What Lurks Beneath

~ the conflict of truth and lies ~

15069017_10210896040098611_2090539753617735738_oNo matter where we stand good exists and evil lurks. We are powerless.

On the surface of this photo is a small wave breaking. If you look at the bottom of the photo, you will see a crocodile. We crossed paths that day. Me, being blissfully unaware of his presence, until I came home and downloaded my photos. Continue reading “What Lurks Beneath”

Creating My Gravatar

~ be the boss ~

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Meet my new Gravatar. For those that don’t know, a gravatar is a graphic representation of a blog user. It’s your cyber identity. When you like or comment on a post your icon will appear. A person can hover over the image and more information (a profile), will display. My about information is once again empty. Tossed in the trash, to be replaced at a future date.

Having a new name, I wanted a fresh image to represent Fish Eye Farm. Continue reading “Creating My Gravatar”

A Beginners Photo Almanac

Every Step Matters

I am stepping back into my blog. I wrote my post End to Begin, back in March of 2015. I just walked away for a while. Not surprising for me, as I’m a noted wanderer. In the past:

  1. I used my blog as tool to give voice to my opinions
  2. I used it to express my happiness
  3. I used it share travel and adventure
  4. I used it to share photos and poetry
  5. I used it as means of guidance in my life.

My new beginning is one of photos.

There are so many out there today. Almost everyone is a photographer, because almost everyone has a camera in their hand; their phone. No mystery there. But that doesn’t mean they are good at it. The overwhelming surge of photos being created by cyber communication, is just one ebb of the picture tide.

A tidal wave has formed slamming the Facebook, and Instagram beaches.

For a paparazzo of every day life, these are great times. I’ve always pursued my passion, for visual imagery. It is innately in me. Through the years, I’ve used many different types of cameras, choosing innumerable subjects and have yet to become bored, by the process.

I re-named my blog, because like following a map, and the use of street names. I am turning a corner. However, I didn’t want to let go of the old. Why should I, a journal is what it is.

Fish Eye Farm is my garden of photography, with a row of Polaroid, Pentax, Kodak, Olympus and Canon and an old iPhone4. It has the herbal qualities, of prime lenses and telephoto, and is sprinkled with flashes, tripods, camera repair and purchases.

I am a master of snap shots and a student of DSLR.

I know there are others out there like myself, who are interested in sharing information and I want to become more involved in blog community.

In all that we do, there are those who are not as knowledgeable, and those that are more advanced. By keeping this simple truth in my mind, I have been able to accept where I am, work with what I have, and continue to produce good images, in earnest.

I am open to criticism.

You reap what you sow.

 

 

Cosmic Infinity

k4Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.

Her current show is Infinity Mirrors and it is breathtaking.

On CBS this morning, after a brief discussion, about the artist and her life, the hosts asked the spokesperson for Yayoi, “is she happy.”

My jaw dropped. I am perpetually surprised at the weird world that I live in.