Sunset at the Oasis (or at least what I saw!)

Sometimes, it kinda hits me. I am in essence coloring. Yes, a 45 year old with a coloring book and an endless supply of crayollas, proudly displaying a picture of the day he wants to show off! In this case, the refrigerator I choose to hang the image on is actually a bit larger and complicated. Perhaps, thru creating tagging, tweeting, facebooking, or linking, the fridge has a larger and more exotic audience, but in essence, its all the same. We all, (I am assuming of course) crave attention. Without an audience at all, the artist and creator has a deeper need to please himself, and thus will continue to create his work without this audience, but deep down…way deep down, is still a need to be recognized and appreciated. So, with all that said, here’s what I drew with my crayons today…..hehehe. I hope your day was this colorful!

A special thanks to Trey Ratcliff from Stuck in Customs (google it, you’ll find it) for the wonderful Texas hopsitality. His HDR workshop was all that I hoped it would be. I was proud to be part of the experience! Thanks 🙂

And, as is so often that case, a little taste of the music that I listened to as I was…..ummm……coloring 🙂

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  • Jill's Junk - January 11, 2010 - 7:19 am

    Amazing processing and fabulous sky. LOL at your analogy……very true. You did a great job with your crayons:-))ReplyCancel

  • Far_Niente - January 11, 2010 - 7:51 am

    very soft HDr!!! Nice!ReplyCancel

  • rolli22 - January 11, 2010 - 8:50 am

    Super work. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Laura A. Lee - January 11, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    You are so right, and a very interesting way of putting it. This shot will be a refrigerator favorite for a very long time. Thanks for the beautiful color, I live in NE Tennessee and right now white is pretty dominant.ReplyCancel

  • masact - January 11, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    superb landscape!ReplyCancel

  • Terry Cheng - January 11, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Wow…amazing sunset. Love the burst of colours!ReplyCancel

  • bsimak - January 11, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    Really nice job. You must have had a great weekend. Trey was up here (Chicago) last weekend and joined us for a photo walk. He is a great guy to hang with. I enjoyed and totally agree with your comments.ReplyCancel

  • Rozica (ZZ) :) - January 11, 2010 - 2:26 pm


  • Fraggle Red - January 11, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Fantastic shot, Mike.

    Seen on ( ?² )ReplyCancel

  • Suarez - January 11, 2010 - 5:42 pm

    Wonderful image, Mike. Love the tree silhouette.
    It was a pleasure to meet you at the HDR workshop this weekend.ReplyCancel

  • mattsantomarco - January 12, 2010 - 1:08 am

    Like the cloud movement here.ReplyCancel

  • susan_r4 - January 12, 2010 - 2:27 am

    Oh wow Mike – what a beautiful sunset! I love those ‘blues’ – fantastic job!! Glad you had fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff Clow - January 12, 2010 - 5:43 am

    The Oasis use to be a great bar just outside Austin, TX……and I’m wondering if this shot was taken from that lofty perch….?

    Regardless, it is one stellar piece of hdr photo work.ReplyCancel

  • Drew Dedo - January 12, 2010 - 1:15 am

    The commentary and then the added touch of music…. Brilliant! Incredible photo and I like what you did with your crayons, LOL. Awesome depth in the picture and very soothing.ReplyCancel

  • Scott Barlow - January 15, 2010 - 5:29 am

    Excellent work! BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Kieran 2009 - January 15, 2010 - 6:11 am

    Very cool colouring you provided for us. I like the little writeup you did with it. So true I think for all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Shoeven - January 15, 2010 - 10:33 am

    great colors!ReplyCancel

  • d.norwood - January 15, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    This is FANTASTIC! I love the colors, the processing and the composition. Your timing and choice of aperture seem to have worked out well. Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • cloclo_scot - January 16, 2010 - 5:36 am

    Beautiful reflection of the sky colors in the water.ReplyCancel

  • p4r4n01d - January 16, 2010 - 6:12 am

    The colours are amazing esp. that tree. Linked from Stuck in Customs blogReplyCancel

  • okocha1337 - January 16, 2010 - 10:05 am

    wow amazing shot
    very beautifulReplyCancel

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  • alan pierrepont - January 16, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    beautiful photo……..ReplyCancel

  • jezikalyn - January 17, 2010 - 4:11 am

    mmm wow, this a really beautiful capture. great!ReplyCancel

  • smee.bruce is World Cup busy cu l8r ! - January 21, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Yup, I also followed a link from stuckincustoms. . great work!ReplyCancel

  • Pablo Lopez Ortiz - January 26, 2010 - 6:08 pm

    Gran foto, y enhorabuena por ese Explore, Saludos!ReplyCancel

  • Sherrye/Hapa Photo - February 2, 2010 - 11:24 pm

    Spectacular in every way.ReplyCancel

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