Ghostly Sighs in Cemteries

I don’t know if ghosts hang around cemeteries. I would think not. If you were deceased, there would be better places you could spend your time, if you were hanging around. But this illustration caught my attention today. Maybe a ghost would be sad, just about being not alive and not feel like being among the living.… Read the rest

The Camera as a Divining Rod

I found this description on a site, Worksongs (now 404) by Andrew Emond.

I had just been talking to my nephew yesterday about that feeling of talking photographs without looking at every detail not relevant to the photograph. While I’m photographing, my mind goes into a different place. I’m seeing everything as light, shadow, angles, clear versus blurred, and so on.… Read the rest

The Drama and Dilemmas of Posting Photographs Online

I did not know, or really think about, all the drama with the technology of adding images to a website. I started by adding several photographs I had taken from one location. Then I thought it would be a good idea to add a watermark. Not so much about copyrights and theft but to at least give my name and website link so people could know I took the photo and find more of my photos.… Read the rest

Rephotography of Historical Sites

This is a guide to rephotography which I found online a few years ago. Now the link is down and I can’t find a new link for it. So I am saving some of it here.The photographs which were on the site are not working now, when I view it with the Wayback Machine.

AN INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

A GUIDE AND FIELD HANDBOOK

Gerald T.

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Canadian Vintage Postcards

I have been a history fan since the day I first noticed old buildings with the carved and sculpted stonework, the majestic columns and the extras, like gargoyles. My Mother loves antiques. We still have some of the massive pieces of furniture which she told me were called Canadiana, over 100 years old made from trees far older than that even.… Read the rest

Killing Art for Politics

Demolishing art (and architecture) bothers me. The history does not go away, but the art does. Losing art and architecture due to changing politics is not a good thing. How will people in the future understand the past if it is all whitewashed?

In a letter to the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, the signatories advocate for the removal of monuments to Christopher Columbus, J.

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The Hand Drawn Map Association is Archived

Sorry to see it closed. I loved the idea. I still draw the odd map, long hand. None of mine seem important enough to post though.

Map Your Neighbourhood – There is a guide to drawing your own local, neighbourhood map, as a project.

In summary:

Start with landmarks you remember in your neighbourhood. Just make note of them before you begin drawing.… Read the rest

An Authentic Looking Haunted House Cake

Source – Jaynee Cakes on Cakes Decor

I like all the detail. Plus, it’s not the typical black mansion/ castle looking house drawn up to be spooky. This is a house you could find, abandoned somewhere not far from your own street. Too bad there isn’t a photo of the back of the cake. I hope it has a decorated back, not just a front for show.… Read the rest