337/365 – Fire

Devastating wildfires are sweeping through California again. Back in October wildfires hit Northern California, leaving 42 people dead and destroying some 8,400 structures, including homes and businesses. Today, fast-moving fires swept into Ventura County, in Southern California, burning thousands of acres, forcing thousands of people to evacuate, and stifling surrounding counties, including Los Angeles, with smoke. I’m in Santa Monica, further South from Ventura, and while so far the fires haven’t reached us, the strong winds have brought a lot of smoke and dust to the area, making it not safe to be outside for too long. Our poor mailman was wearing a mask and complaining about the smoke. 😦

WPC & 318/365 – Experimental

I do a lot of experimental work with my photography. I like to create abstract images and sometimes manipulate them in photoshop to make them truly abstract and unique. Many photographers cringe at the thought of manipulating images but I have no qualms about it. I see it as painting or any other form of art. And, I must say, some look pretty awesome on my walls. So, for today’s challenge I have created a couple of experimental images.