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And Sometimes, It All Goes Right Even If It Starts Out Wrong

I prefer to shoot when no one is around. I don’t want people asking me questions or getting in my way. I want to be able to get down on the ground to get a good shot if necessary. I don’ want to be tripping over people and I don’t want them tripping over me.

I wanted to get some shots of the the Christmas lights in Las Cruces, so I went downtown, and discovered half the town was there. There were vendors set up on the plaza although the only ones selling anything were the food vendors. I had to dodge children and adults. I was sure my shots weren’t much good. One, that I was going to delete, kept talking to me until I agreed to really look at it.

Downtown 3 12-20-17

Not wanting to go home without taking photographs I could play with, I started shooting with no firm idea of how I wanted to play with the shots.

12-20-17 Lens flare no flare

The original shot.

12-20-17 Lens flare no flare overlay

Playing with an overlay.

12-20-17 Lens flare

Playing with a lens flare.

Lights w:leaks 12-20-17

Overlay on a close up of what made up the lighted ornament in the first photo.

Lights w:leaks 12-20-17 kaleidoscope

Turning the above photo into a kaleidoscope.

Downtown 2 12-20-17Downtown 4 12-20-17

Some of the lighted decorations. The bear’s “skin” was the plastic stuff used to wrap items for shipping.

Pizza time 12-20-17

Wood fired pizza made to order.

Rio Grande Theater 12-20-17Downtown 6 12-20-17

City streets.

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I retired from the Public Defender Dept. November 12, 2015 after 16 health destroying years. Now, I'm a full time multi-media artist and writer on a new adventure. As an artist, I create with beads, fabric, fiber, and ceramic clay. Sometimes separately; sometimes in assorted combinations. You can find my on-line store at: www.debthumanart.com.