238,900 Miles…

Houston… we have a photo-op. Earth’s moon (full), as seen from St. Louis, Missouri on April 25th 2013 at approximately 9:45 P.M. Or something like that.

Fly me to the moon…

Let me play among the stars…

– Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 600D) lightly modified in iPhoto

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Mixed Resolutions

My latest painting… sorry the photo is a bit ‘off’ (‘computer issues’ and ‘operator issues’ don’t play well together). You get the idea, though. Kinda.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Hansel (*holding computer above head*): “We’ve got thirty years worth of files, right here, in this computer, that are going to bring you down! (*throws / smashes computer*) Where did all the files go?”

– Owen Wilson – Zoolander

About this image: acrylic painting on 8.5″ x 24″ MDF panel

Freight Train – Pacific, Missouri

Freight Train - Pacific, Missouri © Robert Jay Matejcek

Is anyone else craving beans, or is it just me?!

Charlie Kelly: “How do hobos fit all this stuff into a bandana? It doesn’t make sense, man! We’re gonna need a towel, or a tablecloth or something, but… ahhh! It’s not gonna look cool! We’ll look like a******s!”

Charlie Day – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

Back-Lit Bloom

Back-lit Bloom © Robert Jay Matejcek

More spring bits. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Maximillian Cohen: “9:13, Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did. The doctors didn’t know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through the bandages, and I could see.”

– Sean Gullette – Pi

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

Contrasty Dandelions

Contrasty Dandelions © Robert Jay Matejcek

Roses are red, Dandelions are yellow… unless I convert them to black and white and boost the contrast… er… whatever.

Sam Shakusky: “That sounds like poetry. Poems don’t always have to rhyme, you know. They’re just supposed to be creative.”

– Jared Gilman – Moonrise Kingdom

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone

St. Louis Grunge (in red)

st_louis_grunge_red

It’s been almost a year since I posted a more neutral version of the above, so I figured I’d share this colorful edition today (and, if my computer remains unconscious, you might see a yellow version sooner than later, too). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Trinity: “Déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.”

– Carrie-Anne Moss – The Matrix

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

D.H. Day Farmstead (Glen Haven, M.I.)

D.H. Day Farmstead (Glen Haven, M.I.) © Robert Jay Matejcek

I’d love to darken that big flower in the lower right (it’s really competing for attention), but apparently my computer (and thus my Photoshop access, etc.) has moved on to greener pastures. ‘Technology’. Face-palm.

*NOTE* Flower has now been burned-in…  for a small thing it’s SO much better!

Michael Bolton: “PC load letter? What the **** does that mean?”

– David Herman – Office Space

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in iPhoto)