'What's new?' - July 2017



Another page in the 'symmetry' section

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'What's new?' - End of the year, 2016

Sad to say, but i have ended doing any darkroom printing.
Five years ago, i acquired this awful problem called sciatica,
where the bones at the bottom of the spine
squeeze the sciatic nerves leading down into the legs.
Here's the X-ray of my sorry spine, the pinched part hi-lighted:



I can't bend over the trays or easel without the risk of
setting off an experience that is mindnumbingly painful
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And then some.
Been there, done that, don't want to do it again. EVER!

So here is my last gasp, done during
what i thought might be 4 or 5 days of great fun
ended after only a few hours, in significant pain.

It's a bit prophetic isn't it?
Time to move on up to the uncertain distance, such as it might be.
'Change' (that you can't control) will always be a part of life.
Get used to it, in fact, do your best to embrace it.
You'll be glad you did.
What doesn't kill you will make you stronger.

For the last few years, I've been using photoshop to do
what i call 'di
gital sketches', planning for darkroom prints.

Now i can focus everything i know on new digital montage.
Nothing hi-res/ansel adams quality -
i am just interested in what the image says. If
someone shows up who wants a high quality 16x20 print,
i have access to some great scanners, i can do that.
But for the time being, it's all just small fun, for this website
and my various blogs.
And it has so far been liberating, i have opened another pandora's box
(darkroom montage was the first).

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'What's new?' - May 2016

I am continuing to self publish books of my work.
Here are two others, slowly making their way thru
the maze of Amazon book selling.

Click here to check 'em out.

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'What's new?' - March 2016

After much rumination I have put together a page
that attempts to consolidate my efforts during 2015.



It was a year of rambling thoughts and images.
But a year well spent i think.

I definitely needed to take a break from the routine, kick back,
'let it all hang out' as the saying goes.


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'What's new?' - Dec. 21, 2015

Published a revised redesigned version of ''Beach Trip" retitled:
"California Beach Trip"
The Amazon link is here:

www.amazon.com/dp/1364579138

If you'd like to see all the pages before you reach for that credit card:

http://bobbennettphoto.net/BT_BW_Bk/index.html

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Added another small gallery, the images are really sweet:

Check it out, you'll be glad you did.
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Yep, I *done gone crazy* and started another blog.

West Coast Photomontage
http://westcoastphotomontage.blogspot.com/



Whereas the 'Beach Blog' delves into the techniques of photomontage,
this one is about what the images might possibly mean.
A new image every few weeks and a few words about it,
kinda philosophical, metaphysical, pondering.

To quote a great songwriter, Warren Zevon:
"We contemplate eternity under the
vast indifference of heaven"

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If you are into handcoloring, check this blog out:

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Not so new

Darkroom 2014

Stop in, have a seat, check it out.

A new digital darkroom gallery:

Symmetry!
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As always, check out my various blogs,
I try to keep them interesting on a monthly update basis.

http://californiasilverwizard.blogspot.com/

http://californiasilverwizard-westernskies.blogspot.com/

http://roadtripsamericanwest.wordpress.com/

Darkroom 2013

And there's a big batch of recently (December 2013)
handcolored prints:


Awseome, if I don't say so myself.


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