Mail Call

Fun day for prints in the mail today.

One mine.  Another not.

Mine is one of my personal favorites.  Even more so now that it’s a 16×20″ mounted metallic print.  The metallic finish just makes it pop!  Even Goddess’s first word was “Wow!”.

Flight

If you click the image (as with most other pics of mine on this blog), it will take you to my web page where you can purchase the image, if you’d like.

Speaking of purchasing prints, I am a believer is supporting those that create work that grabs me.

Also in the mail today is print #1 of a limited run of 30.

12×12″.  In colors just as gorgeous as this image.

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© Kyle Thompson

Kyle has been working on a personal project this year, a self-portrait every day for an entire year.  The weight of the project is starting to wear on him, although it does not show in his offerings.

Click on the image to go to his web page.  If you find something you like, support the young man.

Now get out there and find something that inspires you.

Baroque

Even though, after 3.5 years living here in Europe, we have grown accustomed to the insides of the churches and cathedrals (they do have a tendency to blur together after a few dozen), every once in a while there’s one that stands out.

For us, it was the altar of the Mannheim Jesuit Church.

Cast roses to form the shape, flower petals leafed with gold.

A pattern repeated in the 2 meter tall candelabra’s left and right.

And the pulpit just off frame left.

Quite beautiful, yet not overly ornate, as we have found in many other churches.

Mannheim Jesuitkirche

Click on the image to take you to a larger version – 1,706 pixels on the long end.

Still smaller than the 8,531 pixels of the original.

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If you are curious, that’s a stitch of seven images.  24mm handheld, ISO 800, 1/60 @ f8.

And to get an idea of distortion, that’s a normal-sized bouquet of flowers, wrapped in plastic, sitting on the marble steps at the bottom of the image.  Just inches in front of my toes.  And the Eye of Providence within the circle at the top?  That was probably about two feet behind me, over my head.  Since I was shooting floor to ceiling, by the time I got to that part of the image, I was shooting up and back behind me.  So if you are standing directly below it, it’s perfectly centered within the circle; here you can get an idea of the depth of that part of the structure due to the parallax.

Blown

I’ve got many, many photos to work for a private project.  So that means I’m going to have to dig a bit.

I do have some images from a month ago, during our trip to the Alps and Munich.  But I’ve done a fair bit of that lately.

And one or two from my trip to the states the past few weeks.

But those may wait.

Instead, I’m digging back seven years to autumn 2005.

Or is it fall 2005?

And why does this season the only one to have two names?

Anyway, a while back I posted about our stumbling across a lovely cosmos garden.  Which brought back a rush of memories.

Here’s one of those memories.

September, 2005.

Blown