Digital art?… part 4…

The water web of waves.

The neon night web.

The vortex web.

The smoke web.

Web of color.

The golden orb web.

All just digital magic done to a photo I took of a spider web.. after, you know, I sprayed it with fake dew from my mister bottle.

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Digital art?… part 3…

No, no explanation at all. If you have been following along for a while, you know what that is. If not, you have to wait for the next post in this series.

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Droning on… part 8…


This is, I swear, the very last drone video I shot in the Bay Area the Christmas before last, when I got my first drone. My younger daughter Mollie and two friends she invited to my mom’s house to join us for Christmas, are mugging it up on the deck. You can see the Christmas tree in the window.

Thanks for letting me share these with you. I am leading up to something big.

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 7…

Masks work. That is a fact. Once again, you are entitled to your own opinion, but this is social Darwinism at its most basic. Maybe masks aren’t magic. They aren’t 100% effective. But they help. Is it really too much trouble to put up with the discomfort to maybe save a life? Maybe even the life of someone you know?

This isn’t some major sacrifice. We aren’t asking you to go overseas and fight Nazis for four years, for crying out loud. It’s a mask. You know damn well that if Democrats had said masks were bad you would all be wearing them. That is my opinion… but you know it is probably a fact.

So stop whining, wear a freekin’ mask, and we can all go back to living normal lives that much sooner.

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Digital art?… part 2…

Just some digital magic…

Nothing special…

Making some art…

And it all started with a simple photo…

That I took by wiggling my camera while I shot a photo of some lights in a dark parking lot…

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Digital art?… part 1…

What is it? I will get to that… in the next post.

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 6…



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Thinking that you can beat up any Asian you see on the street because they are responsible for the virus is an opinion, not a fact. In fact, this is a stupid, evil and racist opinion. That is my opinion, but I like to think they are facts. Another fact is that beating up people is against the law.

Let’s break this down. Aside from the fact that you do not have the right to attack people physically because they did something you don’t like or they disagree with you, according to this logic, any Native American should be able to assault any Caucasian person. Because that is where Smallpox came from, right?

Also, here is another fact for you. Not all people of Asian heritage are Chinese. And even if the virus actually did start in a lab on purpose, this is the act of a few people in the Chinese government, not every person who can trace their roots back to anywhere in Asia

.And as long as we are on the subject of attacking people because you are unhappy, this goes for everybody. Stop doing that. Protest peacefully. Express your opinions. But you can’t storm the Capitol just because things aren’t going your way, not an you hang Mike Pence. I know, who hasn’t thought of doing that once or twice, but still, don’t do it.

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Flowers, birds, and stuff… the final chapter…

More flowers.

An Acorn Woodpecker, if I am not mistaken.

And more flowers, I am pretty sure.

Not really in focus, but it is a nice photo of a hummingbird in flight.

And, for our ‘stuff’ category, I give you, a lizard.

Man those are hard to get good pictures of.

At least flowers don’t fly around at the speed of light.

Bird butt.

That is such subtle coloring.

Waterfalls are stuff, right?

Oh, nature.

I love the color purple.

Luke, come over to the dark side.

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 5…

Global warming is a fact. Once again, feel free to have a differing opinion… but you are wrong.

Our first mistake was calling it ‘global warming’ instead of the more accurate ‘climate change’. This allows people to go outside, see snow falling and say that global warming must be a hoax. That is like saying that you feel okay at the moment, therefore you can’t have cancer. It ignores the way that climate works, a complex series of events within the closed system of our planet’s ecology.

Now, even if you dispute the fact that the vast majority of scientists say that our world is in trouble and refuse to buy into the whole climate change thing, at least be honest enough to admit that we are destroying the air and water on this planet. We are poisoning the world, and with it, ourselves. Think of the world as a fish bowl. We are the gold fish. There is only so much clean water in the bowl. There is only so much clean oxygen around our world.

Now, start dumping small amounts of chemicals and motor oil and ground-up plastic and stuff from your garbage into the fish bowl. The fish might seem okay right now. But if you keep adding stuff, the fish will be in trouble. If you stop adding stuff, and maybe add some plants to the water, and a filter, you might save the fish.

Once again, we are the fish.

PLEASE DO NOT do this with a real fish in a real fish bowl to prove me wrong. Because I am not.

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Droning on… part 7…



This is almost the last video I took on that first magical morning two years ago at Christmas, outside my mom’s house in the Bay Are where I grew up, when I first had the ability to send a camera up into the air. San Francisco is out there across the bay somewhere. The sun is rising over the hills of the little town of Kensington, where it nestles amid the oak tress and eucalyptus.

Thanks again to my family for this awesome Christmas gift… but you know I am leading up to a big ending, right?

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