I just read your blog - sending you my best wishes for 2008. Last year my grandmother died and my mother died - leaving my father all alone. He said that he is going to hang around until things get normal again. There is wisdom in that, I think. SO, just hang around, do what you do, and things will eventually get normal again.
I stumbled across your beautiful photos. You have a keen eye for composition. Or at least one that I agree with whole heartedly! I am shocked that you were able to get these images while only visiting. Thanks for sharing them. I've been to the cliffs twice and never had a day of anything but rain and mist.
Hey girl, I had to write and tell ya that such a lovely person with such gifted sight for photographing... might use a prayer of peace and happiness for the new year. Hope you don't mind me sending it to you on the winds of change
Peace to you always my friend!!! Happy new year!
Following the advice of Element, I came in quietly to have an eye (or two..!) on your pictures, from my (high-speed) computer at work... Wow...! I totally agree with E... your b&w sense of picture is absolutely GREAT..! Obviously you have the eyes for that... and this is not everyone's case...! So please consider yourself lucky, or being priviledge in having that..! B&w suits you great..!
Now... far from being professional, I only use film to capture and immortalise people, animals and things in a very naive way...
I know... I am a stranger to you... however, I would like to be add among your friends list... If you need references, please ask E... ;-)
As a bonus, if you accept to be my friend, you will have access to some of my "birdy" exposures siting on my page for my "friends"...
So... keep up the good work...! And drop in my page whenever you feel like it..!
Have a great week-end, and a great Christmas season as well..! If you have to drive, do it safely..!
Hello Rike, Welcome here to what I think are some rather nice Lads and Lassies! It is my hope you find a sliver of joy here! Thats all that is needed sometimes, to melt bad moments away! Sounds to me that you already have the courage you seek! It take a brave and enlightened soul, to examine the soul thats hurting... Your investigation of life will not let you down, but it might send you to the path least expected!!!
Peace to you new friend!
Thanks for your comment about Ocean Jewel's photo. You inspired me to post a video of her made last summer. In summer she is sleek and dappled, and in winter she has about 3 inches of fur all over, looks like a big fuzzy bunny, very cute. I also enjoyed your photos of Ireland. I think I left a big part of my heart over there.
Rike, thanks very much for the photo. It is quite beautiful. It is hard to tell at the on screen resolutions, but from the look of your photos, I thought maybe they were on film. I was given an appreciation for black and white by my aunt who was a huge fan of Karsh the portrait photographer plus all the family photos from up until the middle of the last century. Hugs, element.
Hi Rike, I was wondering, are you shooting with film and then scanning or right to digital? It is hard to tell at this resolution. I think we may invest in a digital SLR for Christmas. We have an older Fuji Finepix that has served us well for 6 years but is getting a bit long in the tooth. Also Laurie has an old Canon T70 35mm that I don't think has been removed from the case for a number of years. Hope things are going ok. Hugs and peace.
Hi Rike, I don't have a copy of Laurie's gecko here right now. She is off at a pre-christmas craft fair this weekend, so she has all her stuff with her. I will try and remember to get a scan of the stamp or some images of the stamp that she has printed to send on to you. Because her's are hand carved the image will be somewhat simpler than the one you have....but that is one of the endearing qualities of her stamps...clean line and minimalist. Hope all is well with you and your daughter. Hugs and peace. element.
It is actually the Significant Other (read spouse) that is the rubber lady. I like politically correct terms they are sooo ludicrous. Significant other has such a romantic, down home appeal doesn't it? However it does cover all the bases.....hahaha.
Laurie has a craft business that she runs producing the rubber stamps, cards and graphics, scarves and other articles from devore fabric that she etches and dyes. On my picasa site is some of her stuff. I am the techno man/geek of the crew, computer support and heavy lifting. Haaa. Its a male thing. Hugs, D
Hey Rike, thanks for uploading more photos. I love the black and white shots. I was enjoying looking at them so much, I went searching the internet for more of your work. There were some of your other photos on a website that I haven't been able to find again...it had a gecko logo? I read something about the gecko being a stamp from Vancouver. My significant other hand carves rubber stamps and does a gecko stamp very similar to the one used for the logo. A lot of people use her stamps for pottery and all kinds of other projects from fabric to decorating walls. Anyhow thanks again for posting more. I really enjoy seeing them. Hugs and whistles.