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Fire!

November 20, 2017 - Title: Fire! Available here: eBay John Strong Arts I thought it would be cool to add some flames and smoke to this i...
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Catwhisker Nebula

November 17, 2017 - Title: Catwhisker Nebula Available here: Etsy Ebay John Strong Arts The Catwhisker Nebula, if there really were one...
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Ore Cart

November 15, 2017 - Ore cart just outside of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
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American Beauty

November 13, 2017 - Title: "American Beauty" Available Here: Etsy eBay John Strong Arts I spotted this souped up classic while in Castl...
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Designing Trees

November 11, 2017 - Title: "Designing Trees" Available here: Etsy eBay John Strong Arts What? A post on a Saturday? Has John lost his m...
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Do Not Paint

November 09, 2017 - According to Sebastian in the AWAKE course, nearly any damn thing can transformed into a piece of art. So I gave it a tr...
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Warm Symmetry

November 06, 2017 - From This: To This: Title: Warm Symmetry This piece is available here: Etsy Ebay John Strong Arts There are...
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Hidden Forces

November 03, 2017 - Hidden Forces Available here: Etsy eBay John Strong Arts This piece came about as I was driving home the other day...
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Abstract Lights

November 01, 2017 - Title: "Abstract Lights" Available here: Etsy eBay John Strong Arts I like symmetry. I guess that's a pretty simple...
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Mr Miller, I Presume

October 30, 2017 - "Mr Miller, I Presume" is available here: Etsy Ebay iPhone Art Gallery Is it miller or is it moth? According to Ref...
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IPhoneography Friday: Cornucopia

October 27, 2017 - This piece started out as a simple photo of a few grapes - four, to be exact, and was transformed using Snapseed, Distre...
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Shoe Repair

October 25, 2017 - Out and about yesterday in Aurora, where I used to live, once upon a time. Traveling along Colfax I spotted a strip of o...
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IPhoneography Friday: Rocks and Leaves

October 20, 2017 - I mentioned the other day that the fall is getting “thin”. More leafless trees now; the ones remaining are still colorfu...
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Little Hummer

October 16, 2017 - The Hummingbirds are gone for the season, off migrating to wherever they migrate too. This little lady was the last to g...
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iPhoneography Friday: Mourn the Passing

October 13, 2017 - "Mourn the Passing" We're in the middle of a gorgeous autumn here in Denver. Though the aspens in the mountains are pre...
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iPhoneography Friday: Twin Peaks Autumn

October 06, 2017 - From this: To This: I'm a fan of Twin Peaks. I love the visuals, the bizarreness, the mystery, the strange pacing...
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Top 75 Fine Art Photography

October 02, 2017 - Mother and Child, Nikon D7000, Tamron 150-600, 400 ISO I'm not one to toot my own horn - at least I hope not - but I...
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Harley-Davidson

September 25, 2017 - From this: To this: Software: Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Topaz Impression 2
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On Hiatus

September 08, 2017 - Before: After: Sorry I haven't posted in a while - I've got some massive writer's block going in conjunction with...
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Love is a Flower

August 10, 2017 - The quote is from John Lennon, the Hibiscus is from my deck. I don't do a lot of images with quotes on them, but they do...
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Georgetown Church

August 02, 2017 - Here's another shot from Georgetown - as I mentioned before, it has some interesting architecture. This is the First Pre...
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Birds in a Kaleidoscope

July 31, 2017 - I mentioned last week that I would be doing more kaleidoscopic images. I wasn't kidding. The original image for this pie...
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Manitou Springs Recap

July 24, 2017 - The "Garden of the Arts" show in Manitou Springs is history. My income from the shows this year has been steady, and not...
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Hummingbird #2

July 19, 2017 - Another Hummingbird image. Hope you don't mind - I love these little guys! I'm still trying to catch the male at the "wa...
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The Door

July 17, 2017 - This was a door I spotted in Georgetown a while back. I took a quickie photo of it then, and when I got back home found...
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Georgetown

July 12, 2017 - We visited Georgetown over the weekend - I love going to this town simply because of its photo opportunities. It's a qui...
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In the Neighborhood #2

July 10, 2017 - Another short post for the day - even though I'm not "working" right now, I'm busier than ever trying to create art and...
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Robin

