By Ted Grussing
… I bit off a little more than I could finish tonight with an astro composite that I am doing with a shot I took on a walk up in Half Moon Bay this summer. I was walking down to the beach past the magical Ritz Carlton which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and I always get a sense that it is a castle when viewing it from down the shore and looking back north across the links style golf course. This is a different view than I normally put out of it and near the top of the path visible in this photo you get the wonderful views of the Pacific.
Another night I will finish this image, but for now it still captures the essence of what I want … it will take several hours to put the reflections in all the windows and of course the presence of One in a window or three … so it is a work in progress and hope you enjoy the beginnings. Most composites I can do in an hour or so, but the complex ones can take upwards of eight hours.
It was a very good day and time spent with friends and work around the house. Anthony was terrific tonight at the Hilton as was the food and service … Anthony is doing a show at Relics tomorrow night and it will be worth seeing.
Time for some rest … hope your day was as good as mine and that tomorrow will bring joy to your life and through you to others … smile and share it … even a smile in your voice to the noxious telephone solicitors who are simply trying to make a living like the rest of us … have to think about the political pollsters and callers for a few minutes though … aw what the heck greet them too rather than offer a gesture :+)
And in this journey over a thousand hills and valleys called life, he is wisest who
is patient where the way is hard, has faith when he does not understand, and carries
into the dark places the light of a cheerful heart.
— Max Ehrmann
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