World Of Strange Design

What happens when…


ometimes I forget the work I’ve already done. If you recall I wasn’t posting everyday. That didn’t mean I wasn’t making new pictures and working on others.

I was. And, I forgot about it.

I was looking for something else when I stumbled upon a little group of pictures that I had forgotten about.

This is one of them. Well, three of them to be precise. They are layered and combined. I’ll get to that on the right side.

Questions. I have questions.

After reading the testimony of the former Facebook employee and their crash the other day, I’m thinking about giving up on their products. There’s more to that. Facebook is pushing those of us who post our still photography into posting videos.

I’m not a videographer. I’ve made two videos in my lifetime. They are unedited. One is just a bit of Hurricane Ida as she blew through. The visual isn’t much, but the audio is terrifying.

That said, I’m not posting videos anywhere. That’s not what I do.

The reason to stay with Facebook/Instagram is to show my work. I have a place for that. Right here. Oh, for sure, I get likes and hearts and a few comments. Mostly, from my friends.

Originally, many years ago, I thought that it could be a marketing and sales tool. That hasn’t worked out. So, what’s the point?

I can be found here if anybody wants to find me.

What do you guys think?


he work. That’s what matters. Doing it. Practicing it. Do it for long enough and you might get good.

That’s one reason that Storyteller exists. There are a lot of other reasons, but that’s one of them.

As I wrote over there, this is image is layered and created from three photographs.

There was an adjustment phase because not all of them were the same size or shape.

Once that was completed, I adjust for density first, and color second.

I tinkered with them to sort of smooth them out.

Then, I published them right here, on Storyteller. As if you didn’t know that.

By the way, the title is a title of a song by the same name recorded by Roseanne Cash. Sometimes, I steal — er — borrow things.



10 responses to “World Of Strange Design”

  1. Judi Castille Avatar

    Same here. Not into videos. Tried but I like to study a photo. Have time to take it all in. Hopefully Instagram won’t push for video to displace photography.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      They are already doing it. Facebook sees it as a way to compete with Tiki’s Tok.


      1. Judi Castille Avatar

        Another fight for us then. 😉
        United front to protect the quiet of an image and the skill of the photographer.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Not me. Too much money against us.


  2. rothpoetry Avatar

    I love the colors in this one. It would be good for a spooky Halloween post!
    Every social media site sells our stuff. I order from amazon, the next hour the ads for the same thing are on every site I click on. They probably sell our personal stuff too, photos, videos, etc and reformat them in other parts of the world. To go on social media is to be exposed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      To Google anything is to be exposed. Turn off your phone, walk to the middle of an open space, meet the person that you want to talk to and whisper in his ear. That’s the only way. That explains why we bought an 82 acre farm in Virginia.

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      1. rothpoetry Avatar

        Sounds like a wonderful place to be!


  3. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Shenandoah Valley, 20 miles from Charlottesville.


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