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Up too Late on Christmas Eve

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Book, Clouds, Color, Faith, family, God, HDR, New York City, On Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/25/2013 by wooddickinson

FlyLast night I went to see Frozen with two of my daughters. Got home about midnight a bit wired so I sat down and wrote and edited on The Robin Randle Stories. Next thing I know it’s 3 AM! Wow. Now today I’m still working on Robin’s little story but need to call it a day. It is Christmas.

The update is, Robin’s getting close to finished. Some of the transitional scenes near the end are giving me fits but hey, that’s what writings all about. Right? Never give up, Never surrender. You just keep going till the damn thing’s beat you to death! By the way, this photo here is one I took flying to New York in 2005 I think. Just found it and it spoke to me. Post production time on this photograph, three hours. Just sayin’. Oh, and if you want to be a writer, make sure pounding criticism is one of those things that doesn’t bother you.

I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Let the light of God’s love shine in your heart.


…and onward we go

Posted in Art, • Wood Dickinson Sites, Color, Fine Art Photography, Monsters, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/09/2010 by wooddickinson


Fields north of Kansas City


Now that the excitement of October is past us all I can do is hold on. October is my month.  A transitional month that brings with it the changes in the earth and changes in us. It is a time for scary stories and getting lost in imagination about things that could be or just might be or really are. The truth is we don’t know. As I was driving back from a meeting at Benidictine College in Atchison, Kansas I noticed this barn sitting alone in a field that was prepared for spring.  I would guess it was at one time a building where tabaco was hung to cure.

I had to stop and take several shots of this barn. It was part of what makes rural Kansas. No ghosts or pumpkins here. No hay rides or other opportunities. Just life going on as we know it. The photo is cropped from the full frame. I tend to always overshoot my subjects just so I have a bit of room to play with. After a lot of thought and a couple of hours of fussing I got the sky the way I really saw it and let those colors reflect into the field.

Of course this isn’t what it “really” looked like but it is how I saw it as I glimpsed into “The Real” for a moment and tried to bring a bit of it back for all to see.

Yes now the madness of the holidays starts. We stumble through Thanksgiving then crash into Christmas ready for the relief of the New Years Eve party. Actually I don’t do that part but most of the rest. I did get the second draft of my October story finished before the 31st. Now I need to polish. The story is called “The Night Crawlers.” There is already a sequel to it in the works. That will be “From Darkness to Wonder.” I’ll keep you posted as to where this short story will show up so you can read it. And onward we go…

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