This is a photo of a day tour boat in Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska
I’ll guess that I’ve spent at least two or three months of my life living in a particular hotel in Virginia Beach (including finishing the Scala Cookbook there), and this photo/painting is an ode to that place.
Two years ago today I saw this sunrise when I stayed in Virginia Beach for a few weeks. No filters have been applied, that is what it looked like.
This is a very small version of a “painting” I’ve been working on. It’s from a photo I took when I was staying at the Jenny Lane Cottage(s) in Homer, Alaska. I started with the photo, and have been working on it in Gimp until I finally came up with this image, which hopefully looks a little bit like an oil painting. I’ll be including the full size “painting” in a new app that I’m working on.
While converting a photo to a painting in Gimp is usually fairly easy, it took a lot of work to make sure the bench in this photo/painting came out the way I wanted it to. Even just a few months ago I wouldn’t have been able to create this the way it is. (For that matter I couldn’t have made the mountains in the background look the way they look only two weeks ago.)
From the Washington Post, The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years, and that’s bad news.
Once upon a time I came across same killer whales (orcas) in Alaska, off the coast of Seward.
A quote from the first article: “Currently rated to 4,500m, which gives researchers in-person access to about 2/3 of the ocean floor, the most recent upgrade increased the depth rating of many of the vehicle’s systems, making it just steps away from having a depth rating of 6,500m, or approximately 98% of the seafloor.”
Mama always told me not to look into the eye’s of the Sun ... sunrise in Virginia Beach, April, 2017.
Here’s another photo of the Moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
I don’t have a camera to do it justice, but the moonrise is pretty tonight.