27 Nov

Knot pheeling mice elf two dae

By Silver Blue

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(C) 2014 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

Silver Blue, who remembers when Brian Elf and John Elf were given to us as gifts. While they capture the spirit of the season, I’m just knot pheeling mice elf two dae. (Hat tip to Sly Stone.)

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26 Nov

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

By Silver Blue

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(C) 2016 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

Silver Blue, who remembers making these in grade school. My mom was homeroom mother who crocheted all the “hangers”. We were given two small pieces of fabric and cotton balls, half of a walnut shell and half a wooden bead with a face painted on it. The fabric was wrapped around the cotton to make the pillow and the main body in the bassinet.  Egads. That was 40 years ago.

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25 Nov

Returning to looking to live through the Eyes of Silver Blue

By Silver Blue

Gentle readers, I’ve often said… Experience the world through the Eyes of Silver Blue…Come See Life! Now, it’s time. It’s time for me to pick back up the mantle of The Wannabe Gourmet ( http://www.thewannabegourmet.com ) and to revitalize my Eyes of Silver Blue blogs. While my Ramblings blog will remain permanently closed, I think it to be beneficial for me to share my life through food and photography.

Music continues to be a large part of my life and existence… so… I’ll also be bringing back Life is a Song… ( http://www.music.thesilverblue.com/ ) as well.

Happy Holidays to those who may remember me… or who may be wanting to take a glimpse of life…. Through The Eyes of Silver Blue.

– Jonathan Everyday, Silver Blue, F. John Barker III.

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25 Nov

Holiday memories, 2016 Style

By Silver Blue

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(C) 2016 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography. Home for the Holidays.

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01 Feb

Holiday flashback.

By Silver Blue

No snow during the holidays, but enough post. Still, I think the way the house was done up for the season would have made for a beautiful shot, if snow covered.

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

It even sort of looks like snow might have been on the ground.

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

Silver Blue, who was once told “never lose the joy you get from snowfall; it’s like Christmas through the eyes of a child.” Somehow, no matter how jaded I get, that joy never leaves me.

 

 

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31 Jan

Our Love Will Keep Us Warm

By Silver Blue

(C) 2014 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

(C) 2014 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

Be it wind, be it rain, be it snow… we’ve got our love to keep us warm.

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26 Sep

Summer’s End

By Silver Blue

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III

Remembering good times with good friends as the world continues its journey around the sun, and summer turns to autumn.

Silver Blue, who feels the seasons are changing too quickly.

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27 Jun

One More Ride On the Merry-Go-Round.

By Silver Blue

carousel

The former carousel from Buckroe Beach Amusement Park, Hampton, VA. Restored and now housed in downtown Hampton, VA, just outside the Virginia Air and Space Museum. One of only a handful of remaining with hand carved wooden carousel horses and chariots.

For slightly more information, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckroe_Beach,_Hampton,_Virginia

Silver Blue, who remembers when the carousel WAS at Buckroe Beach….

 

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24 Jun

The difference a year makes.

By Silver Blue

The Super Moon, shot May 6, 2012.

Shot May 6, 2012.

Shot May 6, 2012.

I was learning how to do nighttime photography, and there were several hours of post production done in order to bring out the craters on the moon from the slightly blurry photo taken with a 1300mm manual focus lens.

Shot June 23, 2013.

Shot June 23, 2013.

This photo had 3 minutes of post processing performed on it — because it was shot in RAW format, and needed to be converted to JPG format. This photo was taken with the same camera (Canon Rebel T3i) and the same 1300mm manual focus lens.

The 2012 photo also had the moon “moved” to center it in the frame, whereas the 2013 photo did not have the moon moved.

I find it interesting that the time of the camera shot (2012, 10:13pm EST; 2013, 10:43pm EST) as well as the fact that the “Super Moon” appeared 1 month, 17 days later shows the rotation of the impact craters on the moon.

Silver Blue, who agrees…one small step for man…

 

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25 Apr

Treehenge

By Silver Blue

Not all “henges” are made of stone.

treehenge_HDRFrom the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

Silver Blue, who loves seeing things repurposed!

 

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