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Neighborly colors

2017-256 Neighbors and relatives and friends

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<- :star: Featured artist. :star:


I hang out in a variety of places.

  • Flickr – Joined ages ago as "pearwood". Cleaned it up and added my 2020 photography.

  • PearwoodPhoto.com – Blog and photography on WordPress.

  • Instagram – Joined in 2017 as “pearwoodphoto”. General updates.

  • Goodreads – What I’ve been reading.

  • DeviantArt – Joined dA in 2005 as “pearwood”. This has been my main photography site ever since. We shall see.


I am a photographer, walker, and sometime paddler, a theologically-educated geek living in Rochester, NY. Once upon a time I was an Army helicopter jockey in Alaska.


I started with film, switched to digital, then went back to classic film cameras.


With major back surgery in August 2019 and bunion repair in January 2020 now behind me, I am gearing up for #AppalachianTrail2021 for #Birthday71.


I will always remember…

  • I will always remember that I am one finite human being, with assorted weaknesses, and that’s ok.

  • I will always remember that I will not live forever on this earth, and that’s ok, too.

  • I will always remember that Jesus loves me, and that is enough.


So what catches my eye? An eye to see beauty in the unusual or, even more, in the ordinary things of life. A portrait that reveals something unique or special of the one portrayed — or of the artist (self-portraits in particular fascinate me), or of joy, grief, and hope of life. A gaze into the eyes of the one gazing at the artist. The sheer joy of creation. A delight in the ridiculous that resides in all of us. Gracefulness of form and motion.


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  1. Tell the artist what caught your eye, something your particularly liked or didn't like.

  2. Tell the artist something you think they could have done differently or better.

  3. Suggest an alternate title; it tells the artist what you saw in the image.

  4. Interact with the artwork, continue its story.

  5. Ask the artist how or why they did something.

  6. If nothing else, even "Ooh, pretty!" or "Oh, ick!" is a lot more information than no comment at all.

Enjoy!


Life is a photo op. Take the camera.

Kelly by Olivier

Kelly by Olivier

@ov3 I do enjoy Olivier's @ov3 photography. He is a superb photographer, and he focuses on the simple beauty of his models rather than treating them as sex-object. This photo composite caught my eye when he posted it some time ago. It is still one of my favorites of his. ------------------------- Pearwood's Feature Log Steve's suggestions on how to leave a good comment... Tell the artist what caught your eye, something your particularly liked or didn't like. Tell the artist something you think they could have done differently or better. Suggest an alternate title; it tells the artist what you saw in the image. Interact with the artwork, continue its story. Ask the artist how or why they did something. If nothing else, even "Ooh, pretty!" or "Oh, ick!" is a lot more information than no comment at all. Enjoy!
I have been purchasing my own prints on deviantArt for exhibition for many years, and have been very satisfied with the timeliness and quality. The service is beginning to get unreliable. Where else do you purchase exhibit-quality prints of your own

In Heaven's Garden by David Hoffrichter

In Heaven's Garden by David Hoffrichter

@DavidHoffrichter @DavidHoffrichter and I joined dA about the same time. I've been watching him for most of those years. I have not been disappointed. Do check out his gallery. Leave comments. ------------------------- Pearwood's Feature Log Steve's suggestions on how to leave a good comment... Tell the artist what caught your eye, something your particularly liked or didn't like. Tell the artist something you think they could have done differently or better. Suggest an alternate title; it tells the artist what you saw in the image. Interact with the artwork, continue its story. Ask the artist how or why they did something. If nothing else, even "Ooh, pretty!" or "Oh, ick!" is a lot more information than no comment at all. Enjoy!

Deviousness Award

pearwood has been an outstanding member of DeviantArt since he joined back in 2005. An enthusiastic and supportive member of the photography community, pearwood has submitted over 7,000 deviations to his gallery and has consistently contributed both artwork and journals to a variety groups over the years. In addition to his artwork, pearwood helps other artists grow as well, by creating art features to bring attention to lesser-known artists and leaving constructive and supportive comments on other deviants’ artwork. His dedication to the DeviantArt community and his general positive influence make us proud to announce pearwood as the recipient of the November 2016 Deviousness Award!
Awarded Nov 2016

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your black and whites are so much more dramatic than color!

pearwoodHobbyist Photographer

Thanks, Howard. I have been known to take a good color photograph, but it takes loading up a roll of color film and shooting it all in one outing. I have to get my brain into color mode. If I am simply going places with a camera, it has to be black and white. When I think photography it is in terms of light and shadow and form.

alas, it's a forgotten art.

zemotoHobbyist Photographer

Thank you!

:)

pearwoodHobbyist Photographer

:salute:

ivoturkHobbyist Photographer

Thanks a lot for faving my work! :)

pearwoodHobbyist Photographer

:salute: