"For the artist communication with nature remains the most essential condition. The artist is human, himself nature, part of nature within natural space." Paul Klee

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Posting a couple of portraits that I never really got around to looking at in depth.  

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016


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I have a lot of light modifiers for lighting small objects and glass. Some of them needed repair which I did this morning. So then I made up a little test to make sure everything was back to tip top shape.

A cold lager sounded good.

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Friday, September 23, 2016


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I have two workdays this weekend. They're outdoors so they may not happen. Saturday's more likely...but Sunday?...70% chance of rain thunder lightning. Probably not.

Be back on Monday.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016


My favorite time of year is just around the corner...it's a long corner. Many of these posted images were made around the October November time frame.
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All images ©Andy deBruyn

Autumn comes for no one. It just appears.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Well nothing better to show today than three roses curling in the heat shot through the front window. With temps pushing up against one hundred for the past several days....I have not had the courage to mosey outside bristling with creative urges and find something to shoot.

I did have a couple of paid jobs this weekend...outside....sports...in the gawd awful heat. I was drinking continuously throughout the day downing cold water, ice tea, and a ice cold Gatorade from the cooler that was smothered in ice.

To the weather I say - please cool down!  Autumn cannot come fast enough.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016


©2011- 2016 Andy deBruyn

One of my ongoing projects of many ongoing projects is to separate selected images into categories.
 I've always loved this shot of Monica..the body tension against the solid rock is very palpable.

The image was taken with my first digital camera the Nikon D80 which came out around 2008.
At only 10MB and with the kit 18-135mm lens it proves once again that the camera is the least thing to worry about in the chain of photographic events. Here the natural light, full shade is what makes the image for me.

D80  ISO 800 105mm f.56 @ 1/60 hand held.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


The past several days we've had these majestic clouds up there with the weathermen saying it was going to bring rain. So far no rain - maybe tomorrow. In the meantime I thought I'd capture some of these fluffy white "mountains". 

                                    Down by the pond with yucky spreads of pond scum.

When the water was real high up the side of the pond the usual slimy pond scum grew. When
the Texas heat is turned up and the water recedes we end up with blankets of paper thin dried
membranes of yuck.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016


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Since I worked both Saturday and Sunday and those pictures are proprietary to the client I don't have much to show. Except in between making the paid for images I pointed the camera skyward to capture some neat cloud coverage.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016


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Granted this is a bit on the macabre side but I was going for a crime scene look...back towards the dark end of the parking garage. You know, we've all been there stepping a little more quickly toward the elevator...

Where's Weegee when ya need him???

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OK, so here I go with my new background. Today I started by just placing one fresnel pepper light outside the "window" The manikin is placed heavy in the foreground and lit with a handheld flashlight.

I haven't done anything with the ground cover or lighting the actual faux walls. I'll play with this over the next several days.

In this image the lens is wide open at f2 throwing the background out of focus.

I'll also be squeezing the f stop to take advantage of the textures and some additional lighting.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016


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Not much time to get out there and wander with my camera. Prepping a tabletop is taking up my time. Collecting props and paint. Ripping newspapers into tiny pieces...paper mache? Doodling some primary sketches. Searching colors wherever I can see them. More to come.

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Friday, September 2, 2016


I made these images this morning all within the space of an hour. Strange morning vibes I guess.

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