Back home from the Junior States now.  It was a good weekend, I enjoyed the company, and today I was riding around on the back of the motorbike today.  Having someone along makes it nice, also good to have someone to talk to.  Bruce is great on the motorbike and I feel so confident riding on the back.

As we were riding I noticed some trees, and I asked him to stop.  I took 3 quick shots, for a HDR.  Then he rode up a little more, and said, “I think this is better”.  He was right, here is that image.

Of course, it is edited a lot.  I desaturated it, I found the blue sky and the bright green grass in the foreground a little distracting.  I will post the original in a minute.

I did process this much the same way, but I added one layer that I…

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:d `land of two rivers ~

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Anselm Kiefer * [+]
Zweistromland / Land of Two Rivers
installation, mixed media, 1985-1989

[…] Throughout his career Kiefer was a maker of books, one-of-a-kind works like medieval manuscripts. His most monumental expression of this interest is “The High Priestess/Zweistromland/Land of Two Rivers”.


This sculpture consists of two bookcases (labeled after the rivers Tigris and Euphrates) containing about two hundred lead books, all on a superhuman scale. Some of the books were blank; others contained such things as obscure photographs of clouds or dried peas. It was a many layered work dealing with the artifacts of knowledge. […] *

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