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Poems and Promises by Rosalind Cook in Honor of EG Camera Girl and Birdman

Poems and Promises Woodward Park HDR

Friday at lunch I hauled the Nikon over to Tulsa’s Woodward Park to take some pics of stuff. You know Spring type stuff, daffodils and such. I got those pics and I got this one. Actually, this sculpture is hard to photograph decently because it is dark and the shadows and all that so I bracketed it with three photos in succession each about 2 fstops different; under exposed, right exposed, and over exposed. I then combined the three pics with some software I had and I got something halfway decent.

At least we can see her face and the background isn’t blown out. If I were a photographer instead of picture taker I could monkey around a little more but this what I get.┬áThis sculpture is named Poems and Promises and it was gifted to the City of Tulsa back in 2010 by the Sculptor, Rosalind Cook, and her husband. I think it is incredibly beautiful!!

I got to thinking that I had posted this art before and sure enough I posted some film photos back in 2012 so I went back and checked it out and and what stunned me were the first two commenters: EG CameraGirl and Birdman. EG CameraGirl was a Canadian blogger whopassed away at the end of February as a result of car accident where her husband died and Birdman was from Maine and died of a heart attack just after retiring from a long career as a high school teacher.

They were both full of life and had unique blogs and were lively, interesting, and humorous comments and both very encouraging. I never met either one in real life but I feel that I knew them. I know that I miss them both. So this post is dedicated to them.

First Post on YogisDen.us

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Hello there, this is my first post on YogisDen.us. I have been blogging for years as Yogi’s Den on blogger and now I am trying to get all growns up with a wordpress blog on my own domain and contracted host. Wish me luck. It is very different from blogger is my first report. To those of you that came over from blogger, welcome and please bear with me as I try and figure this out. In case you are wondering I moved all my posts and comments over from blogger and am in the process of putting in redirects to send everybody over here who lands on the old site.

And by the way, in case anybody doesn’t know, that young man pictured above is my son Logan. He is very good natured. He has to be to put up with me.