Greetings Y’all 😎. The good side of staying home and not working right now is that I get to really chill and do some creativity. Since I was playing and practicing with some new software (app on iPad Pro actually), I figured I’d put together a slideshow video of some of my black & white photos I’ve created the last several years.
It’d been too long since I dabbled in any way with video production. So I thought I’d put together a short video Of some of my wildlife photographs to help hone my skill sets 😎. Enjoy. Peace, Y’all ✌️- Mike T.
Quite bluntly, I was playing with a program / app on my iPad Pro just trying to be somewhat creative. I ended up with this. I captured this while hiking one of the many nature trails within the Florida State Parks. Darned if I can remember which park. But I guess it doesn’t really matter as I was simply photographing interesting or attractive stuff. Picture yourself out walking one of these trails with the birds chirping, a little breeze blowing in your face, little wildlife creatures scurrying nearby and a 12 foot wild alligator about to attack. WAIT – scratch that last one 😂😂😂.
By request and suggestion, I’ve added another offering for the poppy stickers I have available. These poppies are dye cut (individual stickers versus a collection of stickers on sheets). To refresh, the poppy is symbolic and displayed on Memorial Day as well as Poppy Friday (the Friday immediately preceding Memorial Day) to honor those who’ve given their supreme sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Military. FYI – the poppy has also come to be displayed on Veterans Day as well but has the history and heritage more so connected to Memorial Day. Please click HEREto navigate to my stickers page. More details Once you get there …
I managed to capture this shot (on purpose btw 😜) on a day I travelled to southern Florida to Sanibel Island Lighthouse. This fella was dive bombing all afternoon for food just beneath the ocean waters. This shot also outdid any of the shots I grabbed of the lighthouse that day 😂.
Today’s ‘Pic Of Peace’ is from my online galleries – specifically, from one of my “Florida Backroads” galleries. I was testing out a new lens on this day a few years back. I saw this lone pine cone with what would become a nice blurred background. I shot this at Lake Louisa State Park in Central Florida. Enjoy and relax
So you may have noticed me using this American flag logo recently. Let me explain where it emanates from – I’ll jump right in. I started a new web site at the end of 2019. I was in the midst of putting everything together (and there is/was a LOT to put into this new site) when the Pandemic hit us. So everything went on hold but for a different reason than you probably think. The name of the new web site is and always has been since preconception, “A Walk Among Heroes.”
This whole concept had nothing to do with the present or newly recognized ‘heroes’ of the pandemic. Now that’s not a politically negative thing nor is there any disrespect to the heroes regarding the pandemic. The site was originally conceived to honor, recognize and appreciate the people of everyday life who did wonderful things for their fellow human beings.
Now that there are more than just a few signs of moving forward and of life getting back to normal per se’, I’ve decided it’s time to continue with the launch of the new site. So when you have a minute, please check it all out by clicking here >: www.AWalkAmongHeroes.com. In particular, check out the “Mission & Purpose” option when you navigate there.
Hope y’all are doing OK through these crazy times. I’m happy to announce that in response to requests, I’ve created an all encompassing new ‘hero’ sticker recognizing the main front line working heroes of this current Pandemic (Doctors, Nurses, First Responders, Police, Fire, Truckers, Grocery Store Personnel, Postal Workers), but also cites our U.S. Military as well. It’s a larger sticker for use as either a car window decal or a smaller bumper sticker. But truthfully, it can be used anywhere for any purpose. This sticker is offered with a white background and is made of weatherproof matte material. Archival inks are also weather protected. They measure approximately 7″ long X 3.25″ high. These stickers are sold individually. However, if you’re looking for larger quantities, please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org we can discuss your needs and pricing etc… Please click HERE to navigate to my stickers page.
I have yet another new sticker available in the “Stickers” section of the web site. This one is a poppy. In case you don’t know, the poppy is displayed as a symbol and recognition for those who served in the U.S. Military and gave the supreme sacrifice while serving. The full description, purpose and how or when to display is explained in that respective sticker offering (click HERE) to view and purchase.
Today’s ‘Pic Of Peace’ is a shot I grabbed several years back at a place in Kissimmee, FL just outside of Walt Disney World called Old Town. This place used to have carnival type rides – like this old fashioned carousel. The light was just right for this photo illuminating the wooden horse’s head and mane. Ahhh the old days 😜.
Today’s ‘pic of peace’ is a pretty old one. Not just the pictures itself (I shot this around 2001 +/-). But the content is old as well. For you ‘young-ins’, this was a form of advertising used back in the 50’s – 60’s and maybe even before. I remember riding down country roads up in New England and seeing stuff like this along the roadside. This particular shot I captured while traveling to Marceline, MO. I think the sepia coloration I added in post production really lends itself to bringing out the old time beauty of it all.
Lots of new updates and additions to my site – most regarding the sale and distribution of my work(s), Time to take all matters into my own hands versus dealing with unnecessary and over the top rules and guidelines etc… of other commercial sites. Some, not all. Hence, this site has become and will further evolve into a nice, friendly ‘One Stop Shop’. But it’ll also remain and advance as my blog, my communications with all you good people.
For now, check out my new ‘Stickers’ section. This whole project is something I’ve been putting together for a year or more. Though the thought of creating stickers has been a fun idea rolling around in the back of my brain for an even longer time now. With the present state of the world and the pandemic ‘stay at home‘ orders here in Florida, I’ve been fortunate enough to give the sticker biz (and everything else herein) a real push forward. Loving getting to work from home actually 👍😁.
Anyhoo – check it all out by clicking on the tabs at the top left.
Thanks for stoppin’ by neighbor. Peace And stay safe y’all – Mike T.