Strike a Pose

Some more pics from last summer at Turkey Run State Park in Indiana. I hollered up at +Maddie Cramer? and +Rhonda Britton? to stop for a pic and this is what I got! ?

+Halfdan Reschat? and +Kari Tedrick? hiding somewhere on the trail. :-)

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Lazy River

Revisiting photos that I never got around to editing and publishing. This was from a trip last summer to Turkey Run State Park in Indiana with +Maddie Cramer?, +Rhonda Britton?, +Kari Tedrick?, and the world travelling +Halfdan Reschat?.

#river #turkeyrunstatepark #indiana #beautyofnature

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Instagram post by Scott Cramer • Mar 4, 2017 at 12:53pm UTC
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Just after the lightning, before darkness retook the landscape

It's a fleeting moment seen more through the memory of seeing than the actual seeing; it's quite literally milliseconds etched into your conciousness somewhat like light on film, but adding emotion to the palette. I used technology, and by far nothing I would consider high end, to try and capture some images of a lightning storm several nights ago. I edited best I could what pixels were captured to come closer to the memory; low light and less than optimum conditions only gave so much to work with, though. I find it challenging, and rewarding, to pull out something more accurate to the emotion of the moment for me than the original conveys. Sharing both the edited and the original image to you at the link. The final edit has a slight #prisma filter applied that matched the coloring and evened out the grain from low light and edits; sometimes best to run with what you have as a positive instead of negative.

#lightning #LightningCamera #landscape #storm #darkness #lowlightphotography #memory #snapseed

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Lightning Over the Neighborhood Through Rainy Bedroom Window

Overly long but quite descriptive title for this image captured in the wee hours of the morning the other night after being awakened by a storm. Almost used a Doctor Who reference (fans will understand). Used #LightningCamera app for this capture. I slept through most of the storm so only got a couple chances for a shot, plus the rain on the window was making focusing a hassle. I'm still learning how best to compensate for light/exposure especially using a cell cam and app for #lightning captures. I edited (obsessively) in #Snapseed to enhance and get the right feel. Using multi pic post to also show a #blackandwhite version, a b&w stylized HDR version, and the original (very purple and with raindrops on window) version, all of which had some appeal to me for geeky photographer and editing reasons. ?

p.s. Lightning was so frequent and bright it charged the solar lights in the backyard for a few moments throughout the storm.

#beautyofnature #storm

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Tanlines

This totally reminds me of Monty Python. Lol!

Short socks, shorts, and sunshine. Took three weeks to dig the backyard pond; got some interesting tanlines in the process. ?

#blackandwhite #feet #tanlines

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Instagram post by Scott Cramer • Feb 28, 2017 at 5:55am UTC
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Catching Snowflakes

Remember being a kid and standing out in a flurry of snow with your toungue out, feeling the cold flakes touch and instantly melt in your mouth? As adults we see the snow coming down and dread things like shoveling, clearing off the car, and driving to work on slippery roads. I'm not saying those things aren't going to happen, but maybe they'd be just a little less onerous if we walked out into the storm with mouths open and toungues out to taste a bit of childhood nostalgia before adulting for the day.

Thanks as always to +Maddie Cramer?!

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Dissected

This goes along with my prior post. The images came about because I was playing while shaving. I was making an arbitrary choice to go clean shaven for a bit instead of bearded. The words came about because I was playing with the image while editing. I put my index finger in front of me covering the vertical line, closed one eye, then opened it while closing the other so my view alternated sides. In each half I saw a familiar but different stranger, each with different thoughts, and wondered about what others see and what I see in others. Most likely none of this would have been created if I had not decided to shave; to purchase markers for my daughter which were available to draw on myself; and to explore and share on social media. So many choices and outcomes.

#sundayselfie #portraitphotography #thoughts

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Selfie

We are built in layers. If you look close enough, you can see; like the striations of a 3D printed toy, or the strata in the walls of a deep gorge. Layers upon layers of choices we make, thought out or in the moment, conscious or unconscious. Turn left or right, walking into the road and the path of an oncoming car or stumbling into the arms of a stranger who becomes your lover. Perhaps the car stops and you meet your soul mate. Perhaps the lover is the most painful collision in your life. There is an entire lifetime in every choice; a new universe born, or snuffed out in an instant. The joys and pains and triumphs and regrets of moving inexorably forward through this one life. We are all, in every instant, the sum of our joys and our pains, our triumphs and our embarrassments. Over easy or scrambled; stripes or solid; engineering or social work; one more drink or had enough. Choices beget choices. We teeter on the edge of every consequence before falling into our future. Rewind a person; dissect them; but know the pieces are filtered through eyes littered with a lifetime of choices. The night sky filled with stars is a shallow blank canvas compared to the wonder of every single person; barely existing on a universal scale but so much more complex. You see blonde and brunette and grey and bald; black and white and yellow and red. Look closer. We are the beautiful battered product of infinitesimal choices.