July 05, 2017 - This robin decided to pay a visit recently while I was out waiting for Hummingbirds to come along. I hadn't considered d...
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Last Week this Morning, #2

July 03, 2017 - Another show wrapped up yesterday - seems I attend these art shows which in the past were awesome but when I'm there the...
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In the Neighborhood

June 26, 2017 - I went people watching this last weekend under the guise of an Arts and Crafts show. The show did a little better than l...
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From my Window

June 22, 2017 - Caught this Magpie through the window of my office yesterday - the image was pretty hazy because the window, being on th...
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Bison #5

June 19, 2017 - Here's another example of taking what was originally a marginal photo (due to an exposure mistake on my part), and creat...
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Shooting in Antelope Canyon

June 06, 2017 - Paint Mine Park, Colorado No, sorry - I didn't get to go take a trip to one of the most photographed places in the US...
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Abstract in Green and Yellow

May 31, 2017 - I had this image of some green reeds being reflected in the pond at the Fly 'n Bee Ranch while the fall foliage nearby s...
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Above the Rest

May 25, 2017 - If you're ever traveling through Colorado on Highway 285 South and come to Pine I hope you're hungry - the Crossroads re...
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Timeless, Cherokee Ranch

May 18, 2017 - Just a quick post today. This is the castle at Cherokee Ranch south of the metro area. I wanted to give it a look that c...
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American Barn

May 16, 2017 - There are two things I love to photograph - barns and old vehicles. This lovely old barn is located near Perry Park sout...
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1953 Ford F-350

May 10, 2017 - We ran across this old Ford F-350 at Heidrich's tree farm last week and of course I had to take pictures. Since it was o...
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Flowers, Anyone?

May 08, 2017 - I haven't taken any serious photos of flowers in quite a while, but Saturday my wife and I were at the tree farm (Heidri...
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Last, Last Gasp

May 04, 2017 - This image, entitled "Tree" is from our last gasp snow storm from Saturday. As soon as I saw this tree I knew I would at...
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Last Gasp

May 02, 2017 - For winter, I hope. We received about 14" last Saturday. Heavy, wet stuff - today you can drive around and see the damag...
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Visitor

April 27, 2017 - The beautiful old Highlands Ranch Mansion is the base image in this fantasy, "Visitor". As you can see, it's big, really...
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Ellie vs. the T-Rex

April 25, 2017 - Sometimes you just have to have some fun. This is a photo of my niece, Ellie, that my sister-in-law took. To be more acc...
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Bison #5

April 20, 2017 - Here's another image from my Bison series, which are images captured at Rocky Mountain Arsenal several years ago. As you...
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Good Ole Nash

April 11, 2017 - Hi everyone - I'm taking this week off. Just wanted to let you know and also to let you know I'm working on new art all...
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Dodge Lancer

April 06, 2017 - I've been kicking this image of a 1955 Dodge Lancer around quite a bit - this is either my third or fourth iteration of...
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Escape

March 28, 2017 - The original for this image was captured at the Snowmass Balloon Festival from 2015. Of course, never being one to let a...
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The Card Shop

March 06, 2017 - I'm please to make today the "official" opening of my Card Shop here on my website. You can purchase any cards you want...
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Shrooms

March 01, 2017 - It won't be long before mushrooms start appearing again, now that the bulk of the dark dreary days of winter have passed...
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Pine Park Ranch

February 27, 2017 - What can I say? I'm a Nebraska boy, born and raised and I love barns. Especially those with a lot of character and this...
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Quiet Evening

February 22, 2017 - This is an image I captured in October of last year. Nothing super special about it at the time, nor is there now. I did...
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Remembering Mr. Parrish

February 20, 2017 - Remembering Mr Parrish The barn in this image is one I captured near Kiowa, Colorado last August. With the road leading...
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St Malo Revisited

January 19, 2017 - Well, not exactly. This image was from 2010 and the original shot, seen above was also the first post in my Visual Noteb...
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Stage Door

January 16, 2017 - Without doubt, creating a piece of art, such as "Stage Door" I'm finding to be quite a challenge. The directions one goe...
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Cliff House

