Tuesday, April 2, 2013


El Capitan, Yosemite, 1961, Kodak Brownie

Here is an example of how I figured out how to make a bridge through time. I took this Ektachrome in 1961 with a square Brownie. The film size is 127, or 1 5/8" square. I bridged time by scanning and  processing the very dirty slide in Photoshop and in Light Room. I had to work on it for quite awhile.

I wish that there was some method wherein I could speak to my fifteen-year-old self. I have a couple of pointers for him, but then what would I dare change? However, I do think he has a good eye, so perhaps I should just leave him alone. I think he may turn out all right.


Emergence, 2012

This image along with two others were my submissions to The Northwest Eye, a juried show sponsored by the Humboldt Arts Council. All three of my works did not make the cut.

Not feeling rejected is the issue that I am working on. I prepared myself to accept that I could not only not win any awards, but that my work could be "juried out". I must admit that I do not feel all that bad. I felt much worse the last time that this happened. Yes, two years ago, I received a "best of show" in this exhibit, and of course I was elated. The lesson for me is to be neither upset or elated in any of these situations. In that regard, I am making progress.

Later: I went to pick up my work, and we could only find two of the three. We finally found the third - on the wall in the gallery. They missed including it in the accepted list. My attitude has shifted since this morning, but not as much as it would have a year ago. Nonetheless, I do feel better.