And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.
“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” Philip Dick
“In this world of basic stereotyping, give a guy a big nose and some weird hair and he is capable of anything.” Frank Zappa
“I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.” Gustav Mahler
“If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need.” B. D. Schiers
“We’re as ephemeral as raindrops. We all fall, and we all land somewhere.” Robert Charles Wilson
“Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force, and all will be given over to the dark side.” Alan Dean Foster
I wanted to get my four dollars worth out of the roses I bought Wednesday so I set them up near a sunny window. I used spot metering and a wide aperture but had not planned to convert to black and white.
I did plan on adding an effect in ON1 Effects and for some reason chose one called Ansel In The Valley. Ansel Adams is famous for saying you don’t take a photograph, you make it. So this one’s for you Debra.
Note: Aldi has very good quality flowers for next to nothing, but you have to bring your own bag and shopping carts cost a quarter. The upside is that the one in Lancaster has horses in the back ready to pose for pictures.
“What is perfect? From the Zen mind, perfection is not being there.” Frederick Lenz
“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself.” Basho