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E San Francisco Street In Santa Fe   Leave a comment

Photo-Artistry by kenne

The Camera Shop near the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and E San Francisco Street across from the La Fonda Hotel
was opened in 1937 by Gene Autry. The building is now part of the corner property owned by Ortega & Sons Inc.

The camera shop
The sign says closed, or is it
It’s a mystery.

Questions still remain
Where have all the pictures gone

Memories of old.

— kenne

 

 

 

Every Image Has A Story   2 comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADouble Bayou Dance Hall (October 10, 2002) — Image by kenne

I’m fascinated with photos.

When you look at a photograph, what do you see?

Is what you see reality?

Is it posed?

Many of my blog posting start with “Capturing The Moment,” which might imply: taken out of reality; taken out of context; posed.

What is really happening in the moment?

When you look at the above photo, which captured a moment, you don’t get the narrative. You don’t know how the image fits into the world, but if you begin to ask questions related to who, what, where, when and how you can create a narrative — a photo story that effectively places you into the image. Still, when many people look at a photo, they tend to be matter-of-fact about matters of fact.

Because I took the above photo, I know more facts of the narrative. Because I composed this photo, the moment is out of context, in a sense I posed the photo, which is why I believe all photos are posed.

Still, this photo provides the viewer a lot of information from which to create a story that will allow the image to fit into the viewer’s world. It’s a narrative we create using our values, experience and perception, which allows a photo to become attractive to the viewer. The viewer can be connected and not connected — looking at the past as if he/she is there.

Photos offer a powerful look into history, so ask questions.

kenne

Life Forms   2 comments

Doves, Lightening, Hiking

“Life Forms” — Image by kenne

I hear the gentle overnight rain 
falling on the skylight, feeling
it 
as if falling on my face.

Thoughts turn to my sacred place
where I search for new ideas, bringing
me closer to dream realization.

Life forms the images for my thoughts
each a magic moment, providing
a window into my inner soul

where I continue to seek answers
to my ultimate purpose, accepting
I may not be who I think I am.

— kenne

Holy Land   4 comments

Christmas 2012Holy Land (Near Oatman, Arizona)– Computer Art by kenne

Exaggerating
yet keeping a
sense of proportion
by grasping the eye
hidden in life’s
unanswered questions
left in empty words.

— kenne

When Does Art Become Vandalism?   7 comments


Romero Pools
Image by kenne

We read of art being vandalized, but what is it when we vandalize nature’s art in the name of art? I saw this alone the Romero Pools trail Friday. At first I thought it was “cute,” and why not,it’s a smiling face. But, the more I thought about it the more I began to think; How sad.

What do you think?

Posted February 17, 2013 by kenneturner in Information

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Look Around, Art Is Where You Find It   3 comments

MMM 02-04-13Image by kenne

seeds jettisoned

dizzily dancing

riding the wind

capsules abandoned

doors remain open

attraction lost

to the ages

now it’s time

to turn the page

you know it ain’t easy

to see another view

but, these feelings

won’t go away

echoing off all tomorrows

echoing . . .

echoing . . .

kenne

Social Media Can Help Your Organiization, Group, Club   Leave a comment

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Medusa, by Caravaggio

To Twitt or Not Twitt, That is The Question

Everyday I ask people to become “friends,” “follow-me,” etc, resulting in, “Why?”

One of the groups I belong to is a book club, The Society of The 5th Cave, and now we are Twittering — well, some of us are. Since we are mostly older generation guys, it’s not easy to Twitt just because one of us puts 5thCave on Twitter.

Today I received another one of those “Why?” questions. What following is my response:

Good question. Here are some reasons why you need Twitter:

1.    Easily link with people sharing common interests i.e., reading, book clubs, etc.
2.    Quickly share club information and history.
3.    Have interactive dialog on books selections.
4.    Others can follow the 5thCave and learn about our reading list and reviews.
5.    The social media group provides an element of trust because of our knowledge of one another.
6.    Provide avenues for choosing to link (follow) other like minded people.
7.    The are many other reasons for using Twitter, i.e.:
•    Identify potential clients, news sources, leads, etc
•    Find a job
•    Build brand awareness
•    Make money
•    To get news and information
•    Drive viewers to blog or website

. . .but may not apply to 5thCave.

To be a part of the Twitter 5thCave, one needs to register on Twitter.com and start following 5thCave.

Twitter is just one of many social media sites that allow people to network, which is fundamental to being human, but make use of technology to network.

The real negative of Twitter is you will need to check your site, which will contain postings on 5thCave if you are following 5thCave. What shows up on your site are the posting of those you are following — so the choices are all yours.

Hope this is helpful.

I would like to hear your comments on why you use social media.

kenne

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