Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This park was built as reparation for the way the Chinese were treated who were brought to Tacoma to do some work on the railroad. Once the work was complete, they were basically run out of town. There is more to the story but the interesting thing in the photo is the "pagoda" is called a "ting". This park was expensive to build and the Chinese government gave the ting to the city for the park. Installation and all that the city had to pay amounted to a great deal of money which prompted one Tacoman to write to the editor in sum: "No-ting in life is free."
This sight required pulling the car over and getting out the camera. Here are two renderings of the same picture. It seemed perfect for a black and white because of all the good colors and contrasts. The lamp is not so bad but the wires should be removed at a future date.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
This was more of an exercise than anything else as the flower is completely blown out and there just wasn't enough room to come back with it. However, the structure of the background is great and if not for the flower for perspective could be mistaken for land form instead of tree trunk.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This is someone else's photograph: faded and over exposed. they wanted a little work done on it as it is a cherished memory. Waiting for their feedback. One never knows a person's taste: hopefully ours will coincide and if not, adjustments can always ensue.
And, here is another to be submitted to the owner for consideration. Yes, the differences are quite subtle.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
A wisteria is a beautiful thing but a wild thing that can never be tamed, only disciplined with continual vigilance least it remove the siding from your home or tear off the shingles from the roof! This plant is suspected of being about 100 years old and nearly stands on its own. Each year it gets sculpted into an airy, oriental style and blooms twice.