Monthly Archives: November 2013

Greengo’s Caribbean Cantina

One of the things Liz and I love about our travels is the opportunity to visit new places and try new things. Although the phrase “new things” can encompass a lot, quite often it means gastronomical culinary delights.  Recently we were in St Thomas, USVI, and after a morning of sightseeing and an hour or so walking from one local business to another, we decided to find look for a local watering hole/eatery. Turning down Hibiscus Alley and heading toward the waterfront we discovered Greengo’s Caribbean Cantina. We “discovered” Greengo’s just like Columbus “discovered” the New World, there were already people there! But that’s another story.

This is a very quaint restaurant with indoor seating and small outside seating as well. The establishment was clean and the help was superb. The atmosphere and decor were very rustic and authentic. Food was delicious and the drinks were tasty. Prices were reasonable.  Painted on the walls were some designs that I found interesting. Of course I had my camera with me and you can see these paintings below.

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Posted in photography

Kaleidoscopes

Do you remember playing with a kaleidoscope as a kid? You know, that cylinder with mirrors and loose colored objects like beads or pebbles or bits of glass. You would turn the cylinder and watch with amazement as wonderous shapes took form and then changed before your eyes.

Most kaleidoscopes are mass-produced from inexpensive materials, and intended as children’s toys. At the other extreme are handmade pieces that display fine craftsmanship. Craft galleries often carry a few kaleidoscopes, while other enterprises specialize in them, carrying dozens of different types from different artists and craftspeople. Most handmade kaleidoscopes are now made in Russia and Italy, following a long tradition of glass craftmanship in those countries.

I like to create my own kaleidoscope images – images that look like what you might see when looking into a kaleidoscope. Below are some I created today. Let me know if you enjoy them!

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Posted in abstract, art and entertainment, Digital Art, Fun Stuff, kaleidoscope

Photoshop Photography Program

For a limited time, you can join a special Creative Cloud plan designed exclusively for Photoshop customers focused on photography. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And it’s just US $9.99/month when you sign up for a one-year plan, but you need to join by December 31, 2013. To qualify, you must own Photoshop CS3 or later (Standard or Extended version).

This offer includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available; 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration; and Behance ProSite for your own fully customizable professional portfolio. Bridge CC is available for download and use as part of your Creative Cloud membership. That means you get all the benefits of a Creative Cloud single-app membership for Photoshop CC, but with Lightroom 5 included as well, for a terrific monthly price. This offer is available to customers who own a previous commercial version of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended, version CS3 or later (CS3.x, CS4, CS5.x, or CS6). Suites and volume licenses do not qualify. Requires an annual commitment with monthly billing. Available for purchase through December 31, 2013 from Adobe.com only.

Program purchasing link is here: https://creative.adobe.com/join/offer/photoshop+lightroom

Posted in art and entertainment, photography