Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tropical Storm

We were in the bulls-eye of Isaac for longer than we were comfortable, but decided to drive out to the beach to have a look at the waves. It was so windy, humid and laden with salt spray that my camera coughed, choked and then completely froze up. The pictures were terrible because I couldn't keep the lens clean. The power of a hurricane is tremendous, and I was continually being sand-blasted and pushed around. Our beaches are normally sparkling white, but there was this ugly brown sea-foam everywhere.

This is a very enhanced photo I had managed to take before my camera gave up on me. As an artist, I had to pull out some of the colors I had seen.

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Amazingly, after my Canon Rebel quit, my iPhone was happy to help me take some more shots from the pier. I'll have to post some of those later.

We're in NW Florida, and were happy when Isaac decided to move on westward. Gotta love life in Hurricane Alley...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

If You Believe In Forever

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I love graveyards, especially old ones. Not only are they very peaceful, but they tell stories. I thought I would tell my own story with this one.
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This is the original picture I took this morning.

DEBBIE'S NOTE: I'm submitting this to the Order of the Opus Gluei challenge called Me and My Camera.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Conquistador

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There's a statue of a man named Tristan de Luna near the water in downtown Pensacola, FL. Tristan is credited with founding Pensacola. Every American student has learned that St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, but Pensacolans would argue that point. Before St. Augustine was settled, Tristan and his cohorts settled in Pensacola. A vicious hurricane swept through the area, however, and they gave up and moved on. By the time they came back to re-settle, St. Augustine had been founded.

This picture is not so much about Tristan, though. He was just kind enough to pose for me so I could create this scene. I had a deeper meaning in my mind than that. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Midnight Wanderings

This is for the Footprints challenge at Collage Obsession.

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The sand and shells are local. The footprints are probably mine. (There were other people on the beach that morning.) The moth was photographed at our local butterfly house--under glass.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Take Flight

This is for the Wings challenge at Take a Word. We went to the beach at sunrise a few days ago, and I took hundreds of pictures. The sun came up minutes after we arrived. I did the tourist thing and threw food out for the seagulls. This one rewarded me with a nice pose. The downside, of course, was that I had seagulls following me around long after I ran out of food.
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It took fifteen layers to create this piece. Well, probably more, but I merged a few as I went along.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Strawberries 'n Cream

This is for the Strawberry challenge over at Three Muses.
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