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Jennifer Bailey

Where my feet have wandered and my eyes have stopped.

Not here to make a buck, sell anything or gain popularity.  I don't schmooze, bullshit or suck up - in fact I'd be the opposite of a sycophant. 
I like to share things, love to talk about books, movies, illustration, history, gaming, science and tech.  I take pictures.


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About 6 weeks ago Poor Leo :)

But omg I cracked up so hard at this :D

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About 7 weeks ago NOT MY PHOTO  > http://bit.ly/1fYr7Af

Stonehenge, by Wessex Archaeology 

These guys have perfect access to this beautiful site - what I wouldn't give to be a part of an archaeology team!  This photo is gorgeous, but it could be so much better with a finer lens and camera (it's quite rough and grainy actually).   Seriously, I'd work for free guys and I'm there several times a year.  Let me come shoot for you!!  :P



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About 14 weeks ago LUMEN 9 (2013) by Michael Whelan
http://www.michaelwhelan.com

Acrylic on Canvas - 36" x 54"
This image originated from an idea that I brought home with me from the hospital in May of the year 2000. When the idea came to me, the only thing I had to draw on was an advisory pamphlet for patients, so I used the back of it for a rough sketch of the composition. I carried the idea in my head for years afterwards and didn’t get around to executing the painting until ten years later. As in all my Lumen works, the essential metaphor is that of a figure making his or her way past great obstacles towards an opening, a source of light.
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That girl right there?  That's me.  All that long slog is over.  The climb is complete.  And the light is shining right on me.  Let's go see what is out there.  This is the breath before the adventure.

(And no, you won't get any
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About 10 weeks ago Diagon Alley  Looks almost real.  The set from Leavesden Studios.  Wonder what's down that little dark alley - it's not Knockturn Alley, as you walk through that to the main part ;)  What do you all think about what J.K. Rowling said today?  Hermione should have ended up with Harry - she realizes in hindsight.  All I thought was, all those shippers are crowing from the rooftops.  It makes no nevermind to me, I was too old to much care about that part of the story (sorry Mrs. Rowling).  I always thought of Harry quite like a son.
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About 10 weeks ago Just a bit of sunshine and placid calm.  Much needed in the blustery cold day I've got today.

Italian Gardens, Hever Castle.    (Old pic, 2012 - I'm getting antsy, going back to the UK in March, have grand plans)

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About 13 weeks ago PASSAGE: THE AVATAR (1988) by Michael Whelan
http://www.michaelwhelan.com

Acrylic on Canvas - 48" x 48"
Initially inspired by a few notes from a Pink Floyd instrumental track, THE AVATAR came to Michael while he was floating in a sensory deprivation tank. He was seeking "mental breathing space" and wanted to create a focal point in his home for meditation, a window into another state of mind.

The first work in his Passage series, it was used as the cover for the mass-market edition of THE ART OF MICHAEL WHELAN and remains one of his most popular paintings.
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Finally - my favorite Whelan piece - the first I ever saw.  It graced the cover of his book, which was at the place where I had my first job.  I still have the book. :)  This is also the first signed and numbered print I ever bought of his and it hangs in a place of honor in our home.

The scale
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About 6 weeks ago Not sure what our guy is trying to say here - but he was certainly amiable for a few shots.  He's a big ol' ham really.  But it's #caturday  so why not?
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About 4 days ago How many websites or social media accounts do you have?  

I tell ya - I've got three domains of my own.  For no reason, either.  Just hobbies.  One I've had for over 14 years.  One is my "brand" (jensketch) except, I don't really sell anything.  I was going to, but I can't be arsed.  Then, 'sketch' doesn't work for photography so I made 'jensnap' but, good gracious, big whoop.  I'm not selling anything there either. 

I've always heard all the "experts" (loosely used) exclaim mightily that you should keep just one subject on your website/blog.  I think I've trumpeted this BS myself before.

But I'm feeling differently now.  Let it fly to the wind. Who cares what you do on your own personal site?  SPAM it with whatever you want.  

No one looks at it anyway :D


(Thanks to +Markham Lane for the nice image.  I found it on a google image search for "social media and blog exhaustion
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About 12 weeks ago Lough Key Forest Park County Roscommon, Ireland
vintage shot, 2008  heheh

This area in Ireland is one of the ripest for folklore and legend.  Unfortunately that Castle on the island is pretty recent and in ruins -- but the Lough itself is said to have sprung over the druid Cé's grave.

From wiki: In Irish mythology, Cé was the druid of Nuada of the Silver Hand. He was wounded in the Second Battle of Mag Tuired and fled southward till he came to Carn Corrslebe. Taking respite from his journey and his wounds aching, he saw ahead of him a beautiful plain full of flowers. He desired greatly to reach it, and when he did, he died. When his grave was made, a lake burst out over it, and the whole plain.




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About 11 weeks ago It's time for some travel, all my shots are from last year.   I'm really just sharing this to beg +The Shard to give us photographers some kind of platform to take photos not through glass I would totally pay for the privilege (and sign releases) above and beyond the price of admission.  The reflections here - ugh, I did the best I could in post to lessen the effect of them, but you cannot get away from them anywhere up there. :/