#sundayselfie #portraitphotography #thoughts

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Instagram post by Scott Cramer • Feb 26, 2017 at 1:13pm UTC
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Flight

Made me chuckle out loud. You have to click through to read the actual comic. Worth it or I'll refund your entire admission price.

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The Gentleman’s Armchair – Ep. 93 – Flight
The Gentleman’s Armchair is a comic—that you read!

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Brothers

My sister staged this photo about 40 years ago. I think that counts as a pretty good #throwbackthursday post. I scanned and edited the original from the old photo to even out the color and bring out some details. Today, my brother +Keith Cramer? and I are partners in crime running a business; 15+ years of working together successfully. ??

#throwback #tbt #brothers #portraitphotography

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Hump Day Flowers!

Some gorgeous flowers to share on hump day. That's a thing, right? Hump day flowers? Sharing anyway! ???

Photo by +Rhonda Britton?. More here:
https://www.instagram.com/introvertcabaret/

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Instagram post by introvert cabaret • Feb 22, 2017 at 6:57am UTC
1 Likes, 2 Comments – introvert cabaret (@introvertcabaret) on Instagram: “Bouquets from Pike Place Market are gorgeous, huge, and cheap. #dahlias #bouquets #flowers…”

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Girl Behind the Fire

Daughter behind the firepit before the sun fully set. It's the teenage pose, body positioned and framed around the use of tablet or cellphone; but for once not sheltered in her room. The call of s'mores at the fire is powerful indeed.

? +Maddie Cramer?

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Daily Dose of Zen

Peaceful garden zen
With frogs and turtles and fish
A digital stream

Signal boost for +Rhonda Britton??'s new Instagram project; if you Instagram and love nature, give it a follow. Originally she was going to do Vines (loved the nature pun) until they tanked the Vines platform. Love nature walks with her; she always finds something beautiful!

https://www.instagram.com/introvertcabaret/?
Daily Dose of Zen

Peaceful garden zen
With frogs and turtles and fish
A digital stream

Signal boost for +Rhonda Britton??’s new Instagram project; if you Instagram and love nature, give it a follow. Originally she was going to do Vines (loved the nature pun) until they tanked the Vines platform. Love nature walks with her; she always finds something beautiful!

https://www.instagram.com/introvertcabaret/?

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Weekday Morning

Looking out the back patio in the morning I wonder if anyone else is looking up or just watching the clock on their stove or microwave or wall or cellphone, their overriding thought to the task of scurrying away to school or work. Is there any regard for the clouds except a passing glance to assess the need for a jacket? Any wonder if they march still for winter's army or have joined spring's rebellion? There's a patch of blue beckoning me outside to see if sky or clouds will prevail this day, but daughter is already walking to the garage with her bookbag and bills won't pay themselves so I grab my jacket and go.

#clouds #seasons #cloudscape #morning #mornings #snapseed

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Spin

If you think about it, we're all spinning wildly every second; the world spins day and night as it revolves around the sun and our galaxy swirls in the vast cosmos. Maybe, for an infinitesimal moment, in the right direction and speed, she was universally still as this photo, while the rest of creation spun around her.

Thanks to my always dizzy +Maddie Cramer?!

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Blowing Bubbles

Another one from the same day. The bubbles were so fleeting in real life; burst or carried away by the breeze. In the picture they hover as if she could study them forever. They are captured in her gaze here the same way I feel that I am looking back through years of time at my daughter; what truly was a fleeting moment.

Appreciating all the moments, +Maddie Cramer?!?

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Blowing Bubbles

I like the black and white feel with this one. The bright colors pulled the focus of the image away from the magic of just sitting outside on a summer day dripping soapy liquid from a plastic wand and blowing bubbles into the breeze.

Thanks always to model +Maddie Cramer?!?

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Throw back Thursday… Blowing Bubbles

To be honest, I don't remember if this shot was taken on a Thursday. Wait… That's not how this works?? Lol 😉

Thanks +Maddie Cramer? for keeping bubbles magical.?

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Instagram post by Scott Cramer • Feb 16, 2017 at 2:41am UTC
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Lip Syncing with Daughter

Some silliness from a couple years ago just now seeing the light of day. Lol

Will have to see if daughter at 16 is still willing to be this silly! Mebbe…… 😉

+Maddie Cramer??

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Instagram post by Scott Cramer • Feb 15, 2017 at 6:02pm UTC
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Mola Ram Valentine

For all my fellow Indy fans! ?

Artist Matt Kaufenberg
http://www.illustrationaday.com/2012/02/mola-ram-valentines-day-card.html?m=1

#valentine #valentinesday #molaram?

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