January 09, 2017 - This is an image I took in April of 2012 while doing a photo walk in Manitou Springs. I always liked the image, but ther...
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1941 Chevy Suburban

November 30, 2016 - First off - nope, this isn't my new wine bottle image. I got to a certain point with it and realized I needed to make an...
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Nature Mort

November 28, 2016 - I've been reading "Still Life Photography" by Kevin Best the last couple of days. It's a good intro into the history and...
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Blinded

November 21, 2016 - I spotted this old vehicle when out scouting for interesting barns to photograph. I'm not sure what the make, model or y...
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Smoke Gets in My Eyes

September 28, 2016 - Number 4 in my smoke series - this time I pulled back a little on the colors to produce a more subtle look. I like the s...
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Perfect Day

September 26, 2016 - This image is a result of patience. I knew a while back that I wanted an image of this sculpture of a boy fishing and re...
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Big Bang

September 22, 2016 - This is the third of my smoke shots. I thought about naming it "Big Bang" but decided to stick with my decided upon name...
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New Image in Cascading Waters Series

September 07, 2016 - I did a series a few years ago that I called Cascading Waters and while I never officially discontinued the project (I n...
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Renaissance Festival, Part 2

August 24, 2016 - Here's another selection of photographs from our recent day at the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur. Enjoy!
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Renaissance Festival, Part 1

August 22, 2016 - Welcome to the fake "days of yore", where people dress up in renaissance costumes to check email on their cell phones. T...
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My Impression Photography

August 19, 2016 - I've been a fan of mixing digital art and photography for a while now, trying different things to give a unique look to...
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Rambler Ranch

August 15, 2016 - I hadn't been out with a Meetup group in a few years now, but when I got the notice "Let's shoot old cars" I was immedia...
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Besieged - Revised!

July 26, 2016 - I posted this image a couple weeks ago and was fairly happy with it. But after a while, it started to gnaw at me that it...
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Besieged! The Wine Series

July 11, 2016 - Well, here it is - first in a series of wine bottles. I was hoping to have this prior to the show Saturday (Mile High Wi...
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The Cadillac Dream

July 06, 2016 - Yep. No wine bottles yet - I'm still working on getting the lighting right. It needs to be unnoticeable. So far, it hasn...
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What the...Bison #4

June 28, 2016 - Yes. I know what I said in my last post, and the wine bottle series is coming. Promise. In the meantime I've been creati...
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Coming Soon

June 17, 2016 - Coming Soon? What? Blog posts? I know, it's been quite a long while since I've posted anything here. Frankly, I seem to...
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Roxborough

April 04, 2016 - Here's another image that, a few years ago wouldn't turn out like this. It takes a good photo, but one with the skies gr...
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Garden of the Gods

March 24, 2016 - This print is available in several sizes and mounts in my Etsy store. Click HERE! Nope - I didn't visit the Garden agai...
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Bonanza Booth

March 17, 2016 - Just a quick post to let everyone know that I've opened a booth on Bonanza, an online marketplace similar in nature to E...
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Last Chance, Again

March 09, 2016 - I've long had the idea of presenting my Last Chance Farm image as a color image in addition to the black and white you'v...
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Rocky Mountain High

March 07, 2016 - John Denver, though gone now, is and has been for more than forty years my favorite singer. When he died in a crash of a...
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Island, Geology Series

February 16, 2016 - Available in Galleries> Geology, or in my Etsy store by clicking HERE. This is the first of my new Geology series. The...
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Winter Barn

February 08, 2016 - If you've been reading this blog for a year or so, then you know that I'm not fond of being cold, and that even though I...
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Sea Urchin

January 25, 2016 - "Sea Urchin" is available in Galleries>Interpretive Imaging or in my Etsy store, by clicking here This is, I believe, a...
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Millions of Years in the Making

January 18, 2016 - This was the image I'd originally planned to present last Monday, but I found the lighting a bit too challenging and ran...
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2016

January 04, 2016 - "Starburst" - Available in Galleries> Here or in my Etsy Store Welcome to 2016! Another year under the belt, and anothe...
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Peacock

December 21, 2015 - This is my final post for 2015 - I'll be returning on January 4, 2016, with a recap of 2015, or not; I haven't decided o...
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The 'Tweener

