makes a man a writer?” “Well,” I said, “it’s simple. You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge.
Quote: Charles Bukowski
Guess we’ll have to find other means of transportation this summer, because this truck doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any longer…
I’ve already posted a photo of hands this week: hands that are working on a tattoo. Here’s hands that are working on/receiving a manicure:
“Hands can be instrumental in a photo – they emphasis, they hide, they reveal.
Share a picture that has a HAND in it with everyone!” – WordPress.
- The History of Tattoo Part 1: Polynesia & New Zealand (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Photos of Tattoos Wanted (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Manicure Hands (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands (perzpective.com)
This is the second of two posts with photos taken in Oslo on The National Day of Norway 2012: “Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as søttende mai (meaning May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (The Constitution Day).
This is the first of two posts with photos taken in Oslo on The National Day of Norway 2012: “Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as søttende mai (meaning May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (The Constitution Day).
King Missile – The Trees
Then there was the time that the earth was ruled by trees.
There were emperor trees and empress trees. All trees were royalty. Their roots sank deeply down into the ground, and their branches reached higher into the sky than the birds could fly. And the trees all communicated with each other, and all of them together made the decisions for the entire planet. Their authority went unquestioned for many thousands of years. They were wise and benevolent rulers, and the world prospered.
But when the others came, they did not understand or recognize the power of the trees. They set up new systems that supplanted the trees and sapped their strength. And now the trees bleed rivers of blood down in the ground under our feet. There’s an ocean of blood in the core of the earth, and now we write on trees. We make furniture out of trees. We clean up kitchen spills with trees. We wipe our spotty behinds with trees. We put trees in our houses at Christmastime. The trees say nothing, because now they are weak. But they know that our time will be brief, that we will soon perish and the trees will rule again, and the earth will be strong and beautiful once more.
So, you see, it’s not such a sad story after all.
Lyrics: King Missile
- How to remember your dreams (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
Friday usually means another WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, but this Friday there was none because of reasons unknown. I’m pretty sure that the WordPress team have a legit reason for not being able to post the WPC exactly on Friday, so instead of waiting for the WPC to be posted, I decided to join Pseu’s “No Challenge” post:
There’s nothing like a Guinness on a Friday night after work!
Cheers! Have a wonderful weekend!
P.S: If you like my photography posts, I’ve made a new page on the blog dedicated to the all my posts on the subject.
More people have decided to join the party! Jude also brought a beer!
This is a detailed tutorial with screenshots. Many of you probably have old photos lying in a drawer or shoebox.
The first thing you should do if you intend to digitize these images, is to clean the surface of the images before scanning them. It’ll save you a lot of post-processing later. For this tutorial I’ve scanned a typical summer photo and I’ll restore the photo using Photoshop.
I’ve started to restore some old family photos that I’ve scanned. The saturation is corrupted in some of the images, many of them have scratches and some are discolored. A few of them even suffer from all of the above!
It can be time-consuming to scan your old photos, especially if the photos are very damaged and you want to restore them. I was working on this photo last night and here’s a very short summary of what I did with this photo:
I got this idea that I should take some photos of seagulls. On saturday I went to the fish market and bought trout that we ate for dinner and when I cleaned the fish I decided to save the waste, so that I could use it to bribe the seagulls.
Even if I had baksheesh (Baksheesh – a term used to describe tipping, charitable giving, and certain forms of political corruption and bribery in the Middle East and South Asia.) the seagulls didn’t seem to like the fact that I was hanging around after having left the baksheesh as bait: Those ungrateful bastards were flipping and turning in the air, which left me with a whole bunch of useless photos that could have been perfect for the latest WordPress “Unfocused – Weekly Photo Challenge“.
Went outside to see if I could shoot some photos of the full moon tonight, but didn’t succeed. Ended up with these night shots of Oslo and a picture of the tasty fruit mangosteen instead:
Friday and another weekly photo challenge! After a little back and forth I’ve changed the background & the header image of the blog. I wasn’t sure if I should use a bright background and a dark font, but as you can see I ended up with a dark background and a bright font. Hopefully this will help to highlight the images.
Mr. Diffley recently wrote an article about “Thinking Black & White” when you shoot photos. This inspired me to find an image that I think works well as B/W, so I found this from the ancient grinding mills at Leine.
If you want to learn more about B/W photography, or just photography in general, I highly recommend Mr. Diffleys blog: http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com
- Think Black and White (www.rickdiffleyphotography.com)
- The Ancient Grinding Mills at Leine, Valdres (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
I know for a fact that many of my readers and many bloggers out there love photos of Flora. Some of them are even borderline obsessed with it. So, if you’re one of those who are obsessed, borderline obsessed or just enjoy photos of plants & flowers. Consider this your lucky day!
Maintenance of your bicycle is very important if you want to keep both your bike & yourself healthy. By keeping the your bike clean it’ll last longer, because the gravel & dirt that sticks to the different parts will eventually wear them down. Two days ago I changed the cassette on my bike because the cogwheels were worn down. While I was at it I also changed the brakes, brake wires & chain.