Injury Becomes Beauty

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Oal Burl 12521” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The echoes of summer reverberate throughout the empty lake. They’ve drained lake almost completely this year and I expect that they needed to inspect the dam. So I went down and scouted for any interesting angles of what looks like an alien world. On the way back out I noticed the large knot on a small oak tree. This is government land so there’s no harvesting allowed. But, burls are highly valuable wood. Because this one is so young I believe that when it matures it will be fairly large. The cause of a burl boils down to uncontrolled growth of tissues within the wood. In some ways its like a cancer except it’s usually not fatal to the tree. Some of things that start a burl to form include fungus, viruses, insects and mechanical damage. When you open a burl it’s full of wavy grain and sometimes swirls or inclusions. But in skilled hands what once was an injury becomes a thing of beauty.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

Announcement 2.0

For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.

We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.

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Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

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