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Photography ~ Infrared—BeastGrip Kenko Pro Series 0.75X Wide Conversion Lens & Hoya R72 Infrared Lens, 01/09

Infrared photography [3 sets of 7 images] shot with an iPhone 11 Pro with a BeastGrip Kenko Pro Series 0.75X Wide Conversion Lens and a Hoya R72 Infrared Lens. Post-processing in the Darkroom iOS App.

Flickr Album with the above pictures.

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jalexartis ~ Hair Styling, Natural Genius Hair Salon, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 12/23

Okay! Here I am 6-days after my 74th Birthday with a retwist of my dreadlocs and a first-time hairstyle [and photos of me] by Tressa, Natural Genius Hair Salon, downtown Fayetteville, NC. My hair extends below my pectoral muscles in front and shoulder blades in back.

Tressa styled a dreadloc crown of my locs to reduce the weight of my hair on new growth. Over my 7 years of wearing my hair loced, I have had some breakage. Over the next year Tressa will reattach some of my broken locs. That will cost me $10 for each repair.

I will forever be indebted to and most thankful to Nafisah, my first stylist and the person who cared for my hair for the last 7 years. Nafisah consulted with Tressa and put her in contact with me for repair of broken locs and to be my new stylist.

I like today’s style. Repaired locs on the crown on my head, will allow subsequent styles to cover more of my receding hairline. Let’s see what we have a year from now.

Thanks Nafisah and Tressa!

2019 pics of yours truly in a Flickr Album.

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DIY ~ Nanoleaf Canvas—Preferred Display Location—Chg1 & More, 12/6

After placing the shadow box at 4 positions in my office, I am keeping it on the front of my desk. It displays best there and does not interfere with other devices or items.

Using a Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box, the color ambiance lights Respond to video, music, & games. The box can control up to 10 Philips Hue Color Lights [16 million colors] and can connect up to 4 HDMI devices. I have 3 connected: an Apple TV 4K, a Roku Ultra, and a Samsung Blu-Ray Player. The box then feeds the TV with a single HDMI cable.

You also see these pics in my 2019 DIY—Accent Lighting Flickr Album.

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DIY ~ Nanoleaf Canvas—My Preferred Display Location, 11/28

Now, centered on the back wall and suspended from the ceiling. The square panel lights of the Nanoleaf Canvas dance to sounds. Music actuated accent lighting is most intriguing.

You can also see these pics in my 2019 DIYs in this Flickr Album.

…and now a snippet of the Nanoleaf Canvas Accent Lighting in the vid below.

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DIY ~ Wood Shadow Box for Nanoleaf Canvas—Finished, 11/27

This accent lighting display has 13 Nanoleaf Canvas Lighting Panels placed in a DIY wood shadowbox. For a 3D-effect, I placed the top of a garden trellis in the box. Backlit by the panels, it yields a nice silhouette atop the panels.

Filling the top-center of the piece is a crystal turtle. It is translucent and reflective and makes the creation more unique and special. It fills a gap that would otherwise just be dark. Otherwise, the trellis top would be lost.

The multitude of colors give an interesting ambiance for my office/man-cave. It is a special place from which to podcast.

You can also see these pics in my 2019 DIYs in this Flickr Album.

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DIY ~ Wood Shadow Box for Nanoleaf Canvas, 11/23

Built with cedar, with the back assembled with pocket screws and glue to connect the 4 boards. After connecting, I sanded using an orbital sander with 120 grit sandpaper. The sides are 1” x 2” cedar boards with 45° corners.

For a 3D look, I put in the top of a metal garden terrace. With it, I get a nice silhouette with the back lighting of the Nanoleaf Canvas.

Stay tuned…

You can also see these pics in my 2019 DIYs in this Flickr Album.

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Downtown Fayetteville, NC Happenings ~ Market House Sunrise, 11/12

Fayetteville Market House Sunrise the day after the sun aligns perfectly with the center arch of the Market House—November 12th. The skies were clear. I shot these with my Canon 6D DSLR.

You can see also see these photos in this Flickr Album.