Monday, January 30, 2012

Two Sleepers


Yumiko and Toto tired of posing for a Henri Matisse look alike painting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Matisse's "Woman Before an Aquarium"

O.K. guys, this is a real stretch, but here is the latest in my series of great paintings and then my rendition of that painting in a photograph. Yumiko wouldn't let me put her gold fish in a little glass jar, so I had to substitute a vase of flowers. What do you think?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Yumiko as Frida Kahlo


As mentioned earlier, I am taking a class where we are to take photographs that look like paintings. This week I chose Frida Kahlo, the Mexican Artist who painted many self portraits. Yumiko drew on one eyebrow and put on a red scarf and voila - Freida Kahlo.

Hey, Is That a New Lens I See? (Click to See His Eyes)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Summer Interior - Edward Hopper


I'm taking a new photography class in which we are to choose a painting by a specific artist and recreate that painting into a photograph. I chose "Summer Interior II" by Edward Hopper. Here is Yumiko posing as the woman in the painting. If you want to see the original photograph - google "Summer Interior" and click images. What do you think?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fox at Island Beach State Park




I traveled to Island Beach State Park yesterday and joined wildlife photographer Denise Ippolito and a few others. She scouted out a beautiful lone fox for us. Here are a few photos from our adventure.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Click Heron for "Deja Vu"


Ken told me today these heron and fish pictures are getting a little too "Deja Vu" for him. I told him that until the Spring comes and all the birds come back he will just have to bear with what's out there unless a tiger or elephant crosses my path.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Heron Figure Skating


The pond at John Heinz was frozen over today. This beautiful young Blue Heron had a tough time finding breakfast, but still took time to stretch his wings. Click to see the beautiful blue in his wings.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

I got a new camera and lens for Christmas and boy, it is too much fun at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge when beauties like this little guy pose for their picture. Click for a closer view.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Eve With Wonderful Friends


We had a little New Year's Eve party Saturday night. It was a wonderful time with lots of great food and good, good friends. Everybody humored me by sitting in our old basement and having their picture taken. From top to bottom - our wonderful neighbors Sharon and Pepe and new little Toto; The famous "Lizbeth Lane" Dernoga's - Kathy, Melanie, Brandon and Michael; Beautiful Sun Mi and Randy Franklin; the glamour girls: Laura, Yumiko Kono and Melanie Dernoga; the break dancer - Brandon Denoga; sweet old wonderful Barb and Paul; and finally Ken and me.