Category Archives: digital photography

Life can be harsh…

Life can be harsh for the disabled begging on the church steps of the Cathedral de San Gervasio in Valladolid, Mexico. This is the real deal and not a scam as the locals also give money to these individuals according to Mark Moxon’s Travel Writing.

2015Mexico-1080754blend4eIn turn, life can be harsh for the working class protecting their modest stucco homes and belongings with broken glass ledges in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

By the grace of God…

Beauty…

Kind eyes that have seen sorrow, joy and struggle with skin wrinkled by time and the sun.  Wisdom, courage ,  a long heritage  of civilization unique to the rest of the world.

Beauty…

Photography by Joyce Meyer
Mayan Woman

 

The Home Place

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The Home Place by Joyce Meyer Photography

The past has floated away like fluff on a dandelion as the prairie winds blow across the old abandoned yard. The young girl’s grandmother has long since passed away, but the old house from her childhood still stands as if to be a testament to her very existence.

The skeleton of a house is what remains, but in the mind are memories… laughter, tears, struggle and joy are carried by the wind as it flows through the empty windows.  Heat radiating from the wood burning stove, smells of fresh baked bread permeating the air, the cluck of chickens in the coop to the sound of chicken sizzling as it fries in the old cast iron skillet…

The home place

In the rear view mirror ~ 2014

Where does the time go?  A few of my favorite images from 2014:

All images by Joyce Meyer (O.K., the spider web is Randy’s, but other than that…)

Acrylic meets alcohol meets photography

…and not the kind you drink!

Started with acrylic paint on a ceramic tile.  Let dry. Paint another color on tile with a 50/50 paint to water mix.

Flicks of 91% rubbing alcohol to create bubble effects.  Let dry.

Repeat process with another color mixed 50/50 and splatter rubbing alcohol on this layer.

Sprinkle large glitter on paint while still wet.  Let dry and spray with acrylic clear spray.

Photograph the results with different angles and lighting.

Ta-da!!  Click on image for a larger view.

A Mother’s Wish

Image by Joyce Meyer
Prairie Flag Series ~ Blended Photography by Joyce Meyer

A mother’s wish…

 

 

Epic Ice Storm of 2006

I was lying in bed early this morning listening to Minnesota Public Radio and they reminded me of the anniversary of the horrendous ice storm of 2006 along the Southwest Minnesota and Northeast South Dakota border.

I remember it began with rain that morning, changing to freezing rain which froze to any surface it touched, eventually in heavy proportions.  Power lines sagged with the weight of the ice and outages quickly ceasing any activity requiring electricity.  Some were out of power for up to two weeks.

While this power outage was inconvenient, it did force us to go without electronic devices and interact with family on a deeper level. Playing cards, board games, talking, etc. were activities often engaged in when there was no electricity.  Neighbors helped neighbors by opening their homes to those still without power and helping in whatever capacity was needed. Creative thinking was put into force as we tried to come up with Innovative ways to prepare meals and feed the family.

I captured this image near our home as the last rays of light danced across the ice on its branches. This tree is now reduced to a pile of wood as it was demolished last summer.

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