Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Abandoned - #38

When I saw  this desolate and abandoned bus, I knew there had to be ghostly figures boarding it on their journey to the end of the line.      

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ancient - #9

This challenge led me to Egypt, the land of pharoahs and pyramids, the beautiful Nefertiti, and the ancient secrets of the River Nile.   The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world.   Until the advent of modern skyscrapers, it was the tallest structure in the world.   To date, its many passages have yielded no mummies or treasure, and the passages led to empty chambers.  It is believed that either ancient tomb raiders have plundered all the treasure, or that the mummy of the Pharoah Khufu is still cleverly hidden within or beneath the Great Pyramid. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

White - #36

This was an interesting challenge.   The image is from the NYPL (1880's) slightly altered, and elements are from Catherine Designs.   Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No Way Out - #59

Before I retired, I had a high-pressure sort of job, and I sometimes felt as if there was no way out.   I used to say I needed a private Primal Scream Room.   This is my interpretation of it.   Ah, glorious retirement!  No more need for the Primal Scream Room!

Monday, March 21, 2011

In the Storm - #96

I am a child of the prairie.  I love nothing better than watching a storm build in the distance,  the clouds roiling and blustering their way closer until I can hear the distant patter of rain on the corn fields, building to a crescendo as the first fat drops splat into the dust of the barnyard, thunder booming and lightning streaking across the prairie sky.   There is a fragrance to summer rainstorms on the prairie I long to sense once more.   Rain in the city is an entirely different experience, special in its own way, but a prairie rainstorm is unsurpassed. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sorrow - #28

This cemetery statue is the epitome of abject sorrow to me.   I've subjected it to several filters and tints.   I am sorry I no longer have the origin of the border.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dark - #4

The sights and sounds of the city at night are many and varied.  Neon signs, twinkling lights, people at windows,  the sounds of music echoing from the pubs,  all accompanied by the spirits of the past.    All images from net surfing. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Umbrella - #30

The umbrella girl image is from E-vint, and the background is by Pepeetje.   Emboss filter was used.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Innocence - #8

There's nothing like the innocence of a child.  If only we all could hold on to a bit of that wonder.   This little guy is an E-vint image, colorized and filtered.   The William Blake quote seemed to fit.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Journey - #35

Face from a magazine, the rest googled.

Waiting -#55

Credits:  Elements from D.Franz, J Bolton, L Davison of Scrapbook Graphics.  Image an E-vint freebie.