Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Blog

Meet the newest member of the family

The “Café Ludwig” family consists of a number of sites. Something that is confusing or amusing to friends and readers. Now another blog joins the clan: Photography Notes and Tips. This is another Blogger blog.

Why? you might ask. The “Café Ludwig” collection of sites arose from the desire to test many of the offerings of blog services, hosting services, and various tools to provide knowledge and demonstrations to students and readers. With the addition of Google+ to the Google family some new features became available. This new blog will offer, just as the name proclaims, notes and tips about photography, much of it oriented to black and white photography. It is in a wide layout so photos can be shown large without needing to click and go to another site to view them. Comments and other features are oriented toward Google+.

If you are a Google+ user you will find that this new blog nicely integrates into the Google+ services. You comments are invited.

Photography Notes and Tips

Fear not, dear reader, here at Café Ludwig you will continue to see photos, stories, and more. You will find a new link to the PN&T blog in the sidebar on the left, just scroll down a bit to find it.

Come visit!

Photography Notes and Tips


© 2013 Ludwig Keck

Saturday, August 10, 2013

This Aint Your Grandmother's Quilt

The Norcross Art Center opened the exhibit “Contemporary African American Quilts by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild” with an artists reception and a concert by “Main Street Strings”.


Indeed, these are not what you might expect from the word “quilt”, these are glorious, colorful, imaginative works of art. Here some examples. Sorry, but taking photos in the midst of a party just can’t do justice to these works.







The artists graciously explained there work.

Cranberry Galaxy - Cleme Cosby

Out of Africa III - Charmed I'm Sure - Jeanette Walton

On the left: Cleme Cosby with her quilt “Cranberry Galaxy”. On the right: Jeanette Walton in front of her “Out of Africa III – Charmed I’m Sure”.


Desert Queen - Anita Crosby

Even a photo-realistic quilt, “Desert Queen” by Anita Crosby, here with the actual “model”.







You really must see these delightful quilts for yourself. The exhibit will continue throughout the month of August. To see it call the Norcross Welcome Center & Museum to arrange a visit.



© 2013 Ludwig Keck

Summer Evening in Duluth Georgia

Here in the South summer days are hot and when the sun is not broiling it probably is raining by the bucketfuls. Evenings, however, can be very pleasant. There are delightful gathering spots with plenty of entertainment, eating and drinking places, and sights to see. One such place is Duluth, Georgia.


Duluth has a great park downtown with a fountain and the “Duluth Festival Center” with a stage. On this particular evening the performing group is the “Dappled Grays”. I even created a couple of “paintings” of members of this group.

Dappled Grays

Musicians Violinist

Duluth has also a very imposing city hall. In front there are two “guard dogs”, you can see one of them below.




One of my favorite places, just across from the park, is 45 on Main Café. A great place for a good cup of coffee, some great food, and delightful entertainment.

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Yes, that living room is part of the café, and the group clearly having great fun is “Threadbare Skivvies”.

Now don’t you just want to get up and come right down to Duluth Georgia?


© 2013 Ludwig Keck