Sunday, April 29, 2007

In the Abstract

Friday, I purchased Photo Shop Elements 5. I've been playing with it since Shabbat ended Saturday evening. I took the original of this photo and first converted it to black & white. Then I smoothed it. The fun part was adding the sponge paint feature. I've attempted to do similiar things with only HP Image Director and Photo Studio 5. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Many buildings along the Mississippi Gulf Coast had to be demolished because the damage from the storm surge and wind was massive.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Fringe

Hurricane Katrina hurt the the fringe. Most of the homeless shelters were destroyed. A few create makeshift camps at the beach. This one was located under the I-110 loop.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dining at the Beach

Willets and laughing gulls dining at the shore.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Nap Time

Pink House in Biloxi Revisited

Back in December, I first posted this picture. Its a home in Biloxi Mississippi on Highway 90 that had been damaged severly by Hurricane Katrina.

I revisited the house the last week of March.

Progress continues to be made in recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is committed to rebuilding better and stronger. We've pulled together as a community. There is still so much work to do but we'll get it done. Also, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been blessed with a literal army of volunteers. Over 500,000 have helped us tear down walls that were encrusted with mold and mildew. They have helped us clean-up debris. And now, they are helping us to repair and rebuild our homes.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Chair in Field

I saw this chair in a field were homes once stood. I used the Impressionistic feature Photo Studio 5.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Magic is Gone

Casino Magic was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Harrah's has bought the property. It will be demolished eventually.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


A barge using searchlights to locate hazards in the water close to the Beau Rivage Casino.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Images form the Mississippi Gulf Coast can be surreal at times. The woman in the photo was feeding the seagulls. A normal enough activity seen daily. But the background of a hotel being demolished makes it surreal. These are the sights I and others in Mississippi have been seeing the 19 months since Hurricane Katrina left a trail of destruction.