Funk #48

The glowing dusk.


eird scenes inside the gold mine. On one hand, a friend suggested that I write a book to which I replied as I always do. I don’t think I have a book in me.

On the other hand, I was told to stay in my lane by a person who didn’t like it when I told her that it was the law of supply and demand rather than Joe Biden’s fault that gas prices were so high.No one person has that much control.

Well, not exactly stay in my lane. “Stick to pictures,” is what she said. I haven’t said much yet because I just know this will go on and on.

It was started by another woman who is a flat out idiot. She’s taking the usual social media beating. I might return to the fray, or I might not. We’ll just have to see what happens.

The bottom line for me is stop trying to limit me or anyone else to your own tiny imagination. We just might fool you.

We usually do.


his picture needs a little technical talk.

You might be wondering how I took a perfectly sharp photograph and turned it into a soft, painterly like image.

I did it by accident.

I was trying to do something with it when it was sharp. It wasn’t working.

I managed to soften it in about three moves. I liked what I saw so I continued in that direction.

Glow came next which softened it some more and I stopped.

I liked it. I hope you do too.



6 responses to “Funk #48”

  1. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    To me, the pic is a combination of intrigue and genuine. I like it!


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. I rarely know what my pictures are about. Supposedly, all art is autobiographical. What’s autobiographical about this picture?


  2. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    The troll the troll he lives in a hole/ he is blind, I don’t mind. To slightly rewrite the old nursery rhyme. It is better to totally not engage with people who seem to take a delight in insult. I reserve my on-line distaste for our present politicians, who are at the moment creating outrage – and about time too…. Your words are great, Ray, you let people into your thoughts, they have been like a diary during the pandemic, with great illustrations – just keep on keeping on.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. I come from a time of flame wars. Remember them? If I must I can leave trolls for dead. I’d rather not. I ave better things to do like enjoy every sandwich.

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