December 14, 2015 - In my last two posts I covered how difficult it can be trying to get an image to look the way your mind's eye envisions...
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Sometimes it's Easy

December 10, 2015 - Every now and then things just fall into place when you use textures. For example, the image in this post of fall seeds...
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It Ain't Easy

December 08, 2015 - But it's fun, with some frustration thrown in. I'm talking about texturizing a photograph, making it uniquely yours by a...
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Much New

December 01, 2015 - But not directly photography related, at least not in the area of new photographs. I've spent the last week trying to br...
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Balloons

November 25, 2015 - This is my first finished image using the new Topaz Labs product, Texture Effects. I'm still learning the product, so I...
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Denver from City Park

November 09, 2015 - Simple Title, simple post. I was at City Park in Denver last Sunday and did some crack 'o dawn shooting. This image I pa...
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Stompin'

November 04, 2015 - I ventured out in the chilly pre-dawn hours on Sunday to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to shoot a photo of the...
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Then and Now #1, Sunflowers

November 02, 2015 - Final Version This is my new series of quasi tutorials that I call "Then and Now". Most readers know that I use texture...
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Two Images

October 28, 2015 - Feeling particularly unimaginative when writing this post, I decided to be very literal with the title - that and the fa...
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A Door and A Viking

October 26, 2015 - I ventured back to Eldorado Springs and Eldorado Canyon over the weekend, hoping to get a shot of a waterfall with a bac...
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Vermont in My Backyard

October 21, 2015 - Well, my neighbor's backyard anyway. We do have a maple in our yard, but it's new and small. Just in the last few days,...
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1931 Model A

October 19, 2015 - This is a 1931 Ford Model A Coupe that I spotted just north of the Montana Wyoming border on the way to Glendive, Montan...
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Balloons - Finis

October 07, 2015 - Okay, this is it. My last group of balloon shots from the Snowmass Balloon Festival. As I mentioned in my last post, the...
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Doing the Hot Air Two-Step

October 05, 2015 - Sunday, the 18th was the hot air balloon dance, scheduled for 7 am. All I can say is we were there in time but many of t...
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Eclipse!

September 30, 2015 - Okay - first off, I promise I'm not starting a trend where my blog entries all have an exclamation point in them. "Lies!...
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Balloon Glow, Snowmass

September 28, 2015 - Thousands of people were walking up and down the black slopes of Little Fanny in Snowmass. Some, myself included, pulled...
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On to Snowmass

September 23, 2015 - The last couple of weekends have been the best for me in quite some time. Even the drive to Snowmass was enjoyable, once...
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A Relaxing Day Out

September 21, 2015 - Maybe I should call the "Last Weekend Today", along the lines of Jon Oliver's show "Last Week Tonight". This post is fro...
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Lies!

September 16, 2015 - Do you remember last week when I said I had no E-Series to introduce? Well, funny story - the very next day, no…no…the v...
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Eldorado Canyon, Part 3

September 14, 2015 - But not exactly. These images are from Eldorado Springs, the rustic little town you go through on the way to Eldorado Ca...
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Candles

September 09, 2015 - No E-Series for this week. Not sure I'll continue them - it reminds me of the introduction of the Nikon 1 series camera.
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Eldorado Canyon, Part 2

September 07, 2015 - As you may recall from our thrilling Part 1, back in the 1980s I decided I really wanted to learn to rock climb. I'd bee...
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E-Series, Something Old, Something New

September 02, 2015 - I'm introducing two new entries in the E-Series today, one old(er) photograph, one new. The old one, "A Highlands Ranch...
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Eldorado Canyon, Part 1

August 31, 2015 - Only a few miles south of Boulder, Colorado is the quiet little town of Eldorado, and just to the east of Eldorado lies...
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More in the E-Series

August 26, 2015 - Here are three more prints I'm offering in my new E-Series line (crickets chirruping). I'm getting some interest generat...
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The Haze! The Haze!

