“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.”
- Joss Whedon
A fine topic for some philosophical cud chewing...
Think about it...
I'm posting photos today. I feel I've been neglectful of y'all, image wise. These are (almost) all recent:
Central California Stuntmen Assoc, early '80s (PlusX film, scanned to digital)
Guadalupe Dunes (California), winter solstice sunset, late '80s (Kodachrome 64, scanned to digital)
Guad Dunes, early morning, winter solstice, late '80s (Kodachrome 64, scanned to digital)
Los Lonely Boys going acoustic, at the McDonald Theater, (2010)
If you aren't familiar with Los Lonely Boys I highly recommend giving 'em a listen. 3 brothers from Texas, they play topnotch Rock and Roll, Texican style!
The Hallelujah Chorus, Willamette HS combined choirs and bands, conducted by Bart Ellis, Dec 2009
Michael Franti at the McDonald Theater, 2009
My son Alex, on bass, w/ Naked in Alaska, Peterson Barn Rec Center, Eugene, OR, 2009
Redtail hawk landing in storm, here at my home, Eugene, OR
Flamboyant tulip, my garden, shot the other day
Magnolia bloom, my garden, 2 weeks ago
Stonefield Beach, south of Cape Perpetua, Oregon, Feb 2010 full moon (extreme high and low tides)
Now I know a lot of you reaaallllly like my photography, and I definitely appreciate your appreciation....
... but artists have to eat.
All of the above images and about 200 more are available for purchase at my RedBubble Gallery. And they don't have to be purchased as framed prints for $120 or so... they can be bought as greeting cards, post cards, laminated prints, mounted or matted prints (you buy or use your own frames)...
So here... these are a few examples of what my photos look like in different formats:
Cards come in 4x6 size for $2.99, 5x7 for $4.50, or as 4x6 postcards for under $2.50. RedBubble also provides quantity discounts - 20% off for 4, 30% off for 8, or 40% off for 16
Laminated prints (photo size approx 8"x12") come on white or black background:
and are priced under $22.00
From Jay Leno: "our teenagers are so fat today... that teen boys are happy to get in their own pants..."
And I post that not as a dig at overweight folks but on our society (and the fact it's funny!)... we have our priorities a tad askew. Our personal health is our personal responsibility, just as the health of our government is the responsibility of "we, the people." Our gluttony may be fatal on both points.
“Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”
- William Shakespeare