Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pie for Thanksgiving

We love pumpkin pie and we love pecan pie. This year there would be just a small group around our table, so two pies was too much. Too much pie and too much work. My solution:

Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

Two delectable layers of bliss:


A crust recipe from Garden & Gun magazine, our old standby for pumpkin pie – just read the instructions on the can – and my recently perfected version of pecan pie, all combined into one. Yummy!!

It even looked good fresh out of the oven:

Pumpkin-Pecan Pie,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

All the best for the holidays!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Some sixty years ago I created my first photo Christmas card. Kodak was offering a lightweight photo paper that could be folded twice into a greeting card format, this was black and white paper, but it allowed a fully personalized holiday greeting. In the following years the pressures on time prevented me more often than not from producing my own cards. But many years I spent some time on a photo, a sketch or a painting, and almost all featured a candle.

More recently, I have the time and the modern tools to engage in this pleasurable activity. For several years I have used a photo that recreated the Christmas tree from my childhood. This year again I have used that image as the basis for my holiday card.

When a friend expressed interest in sharing my work, I decided to add several versions to my catalog at Fine Art America. Here are these images.

Weihnachtskerze - Christmas Candle 

Memories of Christmas

Weihnachtskerze - Christmas Candle

These photo-paintings use just a few tones to simplify the the image and to reduce it to the essential message. I hope that these images remind you of the joy and hope of the season.

Happy Holidays!



Monday, November 4, 2013

Composition Rules for Photographers


Over at Photography Notes and Tips I have a detailed review of Composition Rules. You might find something of interest there. Please take a look.

Composition Rules


© 2013 Ludwig Keck