Aug 17 2014

More Living Proof

Valerie Hayes

Here are few more images I am considering for my Living Proof popup show at Slow Exposures next month. I have a lot more images to process, but I won’t be getting to that until after this Thursday.

Available cat at Animal Ark in MN

An available cat lounges on a cat tree in condo-style housing at Animal Ark. Providing a home-like environment puts available pets and prospective adopters at ease, and can actually be less expensive that the traditional steel cages. No Kill communities are committed to innovations that make life better for pets and people while watching the bottom line (which includes both lives and money saved).

Da Croz

In a No Kill community, the shelter is a temporary way station on a dog’s quest for a new life. Here Crosby, an American Shelter Dog (otherwise known as a pit bull-type dog) gets a treat before heading out to join a play group.

Kitten in hand

In No Kill communities, tiny kittens receive loving care.

Don’t miss your chance to learn about what No Kill communities are, the history of the movement, and how you can help to create one this Thursday August 21 at 7pm at Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta.  This is a HUGE deal.  It is the Atlanta premiere, the only screening in Georgia this year (there is a possibility that it will be in a Georgia film festival within the next year–I don’t know), and the $5 ticket cost includes a presentation by the filmmaker, author, and No Kill leader Nathan Winograd.  First 100 people in the door get a copy of the companion book too.  It is well worth the effort to get there.  If you have any of Nathan’s other books, bring them along to be signed.

The film will not be out on DVD until after the film festivals–sometime in July 2015, I believe.

Not anywhere near Atlanta this Thursday?  Other screenings listed here.



Apr 8 2012

Image of the Day: Spirals and Reflections

Valerie Hayes


Spirals and Reflections (Passion Vine)

Reflections | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Mar 18 2012

Image of the Day: Lotus Bud 1

Valerie Hayes
Lotus Bud 1--BW State 2wm

Lotus Bud 1

Known as the biosphere to scientists and as the creation to theologians, all of life together consists of a membrane around earth so thin that it cannot be seen edgewise from a satellite yet so prodigiously diverse that only a tiny fraction of species have been discovered and named.
‘Vanishing Before Our Eyes’, Time (26 Apr 2000).

Mar 10 2012

Images of the day: Daffodils

Valerie Hayes
Daffodils 1--Tech Pan

Daffodils 1, processed in Lightroom to resemble a photo taken with Kodak Tech Pan



Daffodils 1–Tech Pan-1 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

I have been experimenting with processing the same image several different ways in Lightroom.  Above, an image of daffodils has been processed to look as though it were taken with Kodak Tech Pan film, a very fine-grain, low-ASA film.  The mood and look are quite different than when the same image is processed to look as though it were taken with some other type of film.  The details are different; the tones are different; the emphasis is different.

Daffodils 1--Cyanotype

Daffodils 1--processed in Lightroom to resemble a cyanotype


Daffodils 1--PH

Oct 15 2011

Fall is coming on Red Top Mountain State Park, GA

Valerie Hayes
Looking Into Fall--Red Top Mountain State Park

Looking Into Fall--Red Top Mountain State Park