"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Image(s) of the Week (Updated)

A couple of days late. The first is another from Bernice:

Which called to mind this image of mine from several years ago.

I actually used that as the cover image on a New Year's card. Hand-colored.

I may do this again -- looking at what Bernice has sent me, there are a couple of images that parallel some of mine.

Update: Bernice tells me that my image is a good example of bokeh, a Japanese term that denotes the practice of using depth of field and the blurring of the portion of the image outside the range of sharp focus as a compositional device. It's something I've been doing for a long time, particularly in landscapes and close-up studies like this. I didn't even know it had a name.

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