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Tale Of Two Nests
A Tale of Two Nests
Some snapshots of new life, taken as an exercise to reclaim some fun and renew some creativity.
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Art is, to me, the most subjective thing in the world. I've always felt that true art was something created strictly to satisfy, fulfill, and please the person who created it. If anybody else liked it, or even wanted to buy it, that would be great, but that wasn't the reason it was created.

That, I guess, is as good a definition as I can give you of this "Gallery." The Civil War Series, the Java Graphic Interface, A Desert Junkyard, Bryce Worlds....these are things I did to please myself. In other words, if you don't like it, don't look at it....

The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.        
The Civil War has fascinated me since I was quite young, and I've always been a "student" of it. Over a period of nine years, I photographed several re-enactments and encampments, usually from the sidelines.

But once, I was lucky enough to actually don a uniform, and get in the lines along with 4,000 others who were re-enacting the Battle of Atlanta. The resulting series of images were my initial inspiration to create an online gallery.

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Self Portrait They are presented on three pages, to be viewed in sequence:
[1] The Civil War Series: Preparations (7 images)
[2] The Civil War Series: Cavalry & Artillery (8 images)
[3] The Civil War Series: The Battle (12 images)
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        You're never too old to make refrigerator art..
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The Java Graphic Interface is a perfect example of something I created solely to please myself. After viewing it, I think you'll agree, there could be no other reason for its existence. Please note, it's a beta, created by beta software that no longer exists. This means it has bugs that can't be fixed. It must be art.... Java Graphic Interface
  "An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why." -- William Faulkner
Winston Warhol Andy Warhol was once inspired by a Campbell's Soup can. This is my justification for making a web page interface based on the design of Winston cigarettes. Rationalization is a great human trait.... *
 
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"Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices." -- Oscar Wilde  
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Sometimes you just open your shutter, and Mother Nature makes art. Such was the case on July 19, 1998, when a hellacious lighting storm passed through the Atlanta area. Since the storm was miles away and there was no rain, I stepped out onto my balcony and got these six shots. Atlanta Lightning Storm
      "The painter constructs, the photographer discloses." -- Susan Sontag
A Desert Junkyard As mentioned elsewhere, photographers can be difficult to travel with, so it is good we often travel in pairs. On a business trip to Southern Arizona with fellow photographer Charlie McCullers, we managed to carve a Saturday morning out of the schedule so we could shoot for ourselves. So did we take in the beautiful scenery like normal human beings? No, we spent two hours in A Desert Junkyard (12 images). *
 
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If you don't like it........don't look at it.
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Fuji's Feline TourTake Fuji's Feline Tour, my original web site, born April 14, 1996 about two months after I got my first computer. This crude example of web design appears as if it might have been painted on some prehistoric cave wall. It has mostly been left in its original primitive form for sentimental reasons, and to keep me humble. Mix one photo of the Statue of Liberty replica in Birmingham, Alabama (featuring a real flame), with equal parts of public documents like the Declaration of Independence, and you've got an instant Lady Liberty.
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The title may be a bit pretentious, as this is not Serious Work, it's just me goofin' with big boys toys. I'm a firm believer in the concept of learning through playing, and in that process, I've made these Digital Inventions over the years. Digital Inventions
     Art is whatever you can get away with....   
Bryce Worlds Bryce 2.0 called itself a "Natural 3D Design Tool....that creates photorealistic and abstract 3D scenes." Some of us used to call it God 3.0, due to the fact you can truly create your own worlds. It has since gone through a couple of new versions, which I've unfortunately not had the time to learn. It is a very deep program with an interface so unique it is almost contrarian. These are my first Bryce Worlds (7 images) and some experiments with creating 3D web graphics in Bryce. *
 
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