52 Week Challenge: week 19

WEEK 19: Portrait: Messy – Take an amazing portrait of someone, make a mess while you are doing it.

This challenge has been eating away at the back of my mind for weeks. Today we were in the front garden, picking up fallen sticks and branches and had let Eddie, our Jack Russell Terrier, out to join us. He went straight to the pile of topsoil that we have left over from building our raised beds in the Spring, dived under the tarpaulin that covers it and disappeared for about 30 minutes. The result was spectacular!

My main camera was in the house so I went to the trunk of my car to get another and found the first one had no memory card in it and the second had flat battery. My daughter quickly retrieved my cell phone and this is the resulting shot, taken in the fading late afternoon Fall light. Yes, it’s not a person, but it’s still a portrait as far as I am concerned and Eddie certainly made a mess for this shot!

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~Richard

Pastel painting and Dogs

A hot and very humid day today, with thunderstorms that set off the dogs. Why is it that they think that barking at the sky can have any effect on the noise? Then again there seems to be plenty of barking mad people around these days so maybe they’re not so different from many others…

Anyway, it was not a great day to be outside so, thanks to the wonders of modern air conditioning and our portable dehumidifier, we were able to finish some painting inside. Pastel colors which should brighten up the place and, I have since found out, represent the tricolor flag of Newfoundland and Labrador – two Canadian provinces which also happen to be breeds of dog. How’s that for a hastily put together circular ramble…?

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Pink, White and Green stirrers with the “church door key” to open the cans

~Richard

Friday Fun – Rolling Bone Magazine

Rolling Bone Magazine was an underground publication that championed the musical underdog for many years. Readership was strong throughout the 70’s and 80’s but tailed off after a scandal in the early 90’s before finally being buried by the arrival of online content.

Rolling Bone was unusual in that the issues were not dated, allowing for a sporadic output and also ensuring that copies always appeared to be current. This is a cover believed to be from late ’75 to early ’76 featuring Eddie “Howlin’ Jack” Russell shortly before his surprise first retirement from the music business at the height of his career.

Rolling Bone Magazine - ReevePhotos.com

~Richard

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