Sunday, September 30, 2007

Newport Mansion Ballroom

The Astors' summer home "Beechwood" in Newport, Rhode Island. It is amazing what can be done with a little marble, crystal, and a few millions!

Newport Vineyard

Newport Vineyard
Originally uploaded by bellearielparis
A sign of Fall...the Cabernet Franc grapes are ready for harvesting.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Postcard from Newport

Postcard from Newport
Originally uploaded by bellearielparis
Spent a couple of days on a Museum trip to Newport. It was so nice to see "how the simple folk live." This is a view from the backyard of the Astor's Beechwood Mansion.

Monday, September 24, 2007

India - Portrait in Blue

India - Portrait in Blue
Originally uploaded by bellearielparis
Inspired by the photography show at the Newark Museum: India Public Places/Private Spaces. A recent digital photo using the lomography effect .

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Portrait of Vicki Warholized

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Flower Circle

Flower Circle
Originally uploaded by bellearielparis

Window Box Circle

Window Box Circle
This is such, nature, and technology working together!
A gardener & nature created the window box in Ocean Grove, NJ; I photographed it; dumpr technology turned it into a pretty circle!
Wow! I just checked the blog...and the photo is huge! I should delete and shrink it, but I think I'll leave it for a while.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Autumn Leaves

The slight nip in the air is a reminder of Fall! I did this watercolor one October at an Artscapes Retreat in Ocean Grove. There's something special about the Jersey Shore in the Fall...mostly...not too many people!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jeweled Circle

Jeweled Circle
Originally uploaded by bellearielparis
Who knew that a website named "dumpr" could be so much fun! These are 3 butterfly pins that I received as a Christmas gift .

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Snake Charmer in the News!

Contacted by an internet news site. They wanted to use this photo (along with others) in connection with a story about a Cobra being used by Harrod's to protect a jewel-encrusted shoe! So I said "OK."

Sunday, September 09, 2007

From Flickr to Blogger

India DSCN0469

Just wanted to see if the "HTML" of a photo I posted on Flickr would work on Blogger...and it did! Wow...when I originally posted the picture, it took over the whole blogger page. Even the profile and flickr badge appeared on top of the huge photo. Let's see what happens with this replacement HTML.

I asked some children if I could take their pictures and this brother and sister decided on this very formal pose.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Playing with Reflections

Best viewed reflected

Azalea Lomograph

Azalea Lomograph
Originally uploaded by bellearielparis
Still playing around. On (which I used to "hang" my artwork in galleries), I found something that converts your photo to a "Lomograph." I haven't a clue as to what a Lomograph is, but it did do something to the colors.

Want to know what a "Lomograph" is? Inexpensive film cameras that result in out-of-focus, weird colors, etc. There are "lomography" clubs! Urban Outfitters is selling a fish-eye lomograph camera for $38. Want to know more? Google it...that's what I did.

Abigail (& Joan)

Abigail RSCN0206
Originally uploaded by bellearielparis
So far this is the photo that's gotten the most comments on "Flickr." I'll have to find a "Cutest Dog Contest" somewhere, because this is obviously a winner! Abigail was in a good mood, and I tried out using a tripod for the first time; also with the soft, indirect lighting on the terrace, no flash needed, so no "red-eye."

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Pastel in a Gallery

Just wanted to see how my pastel painting "Peaches" would look like hung in a Gallery. It's a new gallery area with the acronym "IMDO" (InMyDreamsOnly)

What's New?

Well...nothing exciting. I removed the non-working video from the blog, and added a different flickr badge to the sidebar. While it doesn't show constantly changing photos, the latest photos I added to flickr will appear. The nice little slideshows still don't work like they used to. I've searched Google & Picasa Help - no help! Guess I'll have to try e-mailing them about the problem directly. I've put lots of photos on an external hard drive, but I still have less than 1 GB of C-drive memory left. Too many problems, and not enough fun! I need to get out of the house and take some photos and do something fun!''

Well, compared to what's going on in the world...these are little frustrations indeed!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

What's Going On?

I tried to put the musical slideshow "After the Rain" into this blog. It shows up, but I can't get it to I'm deleting it.

The nice little flashing slideshows of various albums are not flashing any more. You have to click and go to the Albums. When did that change occur?

I had this nice little flickr badge that showed constantly changing photos; that's not working either! I'll try putting an HTML flickr badge into the template instead.

This is not fun!

Yes, I'm seeing red! But I guess it could be worse. My sister changed her phone system and lost both telephone and internet service.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Brooklyn Graffiti

Wow...I sent a photo from Flickr to this worked and it's faster than going from Picasa2. Why this photo? It's the last one I uploaded to flickr. I now have 100 pictures on that site.

Brooklyn has the best graffiti. Enlarge the photo and check "only the lonely" on the rusty door in front of the green bike.

Flickr not flickering!

I was so thrilled about getting a flickr badge into the blog...for about 2 days! When I first put it in, there was a full badge of constantly changing photos and sizes of the pictures. Then....only 3 non-moving pictures and lots of white space! Tried creating a new badge...same problem with the preview. Think I'll just take it off the template and start over. I should really do this on the "Utter Frustration" blog.
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