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deck shadowsI observed these shadows on my deck today and recorded them.
John Foster Dyess  12-20-17

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Before the internet most illustrators  collected reference images ,usually cut from magazines, which were put in categories. I have five five drawer file cabinets of reference folders of many things. I started this reference collection in the 1960’s. I’m beginning to throw these cut out images away. I decided to share some of these images on my blog. This page contains magazine advertisements from the 1960’s.

Magnavox portables

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This add was for a company that made insulation for mobile homes.

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DCF 1.0

This is the photograph that began my search for interesting and unusual reflections and refractions of light. I captured this reflection with my first digital camera over ten years ago. The only enhancement of this photo, in the software Photoshop, was to increase the contrast.This was a reflection of light bouncing off the brass doors of our fireplace, that appeared on our living room floor. For me, the important thing about taking this photo is that I “saw” this image and recorded it. I’ve shown this image several times on my blog “Journal of Seeing”.I have previously named this photo “Crown of Thorns” and now I think a better title is “Crown of Light”. 

Afternoon light

As I age I see beauty in simple scenes ,like this scene of afternoon light on my living room wall.

DCF 1.0

I began the Journal of Seeing blog on October 19,2010 with a photograph of my older brother Ronald and I sitting outside on the steps of our house. I was about five years old. I have decided to repost some of the images I have posted during the last seven years. They are photographs I have taken and art I have created. This photo was taken about 2004 with my first digital camera, a Minolta Damage 5414. The morning sun was casting shadows of a vase , bottle and drink glass. The reflection-refraction of the sun passing through the glass caught my eye. The title I gave to this image is “Morning Sun”.

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I began the Journal of Seeing blog on October 19,2010 with a photograph of my older brother Ronald and I  sitting outside on the steps of our house. I was about five years old. I have decided to repost some of the images I have posted during the last seven years. They are photographs I have taken and art I have created. This first image is a photograph that I took of a lamp’s shade and shadow in my living room. I enhanced the image in photoshop. using the unsharp filter. The title I gave to this image is “triangles and rectangles”

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“vegetable salad” photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“vegetable salad 2” photograph by John Foster Dyess

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“vegetable salad” 3 photograph by John Foster Dyess

These are three photographs of a still life of vegetables, placed in a cardboard box with a light shining through a hole cut in one side of the box. These photographs are from my series titled “In a Box”

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“Tin Snips” photograph by John Foster Dyess

In 2006 I took photographs of objects, I found around my house, set up inside a cardboard box . This photo combines a tin snip and a can of ginger-ale that I cut with the tin snips.

studio angles photo by John Dyess

studio angles photo by John Dyess

Grandchildren on stairs 2012

Grandchildren on stairs 2012

Here are photos of Carolyn and my Grandchildren. It has been a tradition to pose the grandchildren on stairs at our family Christmas gathering.
From the top, Delanie holding Dominic,Sophia,Claire,Mason,Brady,Devon and Ryan.Here is a previous post from Christmas past.