Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Blue Moon Hops ...



“Blue moon, blue moon, blue moon
Keep shining bright,
Blue moon, keep on shining bright
You’re gonna bring me back my baby tonight,
Blue moon, keep shining bright.
  
I said Blue Moon of Kentucky
keep on shining …”
                                ~ “Blue Moon of Kentucky”
                 ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                             ~ 1954
The Blue Moon Brewing Company helps keep spirits shining bright at the 10th annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania June 10, 2017 … a tad before summer but a great way to kick off the season with the sounds of the blues & the taste of brews and barbecue!

I blended a street scene photo I shot at the festival of a Blue Moon beer truck with a Blue Moon I captured shining over Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown on July 31, 2015.

A Blue Moon is defined as any time there is a second full moon in a calendar month, according to NASA. The next will occur January 2, 2018.

“Blue Moon of Kentucky” is the official Bluegrass song of Kentucky, written by Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass,” in 1946.

The great Elvis Presley – an artist who occurs “once in a blue moon,” – recorded his fantastic rockabilly version in 1954.

Texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Moon Full Of Blues ...




“…Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do
But there ain’t no cure for the
      summertime blues …”
                   ~ “Summertime Blues”
             ~co-written & recorded by American
                  rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran
    ~ written by Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capehart
                            ~ 1958
 What’s the cure for the summertime blues? The 10th annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania June 10, 2017 … a tad before summer but a great way to kick off the season with the sounds of the blues & the taste of brews and barbecue!

I blended a street scene photo I shot at the festival of blues guitarist Albert Castiglia and his band blaring some blazing blues tunes on the PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light Company) Plaza stage during an evening performance with a full moon I captured  August 18, 2016 in Allentown to create this image.

The drums were continually changing colors during the concert between pink, purple and blue, how cool is that!

Are there blues on the moon? I hope so!

Texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Daisies Don't Tell ...



   “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.”
                         ~ Georgia O'Keeffe
                                    ~ 1887-1986
 The popular 1950s catchphrase says “Daisies Don’t Tell,”  but this lone wild daisy along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), Slatington, Pennsylvania speaks of spring with its sweet and simple beauty on a May afternoon.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Slatington, established in 1864, is the designated Blackboard Capital of America.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.