Periscope – Jeremy Cowart – Majesty360

Jeremy Cowart walks around NYC and meets Majesty360

Photographer, Jeremy Cowart, was in New York for a gig. He is a great photographer. But Street Photography is not his normal type of photography. …
This evening he was trying Street Photography, and using Periscope. You can watch him as he learns how to approach people on the street. All the while he is teaching us about some other aspects of photography.

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Steve’s new Board

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My nephew was very proud of his new Surfboard.

The board was built, owned, and used by a famous local shaper, builder, and surfer. Props to anyone that can identify the local legend from his logo.

An iPhone Self Portrait for Facebook

Where do most of my Facebook profile images come from?

Self portraits, 🙂 Yes. We all do them. …

Often, I have to be somewhere other than at my computer working, and other than shooting elsewhere. … Just waiting, waiting for anything, Godot, an appointment. … Whatever.

So I grab my little iPhone, and shoot a few images at arms distance, and then I play. I have almost 120 iPhone applications that are dedicated to image manipulation, after the shoot editing. It is a kind of digital playground. …

After I play with all the tools on the iPhone, quite often I find a way to use a semblance of the effects on my real images.

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Walter Redondo – Artist

This past Thursday evening, Alexander Salazar Fine Art brought Walter Redondo, and his art to the Zanzibar Cafe. The art remains on the walls. … Pop on down for a cup-o’-Joe and a bite to eat, while you check out Walter’s art. You will have a good evening in the San Diego Gaslamp district.

The evening was filled with snacks, a little wine, and many interesting people. Walter brought his family. They were wonderfully happy, taking it all in.

Link to -> The complete gallery of the evening.
Link to -> Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Link to -> Walter Redondo – Art Culture Life
Link to -> Zanzibar Cafe

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Unexpected Roses.

We all know that we are pretty good at whatever we do as a chosen craft, work, something we enjoy doing. And, we have come to expect the occasional rose from friends. The old Atta-boy, pat-on-the-back, kinds of roses that make us feel good. Then there are the special roses that come from nowhere you thought of.

Several times a day, almost every day, I go out front with my nextdoor neighbor. We are out there in the morning, drinking coffee, shooting the shit, letting Gypsy run around. Other neighbors walk by, two mothers pushing the quad-kid stroller on their power walks; people out getting their exercise; the Asian couple that keeps the old custom of her walking behind him. … I don’t get that one, but they are happy. … And, many people from the greater neighborhood walking their dogs.

I always ask whether Gypsy and their dogs can say, “Hi.” … Dogs like to say hello to their friends too.

One of the walkers of dogs, a man who stops and lets the dogs play, and spends time chatting with us, was driving by yesterday.

Yesterday, as he was driving by, he stopped, and made a point out of telling me, out of the blue, that he had accidentally found my blog, this blog, online. And he was totally surprised at the works contained here. And, that he was now a fan! …

Now that was an unexpected rose.

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It Was a Windy Day

A friend visited recently.

One day, in 2005, we went for a ride. It was a very windy day.

The friend, Jeffrey Eiche, and another friend, Barry Bunker, made this image possible. Jeffrey wanted an image something like this, and Barry, helped the wind blow.

Me? I drove. We started in San Diego, and wandered east on Interstate 8, to the Sunrise Highway. We followed that north through Julien, Santa Ysabel, and onward, up the east side of Mount Palomar.

That is where this image was shot, the east side of Mount Palomar overlooking Lake Henshaw.

The wind was blowing way to many miles per hour to wear a hat. … 😉

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Graphite Social

This is the third, Graphite Social,” hosted by the Museum of The Living Artist, 1434 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-236-0011. This is a 21+ fund-raiser to benefit SDAI, Museum of the Living Artist.
Their FaceBook link is,
The Graphite Social

The link to see all the images in my gallery of the evening is,
20130531 – Graphite Social

This is a wonderful environment for artists. The room is filled with art. The organizers are 100% professional.

It is so much fun to be in a room full of creative individuals. I met many people here, and I liked everyone I met.

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Images of Today

by Jack Foster Mancilla

When taking photos, some people judge what they see as unattractive. … I say,

“Quit judging your ephemeral beauty in todays images on your imaginary vision of your yesterdays image. Instead, look at the image of todays moment, and use todays image as a pointer to tomorrow. … To any image taken today, your five years into tomorrows self will always say, “See. Why can you not capture me like that guy did five years ago? I was beautiful then.”

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Petroglyph Painted Rock Sunset

The desert is an amazing place when it is still. When it is still, you can peer through the mists of time.

This is a very specific example of time travel. Here, at these very rocks, for millennia congregated Native Americans. In ancient times, it was the place to be. People sat here, and talked, smoked, exchanged goods, maybe they even made political alinements, weddings. … We can never be really sure what happened here generally.

But, we can be one hundred percent positive that man gathered here, and they wrote on the rocks.

Our archeologists, and scientists, have analyzed the symbols, and decided that they stand for many things. … But, what those symbols really stood for in the minds of the people who spent their time at the rocks, etching the symbols that have stood in this desert for a very long time, That we have no way of knowing.

One other thing we can know. … We can know the majesty of a sunset at these rocks, especially when you share that time with friends.

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The Martinez Family

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_MG_9906, a photo by LensLord on Flickr.

What a pleasant surprise when I was asked by Mrs. Martinez to shoot her family in Balboa Park. And then there were problems with the scheduling. … I thought it may never come to pass. But times change, schedules open, and the day was beautiful.

Via Flickr:
by Jack Foster Mancilla – LensLord™

The entire gallery can be seen here. …
The Martinez Family