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)


74 thoughts on “D.H. Day Farmstead (Glen Haven, M.I.)

      • I can imagine! Well, I wouldn’t be able to manage without a computer, so I’d probably get a new one somehow. Over here you can get them pretty cheaply if you don’t mind a desktop computer.

        • I’m kind of weird in that I tend to prefer working on a desktop… maybe because so much of what I do is image related (it’s nice to have a lot of working space and screen area for that)… well, that and it makes me feel a bit like I’m working at NASA or something, I guess. 😉

  1. Greener pastures are certainly welcomed SIG and
    what a wonderful breath of fresh air your posting brings 🙂
    Excellently offered as usual too 🙂 Wicked…

  2. I sympathise, Robert. My phone keeps kicking me out of the net. Fortunately a new one will be delivered to me in a few days.
    It’s a lovely image here, it looks peaceful and I like the blurry flowers with the focused building.

    • Thanks, S.E… to tell you the truth I’m still trying to decide what I should do about the whole thing. I do have one or two things in my ‘buffer’… and I fortunately I can continue to use my phone (and my wife’s computer to post things), but I’ve become so used to working in a certain way and with certain tools… at this point I’m not quite sure I want to do otherwise… I guess I’ll keep thinking about it.

    • Here’s a definition from ‘Wikipedia’ that sums it up pretty well (better than I could describe, anyway!):
      ‘A facepalm (sometimes also face-palm or face palm) is the physical gesture of placing one’s hand flat across one’s face or lowering one’s face into one’s hand or hands. The gesture is found in many cultures as a display of frustration, disappointment, embarrassment, shock, surprise or just plain sarcasm.’

    • Thank you very much!
      Hahaha… I ALWAYS over edit. Unfortunately that’s part of the fun! AND it drives me nuts when there’s something I’m just itching to ‘fix’ a little bit… my eye just won’t go anywhere else!!!

    • Thanks, B.F! Right?! It’s driving me NUTS, B.F! It’s such an easy fix, too! AARGH!
      It’s a very, very cool place, Amy! I love the outbuildings… one would make a perfect studio, don’t you think?!

  3. OMG, not the Photoshop. Once it sees greener pasturers you are screwed. You’ll be face palming your magenta face forever. Don’t tell me your computer has the blue screen of death too 😯

  4. Sorry to hear about your computer. Hopefully you can get a replacement soon. I’d be lost without my computer. And upgrading or changing over to a new one is always a major hassle. Good luck with that!

    • Thank you very much, sir! 🙂 Indeed! Thankfully I can borrow my wife’s laptop to do a few things… but I really miss being able to hook-up my DSLR… and my Adobe software, etc., etc… *sigh*

  5. The barn is stealing the show. Sorry to hear about your computer. Are you mourning, draped in black? Or have you already replaced it?

  6. Oh Dear – sorry to hear that there are technological issues interfering with art 😦 Perhaps a pair of scissors gently applied and then a retake of the image 😉 Whatever, that looks like a wonderful meadow you’re sitting in to view the barn and I bet those flowers smell wonderful! Nice shot 🙂

    • Hahaha… yeah, that ridiculous box is running like a fine Swiss timepiece (that’s been hit with a hammer and then run over by a truck. And then had it’s battery removed… just for good measure). 😦
      Absolutely! It really is a scenic place… staring at this photo helps take my mind off all the failing technology… for a bit, anyway! 😉

  7. such a peaceful, relaxing mood…
    sorry to hear about your computer. technology – wonderful it is, when it works.
    my camera (Panasonic DMC-FZ40) suddenly stopped working the other day as well. fortunately it is still under warranty. unfortunately the place where I bought it was unable to help directly. fortunately they gave me the information with which I could contact the people who are supposed to be able to help. unfortunately I have not yet heard back from them. fortunately I have a phone number for following up…… etc. you get the picture, if you’ll pardon the pun.
    hope the technology in both our corners of the blogosphere gets sorted out! 🙂

    • Right?! It’s AMAZING what technology can do… until… well, until it stops doing it!
      I’m very, very sorry to hear about your camera! Having to endure that kind of run-around is almost as painful as the initial break-down! That being said, I’m happy to hear everything is still covered, of course! My computer’s about 8 years old now, so I don’t think I could fool anyone regarding a remaining warranty… hahaha… ‘Press one now to lie to us about the age of your product’…

  8. I want to frolic and gambol in this delightful prairie paradise!

    Sorry to hear about your computer – how tempted are you to actually call Michael Bolton? Even though he keeps begging us not to . . .

    • Hmm… I think the thing that bothers me the most about it is how light it is… I feel like if it were a bit darker it might not have quite as much visual weight… maybe… hmm… I’d sure like to experiment with that at some point…

    • I can see that, Cristina! Sadly I don’t know the answer – I was pretty far away from the house – but now that you mention it I’m thinking that might be a good thing!

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