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Welcome to our website, c22sail.com. This is a safe place. There is no fear mongering and no political agenda. This website is clickbait free, there are no popup ads, no cookies to accept, no forms to fill out, and nothing to sign up for. Our website is a place you can freely explore. You can stand barefoot in the sand. You can roll your pants up and wade in the creek. You can travel to faraway places and renew your spirit with nature. You can view the world and universe through beautiful photography as well as learn how those photographs are produced. It is our hope that our stories, videos, and photos will help fuel your imagination and inspire your own sense of exploration.

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds,-and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor ever eagle flew-
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God
 
Written by John G. Magee on September 3, 1941 / Killed on a training mission December 11, 1941.

Do you find social media overwhelming with negativity? Don't you just want to shut your computer off, put your phone down, and find the real beauty in our world? What are you waiting for?

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2nd Chronicles 7:14

Stand out from the rest with kindness

Until we learn to respect each other we will forever be locked in a dance of hate and mistrust, orchestrated by competing media networks.

We are not enemies, you and I. We are merely pawns pitted against each other by the privileged elite who place themselves above the law. If they can keep our attention on each other and not them, perhaps we won't notice they are sacking the country of its wealth. We are not enemies, let us not act like we are.

"Therefore, my advice to you is, endeavour as much as ye can to show kindness toward all men, deal with perfect love, affection and devotion with all the individuals of humanity." – Abdu’l-Baha, Star of the West, Volume 1, p. 2.

This is also known as Grandma's Rule, "If you can't say something nice say nothing at all."

It seems we have forgotten how to show each other kindness and respect. Our posts and comments are filled with hate, half truths, misinformation, and accusation. Can we not change the rhetoric and give consideration to our friends on social media?

I photographed this flag on a sailboat a few years ago. It had immediate meaning to me but I have never shared it. I recognize, as we all do, that flying a battered and torn flag is contrary to our flag etiquette as well as federal law concerning the proper handling of flags. A battered and torn flag like this often evokes feelings of anger in vets who will naturally see it as disrespectful. Being a vet myself I treat the flag much differently than others I know who haven't shared that same military experience. I mean no disrespect by sharing this photo of an old a tattered flag.

Today, though, today that deeper meaning for me sings through. Our country is battered and torn, much like this flag. We seem to be coming apart at the seams and we stand by helplessly and watch the madness unfold. Today though, today this battered and torn flag tells me "We are still here."

Color Theory and Grading Videos

I encourage you to read the above article on color theory before viewing the videos. The videos have been produced to show how the tools discussed in the article are used. The videos expand on the information in the article. Another related video has been produced on gradients and gradient maps. Additional videos will be added showing my complete workflow. If you are looking for the old written versions of color grading you will find all of that information and more in the color grading videos.

 

Color Theory and Color Grading

This article provides and introduction into color theory and color grading. The information in this article will help with our understanding of color grading in the videos that follow. In the follow up videos we will examine tools available in Photoshop as well as some excellent tools developed for use with Photoshop. 

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