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Gertrude and Alice.

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In 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein.

 

In today’s civilized world of human rights and equality, theirs would have been a marriage like any other.

GS: A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.

ABT: There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.

So they didn’t agree on everything.  (But their connection was immediate.)

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Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Piazza San Marco, Venice, circa 1908

I chuckled when I read that Stein said she liked a view but preferred to sit with her back turned to it.  Srsly, Gertrude?

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I’m always near a window and facing out. So are most click-and-shooters like me.  I don’t own lenses, tripods, or flash meters. But I do have an iPhone at the ready.images

It’s not just a cool gimmick anymore.  It’s revolutionary. Radical, even.

Especially with the current batch of camera apps. That’s when the real fun starts.
The only limit?  Your imagination.

Waterlogue reeled me in last fall. I’ve been appy ever since.

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4) Preset Style = Vibrant Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces

Waterlogue 1.1.4 (1.1.4) Preset Style = Vibrant Format = 6" (Medium) Format Margin = Small Format Border = Sm. Rounded Drawing = #2 Pencil Drawing Weight = Medium Drawing Detail = Medium Paint = Natural Paint Lightness = Normal Paint Intensity = More Water = Tap Water Water Edges = Medium Water Bleed = Average Brush = Natural Detail Brush Focus = Everything Brush Spacing = Narrow Paper = Watercolor Paper Texture = Medium Paper Shading = Light Options Faces = Enhance Faces
I just follow the light, then change my photo into a painting, drawing, comic book art, mosaic, or psychedelic swirlies.

This quiet painting leans on my mantle.

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Say hello to Prisma, my darling du jour.  This app is transformative.  Just watch.

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George Washington said perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages. In this, the Internet age, I think app developers are alpha talents.

Wouldn’t you say, George?

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Toni 9/13/16

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EDGE

Henry Miller called Greece a joy too deep almost to be remembered.

Ah, the lure of the Aegean.

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on the edge of the Aegean

 

We live at the edge of the miraculous.

Toni 9/10/16

 

DID SOMEONE SAY #TBT?

Nobody uses it.  Everybody loves it.

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Kodachrome is the stuff of dreams. It’s a day at the beach, that glorious prom dress, a backyard BBQ, the big-number-ending-in-zero birthday, all captured and lived over and over in slide shows we never tire of watching.

Kodachrome ~ the Queen of Film ~ gave us snapshots of our lives for years. A small family-owned business in Kansas, Dwayne Steinie’s Photo, used its meagre stash of Kodak chemicals to process the last roll of film on December 30, 2010.

 

There are no more yellow boxes.

No more cans of film.

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Backyard BBQ

Just a mother lode of memories.

Thanks, Kodak. ♥

Toni 9/8/16