Posted in Art & Photography

The Way of the Leaf 74

I am indebted to trees.

Not simply because they supply the air I breathe, but because they literally give their lives that I may create crafts of beauty and grace.

I originally started this photo series as a way to notice the intimate details of life, the small things as it were. It has been almost exactly a year since the last posting. Yet, whether I post or not, the practice has definitely changed the way I see the world.

“The trees of the fields shall clap their hands…”

And their bright leaves fall.

Posted in Art & Photography

New Changes at KMLS PhotoShop!

KMLS Photoshop is what I call my dabblings in photography and photo art.

This past year I have been working on several changes with regards to my photography.

First, as part of my decision to end my relationship with Amazon, I migrated my photos from Amazon back to my Flickr account which took a LONG time. Currently, I am organizing my Flickr collection so stay tuned as more photos become publicly available.

My Flickr Collection

Secondly, I have begun contributing photos to Foap for greater visibility and to make my photos available for purchase.

My Foap Portfolio

Thirdly, I now also have a gallery on ImageKind. Here you can not only purchase my photos, but buy them as canvas or framed prints in a variety of lovely designs!

My ImageKind Gallery

Feel free to visit any of the links above. You can also find my images throughout the web under my pen name – jlseagull.

Any comments and suggestions are most appreciated.

Posted in Finding Frost's Road: Encounters with the Culture

Report #4 from The Washington Auto Show: The Automobile As Canvas

(The following is a reprint of an article I posted in 2008 which features photos and commentary from a visit to the Washington Auto Show. I will repost these reports over the next successive Saturdays as a KMLS PhotoShop feature).

Previous Reports:

Report #1

Report #2

Report #3

Report #4

The automobile has always been a place for the human to express his/herself, from bumper stickers to air brush masterpieces. The 2008 Washington Auto Show has some pretty amazing representations of customization and car art. The following are some of the examples:

Car Custom Front by KMLS
Car Custom Side by KMLS

Pretty impressive art, huh? Such work speaks for itself. I as the photographer am only the documenter. Here is a roadster that was next door to the funny car:

Face Custom Car by KMLS

And those flames, who can stay away from flames, and on a Fairlane no less.

Fairlane Flames by KMLS

I’ll leave you with a very interesting car called “Hip Hop.” This baby was decked out with beautiful art on the outside and included an amazing sound system on the inside complete with a DJ system so you can make your own grooves and have your own party wherever you go.

Hip Hop by KMLS

Tomorrow will be my final reflection. See you then!

Posted in Art & Photography

Barbados Photos! (A Special KMLS Photoshop Edition)

This is my first time visiting this lovely island.

A brief squall.

I’ll probably try some surfing later on this week.

All for now. I’ll leave you with some sunshine.

Posted in Finding Frost's Road: Encounters with the Culture

Report #3 from The Washington Auto Show: The Past Is Beautiful

(The following is a reprint of an article I posted in 2008 which features photos and commentary from a visit to the Washington Auto Show. I will repost these reports over the next successive Saturdays as a KMLS PhotoShop feature).

Previous Reports:

Report #1

Report #2

Report #3

The theme of this year’s auto show is “Engineered for the Future.” Visitors are invited to see a piece of the future of automobiles. My first report took a look at this theme with an emphasis on new 2008 models and vehicles featuring green technology. But no auto show is complete without those beauties from the past. In this report I will feature “oldies, but goodies,” cars from history that still have the power to turn heads.

Since we’re talking about history, here’s some tidbits about the show: As far as I can tell this is the 66th year of the Auto Show. For 62 of those years it was held around Christmas and New Years to take advantage of visitors. But to make it a more world class show for everyone, especially residents of this fair city, Washington Convention and Tourism Corp (WCTC) and the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), the primary sponsors of the show, decided to shift it to a later date.

Now for some shots of history:

Corvette by KMLS
Oldies by KMLS
Nissan Racer by KMLS

Below is the lowly, reliable Fiat, movie star of the ages and workhorse for eons, framed by a muscle car.

Fiat Juxtaposition by KMLS

And we’ll end with those sports cars that have had us salivating for years-Ferrari and Porsche.

Ferrari by KMLS
Porsche by KMLS

My next report will feature art on wheels. Stay tuned!

Posted in Finding Frost's Road: Encounters with the Culture

Report #2 From The Washington Auto Show: On The Inside And Fun With Filters

(The following is a reprint of an article I posted in 2008 which features photos and commentary from a visit to the Washington Auto Show. I will repost these reports over the next successive Saturdays as a KMLS PhotoShop feature).

Previous Reports:

Report #1

Cars Through Glass by KMLS

I never realized this before but one of the cool things about an auto show is that I get to sit inside cars that I will probably never see again, let alone afford to drive. I can do this at a dealership I know but it’s nice not to have somebody pressuring you to buy. I checked out a couple and I must say I was more impressed with the comfort of a “cheaper” American-made sports car than a Jaguar. Here are some pics:

Funky Pink Inside by KMLS
Car Interior PC Filter by KMLS

This report features photos with filters and manipulation through Adobe Photoshop. Automobile pictures lend themselves to very cool results due to light refraction and the intersecting lines and curves. Comment with your questions about specific filters used. Here are several more:

Car Collage 1 by KMLS
Car Front Neon by KMLS

Stay tuned tomorrow for my historical piece. This is your Slow Mover Reporter signing off.

Posted in Art & Photography

Urban Black and White – Photo Series

Photos from recent jaunts around the city…

More photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/14396191@N03/