Image of the Week
01-23-2021

           

Emerging from Darkness into the Light


Hi All,

This is phlomis fruiticosa, also known as Jerusalem Sage. I took this shot on a neighborhood dog walk a couple of blocks from my house. I find the new green shoot stretching upward toward the sun inspiring. It's a phantogram, shot with my Panasonic Lumix GX7 with a 3-D lens and frame sides. The overall width of this image was approximately two inches. This image wasn't in our new book, but a sister of it was.

Welcome to the new era. Can you feel the lifting of your stresses (maybe just a little)? For the first time in four years, I don't find myself bracing every day for horrendous new indignities the administration in the White House has put into play. The more I listen, and read, and talk to friends, the more I discover that this feeling is extremely common to almost universal, not just in our country, but to much of the world as well.

While the pandemic is tearing through a previously unimaginable 100,000+ Covid 19 deaths per month in the USA, our new white house administration is discovering what we all pretty much knew, that the previous administration had practically no strategy in place for getting the vaccine out to the public. We'll need to continue to mask and distance for the forseeable future, hopefully regaining something like our pre-pandemic existance sometime this year..

We need to hug, and dance, cry, and most of all laugh. This week I was pointed to three fun You-Tube videos I'd like to share with you:

Goodbye Donald Trump by Jimmy Kimmel
Seasons of Trump by Randy Rainbow
One More Day of President Trump by James Corden

One fun thing to come out of 2020 is Macrophant 3D, a new book by Jim McManus and myself, combining my macro phantograms with Jim's wonderfual ability to make enjoyable anaglyphs out of practically any challenging colors. Order at http://macrophant3d.com/default.asp and use Promo Code 25 to get a book delivered to your door for just $25 of your hard earned cash.

Keep safe,

Barry Rothstein

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