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August 6, 2018 The Dog Days of Summer

“The Dog Days of Summer”   © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott August is an interesting month. For some it is already “back to school”, but for others (like our kids), it represents the waning of summer and the impending “sentence” of school. It’s a time to fiercely seize [Read more...]

July 24, 2018 Companionship

“Companionship” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott One of the standout parts of summer is sitting on the dock, feet dangling in the water, watching the sun set in a beautiful blaze of color. Life is pretty sweet in those moments. It’s even better if you have your best friend along with you. [… [Read more...]

June 28, 2018 There’s Treasure Everywhere

There’s Treasure Everywhere © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott It’s been a while since I’ve cracked one of the books, but I’ve always been a fan of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes comic strip that often tackled difficult issues of sociology, religion, and relationship through a unique [Read more...]

June 25, 2018 Passing Storms

“Passing Storms” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott As early summer storms start to roll through our area, they leave in their wake some of the most  interesting light of the year along with frequently beautiful sunsets. I’m a big fan of the “scalloped” look in the sky in these kinds [Read more...]

May 10, 2018 Spring Shopping

Spring Shopping © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott This little squirrel is out doing his spring shopping after a long winter. He and I stared at each other for a while as I took a number of photos. I used a combination of new things for this photo, including Sony’s new a73 (my […] [Read more...]

April 26, 2018 When the World was Lush

“When the World was Lush” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott A too-long winter and an ugly transition out of it has left me somewhat starved for creativity, so I’ve delved into my unreleased catalogue of images (six years ago) to a day when the world was lush and green. The circular polarizer [&helli [Read more...]

April 17, 2018 One Night at Parliament

“One Night at Parliament”   © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott I liked the moodiness of the original image of this shot of the Peace Tower at Parliament from the eternal flame monument (Ottawa, Canada). I’ve enhanced the moodiness a little further through color and the addition of the moon from [Read more...]

March 30, 2018 Winter’s Slow Retreat

“Winter’s Slow Retreat”   © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott I suspect that many of you are fully launching into spring, but around here winter fights tooth and nail to hang on. The temperatures are slowing rising, but the deep freeze on the lakes and the deep snow from the winter is slow [&hell [Read more...]