Archive for the ‘Adobe Photoshop’ Tag

The Santa Catalinas Are Covered In Smoke   1 comment

Ventana Canyon Smoke-2-72Smoke covers the Catalinas today. With the use of Photoshop and a Dehaze filter,
I created this less smokey image. — kenne

Under androgynous sky
Sun or moon
Father or mother

The camera never lies
But the photographer
Knows how to fib

— Patrick Jennings 

(The Bighorn Fire remains only 19% contained.)

Still Life Shadows   Leave a comment

Wasson Peak 01-30-12Still Life Shadows — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Look around the room
Still life shadows on the wall
Moving with the light.

— kenne

Remembering Dr. King   Leave a comment

mlk art wall ii-72Image by kenne (January 15, 2010)

“It was the spring of 1968 and I had taken a week off to join college friends in Daytona Beach, Florida. Our sunburns had not yet turned to tans and we had barely finished the first of several cases of Old Milwaukee beer (with pull tops, a recent innovation) when President Johnson shocked the nation by announcing that he would not seek another term. The Vietnam War had worn him down — and out.

And then four evenings later there was a commotion.

“They killed the nigger! The nigger’s dead!” cried a group of drunken college students as they danced and whooped in the parking lot of the motel adjacent to ours. “They killed the nigger!”

My Old Milwaukee high evaporated in a flash. We turned on the television. Dr. King had been gunned down at a Memphis motel. I wanted to hurt those students. I wanted to throw up.

We drove north the next morning. As we approached Washington, there were huge black clouds of smoke over the city. We overtook a convoy of troop carriers filled with National Guardsmen, rifles slung over their shoulders. The riots following Dr. King’s murder were well underway, and the New York Avenue corridor of tenements, flophouses, liquor stores and churches in Northwest Washington was in flames. It was hard to drive around the city in those days, but we found a detour.

The rioting spread, and the next night. I was again in newspaper reporter’s mufti and took my Daytona tan down to The Valley, a poor neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware where young blacks were skirmishing with the city police and National Guard. There were fires and intermittent gunfire from snipers atop the row houses. At one point a bullet whizzed over my head. Yes, just like in the movies.

I was still shaking when I got back to my apartment the next morning. I cried over the inhumanity of my fellow man, for my black friends and for Dr. King.”

— from “Remembering Dr. King & The Never Ending Struggle For Civil Rights” by Shaun Mullen (January 16, 2012)

Posted January 20, 2019 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Photoshop

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Cooper’s Hawk — Photo-Artistry   2 comments

Cooper's Hawk-Edit-3-Art-blogCooper’s Hawk (Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A swift predator
In Sabino Canyon skies
Visitors delight.

— kenne

The Miracle of Life   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-Edit-1-art-blogFemale Phainopepla Photo-Artistry by kenne

It is necessary to run risks.
We only properly understand
the miracle of life when we
allow the unexpected to happen.

— Paulo Coelho

 

Raven Lovebirds On Christmas Eve   2 comments

RavensRaven Lovebirds On Christmas Eve — Photo-Artistry by kenne

two ravens in a tree
on Christmas Eve
showing affection
bobbing heads in
silent communication
when with a quick nod
one flies off signaling
the other to follow —
contemplate the void
suddenly my eyes blear.

— kenne

Out On A Limb   2 comments

“Out On A Limb” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part of God.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mushroom Transportation   Leave a comment

Mushroom (1 of 1) art-Edit blogMushroom — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Mushroom Transportation

A pinch of color
in a morning 
of black and white
beginning to glow
as if a light emerging 
from the dark earth.

— kenne

 

Sonoran Desert Painting   2 comments

Saguaro iPhone (1 of 1)-Edit Painting blogSonoran Desert Painting — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Colors outside the lines
melting strokes on
a canvas of butter.

— kenne

Main Dock of the Bay   Leave a comment

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Main Dock of the Bay — Digital Art by kenne

Just resting my bones
At the main dock of the bay
Nothing’s gonna change.

— kenne

Saguaro Hole In The Sky   2 comments

Saguaro Hole In The Sky (1 of 1)-3 blogSaguaro Hole In The Sky — Computer Painting by kenne

Desert sky heats up
Flames of fire paint the sky
Just in my mind’s eye.

— kenne

Tanuri Ridge Sunrise   2 comments

MORNING WALK_20100811_0273 SUNRISE V blogTanuri Ridge Sunrise — Computer Art by kenne

Morning

Why do we bother with the rest of the day,
the swale of the afternoon,
the sudden dip into evening,

then night with his notorious perfumes,
his many-pointed stars?

This is the best—
throwing off the light covers,
feet on the cold floor,
and buzzing around the house on espresso—

maybe a splash of water on the face,
a palmful of vitamins—
but mostly buzzing around the house on espresso,

dictionary and atlas open on the rug,
the typewriter waiting for the key of the head,
a cello on the radio,

and, if necessary, the windows—
trees fifty, a hundred years old
out there,
heavy clouds on the way
and the lawn steaming like a horse
in the early morning.

— Billy Collins

Grunge’n’Art Mexican Duck   Leave a comment

Whitewater Draw (1 of 1)-17 Mexican Duck II_art blogMexican Duck — Grunge Art by kenne

Mexican duck art
Created from a photo
My grunge’n’art piece.

— kenne

 

Eastern Bluebird   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Eastern Bluebird — Computer Art by kenne

When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.

— E. O. Wilson

In My Mexican Festival Colors   Leave a comment

Desert Spiny  (1 of 1) framed blog“In My Mexican Festival Colors” — Desert Spiny Lizard by kenne

 

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