August 24, 2015 - For the last several days the mountains have been nearly invisible from our house. Clouds, normally distinct in their fo...
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E-Series Continued

August 19, 2015 - I introduced the new E-Series in Monday's post, so I won't go into the same spiel as then, except to say these are reaso...
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Introducing E-Series Matted Prints

August 17, 2015 - I've been selling prints for about three years now with some success. I've always emphasized the " Fine Art " aspect of...
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Not Today

August 12, 2015 - Well, I thought I was going to make an announcement today, but I'm postponing it until Monday. I know, I know. The suspe...
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Playground

August 10, 2015 - Things have been a bit rough lately as many of you know. I've had three surgeries in the past four months. Seems just wh...
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Blind-sided

August 03, 2015 - Everything was going so well, too. My motivation was flooding back in, my imagination had kick-started, plans were being...
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More from Paint Mine Park

July 27, 2015 - "This has been amazing" I hear a woman say. "Colorado's a beautiful state" was her husband's response. A moment later...
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Textures and Composites - 6

April 06, 2015 - This is the last of my Bison shots with some texturizing applied. Probably the last of the Composites and Textures serie...
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Textures and Composites - 5

April 01, 2015 - Another bison shot from the same outing - may even be the same bison. Of the three bison images this is the most texturi...
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Textures and Composites - 4

March 30, 2015 - After last week's cerebral abstract, this week I've returned to something a bit more recognizable, with a little less te...
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Textures and Composites - 3

March 23, 2015 - The title of this piece is "Woman on the Edge", but if I were going to sub-title it, it would be "What to do with a pict...
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Textures and Composites - 2

March 16, 2015 - Readers of this blog know I enjoy working with textures and to a degree composites. Here's another barn photo I thought...
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The Good Old Days

December 16, 2014 - Another photo from the past - July 4, 2008. Dillon Reservoir in Dillon, Colorado. Note the pine needle damage in the tre...
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Flash!

December 09, 2014 - As in "from the past". For the next few weeks, there probably won't be much new going on, since it's the Holiday season...
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Writing the Perfect Post

December 01, 2014 - Something bloggers everywhere aspire to, or should. I've seen some very sloppy writing on blogs, though I have to admit...
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The Crow

November 12, 2014 - Or is it a Raven? I can't say for sure, but these large black birds have always held an attraction for me. Even their "s...
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Paint Mine Park

November 03, 2014 - Paint Mine Park, a small (about 700 acres) park east of Colorado Springs and near Calhan, is an interesting place. Parts...
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Textures and Composites

October 29, 2014 - Those with long memories stretching back to Monday, will no doubt remember my tease for this post. I had originally inte...
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Uh...the Bench Series

October 22, 2014 - Wasn't it just Monday that I said something about there not being anymore fall foliage photos? Uh… Okay, I was wrong. Bu...
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Going, Going...

October 20, 2014 - You know the rest. Autumn is now in the fading away phase. You know the one - where the color's starting to look tired,...
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An Unlikely Photograph

October 14, 2014 - For me, that is. Don't misunderstand - I cut my teeth on Astronomy when I was young. Could name all the constellations,...
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There and Back Again, Part 2

October 06, 2014 - My second day I was on my own. Jim was preparing for a trip back east to photograph the colorful foliage of Maine and Ne...
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There and Back Again, Part 1

September 30, 2014 - Last week, as you may have noticed, Visual Notebook and Visual History were missing in action. The reason was simple - I...
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Larkspur Harvest Fest

September 15, 2014 - First off, it was cold. There was frost on the ground as I set up my booth. I wondered, what happened to summer, this ye...
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All Together Now

September 10, 2014 - Finally! Here's a shot of all four of the Aspen in Autumn tiles, shown in their native habitat. Each tile is 12"x12" and...
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The Squares Have It, Part 4

September 08, 2014 - This is the fourth and final 12x12 stone tile that I'll be offering at my next show (this Saturday, Larkspur, Colorado!)...
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The Squares Have It, Part 3

September 03, 2014 - The third image of my stone tiles. It appears I won't have these in time to post a photo of the actual tiles next Wedne...
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The Squares Have It, Part 2

September 01, 2014 - This image is the second of the four (yep, I went from three to four) images that I'm having printed on stone tiles. The...
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Saved by the Ducks

August 04, 2014 - See all the images in this gallery here: http://www.johnstrongarts.com/p759795890 Interesting title, isn't it? Makes yo...
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Great Sand Dunes

July 07, 2014 - In May I drove south to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and spent the night hoping to catch a colorful sunrise. T...
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