Magenta Shadows

Into the heart.


pring. Color. Sometimes it’s muted. Mostly it’s bright. It livens up a muted scene. It’s not quite this purple, but we’ll talk about that next door.

I tried my best not to read the news, or much news. That proved to be impossible at this time in our history.

I am amazed at the corruption and hatred in our government. I never thought that I’d see a sitting senator go on a one way rant and then storm out of chambers. I should have expected it. After all Lindsey Graham is an American Stooge.

There’s Ted Cruz, who fled to Mexico when Texas froze and created so many problems at an airport in Montana that he had to be controlled by a policeman.

That lead up to his performance during the supreme court justice interviews. He proved himself to be stupid. He even interrupt himself as well as Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson who showed herself to be patient and legally brilliant.

This brings us to…

Justice Clarence Thomas and his loving wife Ginni, a conservative activist. Ginni apparently was very instrumental in trying to push Trump’s claim of a stolen election.

This brings me to this one.

I forget which state is thinking about this, but they are attempting to make interracial marriage illegal. WT actual F?

They maybe looking at you Justice Clarence and Ginni Thomas.

I realize that we are in the era of unrestrained everything, but when our leaders go there what happens to our country.

I mean, really?


o, I didn’t forget this column about all things technical. I just didn’t feel like using it, which is about as good a reason as any.

This picture demands it.

Spring flowers always excite me a little. I did my usual thing and photographed this one up close, almost macro.

That wasn’t enough for me.


I darkened it which brought out a lot of color. Being heavy handed on the contrast helped too.

That was done in Snapseed.

I moved it into OnOne for finishing.

Here’s where I got a little tricky.

I used a film approximation app that I set to Fuji Velvia 50. I loved the real thing many years ago.

Next came glow and I was finished.

Now you know.



7 responses to “Magenta Shadows”

  1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    It’s brutal to witness…I removed the telly…it’s all too much these days Ray😌🌸❄️❄️❄️hugs from snowy etown🤗

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      The telly stays. We stream movies. That works, especially children’s ones. I have seen Shrek so many times that I am Shrek.

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      1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

        Nature ones too☺️🤓🕊snowy smiles Ray❄️🤗


  2. kunstkitchen Avatar

    Exquisite. Colorific.

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  3. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    How could you make interracial marriage illegal? We are all a pot pourri of genetic inheritance. Our Government is going to send asylum seekers, many from Syria and Afghanistan, to Rwanda, to sort out their applications, and it is put forward as humanitarian to stop them risking their lives in small boats trying to cross the Channel. We are living in an unbelievable age. We need some serious changes. That said, I do enjoy reading your posts, Ray, they have been a welcome accompaniment to life during lockdown.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      We did in this country for years. In my new state — Virginia — it took until 1969 that in a legal case called Loving v The Commonwealth of Virginia the court allowed a Black man to marry a White woman, even though Jim Crow Laws were finally over. In fact, in New Orleans the schools were finally desegregated in 1972 when then President Nixon said no more Federal funds unless you do it. The fine folks in New Orleans moved to the next Parish (County, District) effectively resegregating the school district by moving the white students away. In general, I’m pretty sure that people suck.

      I saw Boris needs a comb statement about refugees to Rwanda. I thought huh? But, I don’t know enough about the country.


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