071818: Bones

While browsing my photo library last week I kept noticing how many images of bones I have accumulated – not so surprising for all the time I’ve spent in museums and their various storage rooms. So today’s topic is bones large and small – from a bird skull to a whale’s jaw.

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Last week’s post ended with a photoshop “gimmick” as I described it – flopping half of an image to create symmetry – and when you can sometimes get away with it. A lot has to do with the subject matter, how it is cropped, how it meshes, etc. Well, the bones seemed appropriate and that led me on a little side trip. I liked it so much that I grabbed a few fossil images (equally appropriate) and even an old image of a leaf.

I hope you enjoy this small selection of oddities!

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Thanks for the visit.

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0407: An Odd Mix

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This time last week I was hurrying to get the blog posted. It was 72 degrees out with a bright sun – easily the best day of this early Spring. The rest of the day was spent at my favorite quarry where I eventually filled the trunk of my car with fossil laden rocks.

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Fresh material to explore and photograph. Material enough, I was sure, to fill several of these posts. Most particularly today’s.

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But two days later, my plans changed when a Spring surprise arrived in the form of six inches of snow. And that pile of rocks sits waiting for me.

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So, in search of a  new topic for today, I decided to browse one of my photo libraries from a few years ago. Often, I can find many images that I had originally passed over (for whatever reason). And, with fresh eyes and a different perspective, they all becomes new material to explore.

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What you see today is this rather odd mix of images that seemed to beckon to me – no criteria other than that.

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This next set of images is from the Florence Museum of Natural History – this time the subject is bones.

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And, finally, a nice piece of news – The image above, which I had shared with you a few weeks ago, has been selected for “Far & Wide”, the 8th Annual Woodstock Regional Exhibition. Entitled “Natural History – Mushrooms,” it was taken at the Botanical Division of the aforementioned museum. Opening and reception is set for May 7 from 4-6 pm.

Thanks for the visit.