Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

2011 was a banner year for learning new methods of creative expression.  We look forward to expanding that knowledge and to the satisfaction gained from exploring new techniques.  We wish to thank our teachers and friends that have guided us on this journey.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Urban absrtacts

The holidays are great fun but aren’t they time consuming?  It was tough enough having work interfere with our creative efforts, but now that we have our letters off to Santa, the tree up and a menu planned, we can  get back to the really important stuff like our art and our blog.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We wish to thank all of you for visiting our blog and showing such an interest. During our first year of blogging we have made new acquaintances and renewed old friendships which have touched us.

May you all have a joyous Christmas, a Happy and productive New Year.  For us, 2011 was a year of learning new ways to generate artistic or technically enhanced images. We look forward to the New Year to build on those skills and we hope that you have a similar enthusiasm for your new year.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Abstracts of Fort Stevens

Fort Stevens, with all of its structures, provided extraordinary opportunities to create a variety of abstractions and unique images.

Fort Stevens

Near Astoria is Fort Stevens.  It is one of three forts establish to protect the entrance of the Columbia River.  Since the civil war, the Columbia has had significant roles in our nation’s various war efforts.  Fort Stevens was an artillery facility which means several bunkered cannon emplacements. 

Fort Stevens was the only facility in the lower 48 that was shelled by the Japanese during the war.  Fortunately, the only casualty was the softball backstop.  However, the incident created the inspiration a generation later to create the film, “1941.”

Now, the fort is a state park and a treasure of photo opportunities.  We could have spent several days here just exploring and shooting.  Here is a few of images.