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It may seem as if it’s taken a long time to graduate. To your family it’s happened in a flash! Once you were a small boy adventuring for the first time. Now you’re a man who’s learned important things, especially the lay of the land along with the topography of your own mind and heart. […]

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What DOES zone editing have to do with it? Snap-Crackle-Pop through the night When you live in southwestern Wisconsin -21°F (that’s below) zero is February normal. We expect it; we plan for it. Life doesn’t stop because the temperature plunges. The house cracks like gunfire as it shrinks into midnight, snaps-crackles-pops all through the night, then explodes into morning […]

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This flight really happened and in just this way, but no camera was there to shoot it! Photoshop to the rescue . . . It took eight separate photos composited with lots of lighting and perspective adjustments along with added elements to create the scene after the fact. Happy Birthday, Photoshop! This month Photoshop, the […]

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An artist likes to hear that a client’s story is thought to be well told, that the work is appreciated for the art of it. Furthermore, they need to be entirely satisfied and comfortable with the integration of the work in their home, that it looks well and visually fits the space. When I spend weeks or even months creating for someone, […]

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The snowmobile part of the portrait–that is, a far more complex structure to paint than the young college student astride it. I enjoyed the working session when we talked about his machine and reference photos were taken. It seemed to me that he did as well. In this case it was his smile that captured my attention–not […]

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While emphasizing the rocks, I  missed the ghostly ship moored beyond! The Baths at Devil’s Bay, near Spanish Town on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Spectral Ship It’s risky to take expensive camera equipment to the beach, especially when a swim from boat to shore is required followed by a long hike as the main […]

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Left-half of Panorama You’re looking straight down into six feet of water at the fuel dock on Stokkoya, Atlantic coastal Norway. The day was overcast and the water, while clear enough, refracted the light to a milky hue. I like post production work and have developed my own techniques and strategies for getting the most from […]

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