As with my last blog I am posting an original photograph and five different versions that I hope you will enjoy!  Keep those comments coming too :~ )  I treasure your opinions and critiques and actually love talking with each and every one of you!  So say "Hello" anytime :~ ) 

May this day be finding you well within the embrace of good tidings, joy and smiles all around!  Welcome to my "Pinkly Lit" version set :~ )

Benjamin

p.s.  HAPPY HUMP DAY
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The Original Portrait :~ )
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"Pretty Pink Buttons"
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"Softly Seen"
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"Painted Gold"
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"Just for Fun"

May you have enjoyed these versions as much as I and may the final, strike you the same in time :~ )

"For You"

~Dedicated to my Grandma Elenore... and all others whom have past into the beyond and in our hearts have left a great beauty and light, within their smile remembered inside~
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"For You"
 
 
Welcome back folks and thank you for visiting.  Today we are going on a little visual trip and I hope you will like the ride.

Over the past few weeks we have been so busy; with school starting, car needing tires, our washing machine blowing a belt, leaves falling from the trees and etc, etc, etc... (I am sure you can relate), I have really been missing just sitting at the computer and letting my creativity run wild....

...and so that little trip I mentioned is actually just a tour of one photograph.  From the original picture (unedited) through five different edited versions of that same picture.  With all hopes at least one of them will make your liking but I am also looking for a little constructive feedback on these, so please don't hesititate to leave a comment below or just say what ya feel.  I thank you either way :~ )

...and so without any further delay, I give you my "Softly Lit" version set, for your enjoyment!

Sincerely,
Benjamin

p.s. HAPPY TUESDAY :~ )

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Unedited Original
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Just a little edge burn :~ )
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Making it pop :~ )
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Playing with black and white :~ )
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Believe it or not, this is the same picture :~ )
Now I know I took a little bit of a jump there but if you will hang in there, I am hoping the final piece will bring you back home safe :~ ) 

"Life and Light"

Dedicated to my wife Susanna (who loves fairies and butterflies) for our second year anniversary.  September 16th,  2011
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Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of my happy days  blog.  I hope you all didn't mind my little "vacation" but I have been so busy as of late and it has been so hard to get back into doing what I love most; sitting in front of my computer, turning on my ipod, uploading some pictures and turning them into something that I think will make you feel just a little bit better to smile...or whatever my eye and mind might see;~ )

I have good news too... 

...we have been blessed with a wonderful oppurtunity, as "Diane's Frame Shoppe" here in Rhinelander, WI has welcomed me into their store to showcase and sell ten of my pieces.  I am so honored to have my work in such a beautiful place with other talented and quite brilliant artists.  As well with this, we have teamed with "White House Custom Colour" to offer some great new options in printing for my portraits, to be uploaded on the site soon.  AND coming just as soon will be my brother Aries' page with his custom, one-of-a-kind folk-art wood pieces.  We all hope you will keep coming back and checking in with us as we expand and expound with new, beautiful things just for you but enough of my bantering and onto some pictures :~ )

The following four pictures were taken with my cousin Jamie on my recent visist with her and her family in Cascade, WI.  Jamie, as you may recall, is the owner/artist of JMS Custom Designs and as much as I wanted to post all 475 pictures I took with her that day, there just isn't enough time in the day.  I hope you will enjoy these four examples of the beauty we found that day and if you get a chance please visit with her as well at
www.jmscustomdesignz.com

Happy Thursday everyone and I'll see you again soon :~ )

 
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"Faraway Barn"
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"Upward and Onward"
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"Beautiful Beyond"
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The Masts Are In"
 

    Blog by Benjamin

    A decorated, retired, disabled U.S. Army Military Police Veteran, poet, photographer, artist, husband and father.

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