Category Archives: The Daily Photo

January 21, 2018: Capture One Pro and Luminar 18 – The Work Flow and Look I’ve Been Long Searching For

(Note:  This is a post long brewing in my mind on the use of Phase One Capture One Pro and Luminar 2018 for my post processing.  Please click on each image for enlarged view.  All images copyrighted) Since my early … Continue reading

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December 21, 2017: Merry Solstice to All – The Eckbank Table of Solstice Baking

Over the years one of our Solstice traditions my wife has always kept to  is the Solstice baking schedule to bake cookies, cakes, making peanut brittle, pecan fudge, sugar cookies, Fudge Delice (my favorite and made with dark chocolate), pizzella, shortbread, ginger … Continue reading

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December 18, 2017: Solstice Challenge – The Gingerbread Mountain Of Gold Hoard

My wife had an inspiration a short while ago when contemplating which Gingerbread house to make for the grandkids.  As we were talking she thought of making a Gingerbread “Mountain” with gold coins inside that would tumble out when the … Continue reading

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December 16, 2017: Solstice Challenge – The Three Bears

Bears seem to be the theme and rightly so as I have a fascination with bears in general. These three bears came from Leavenworth some years ago and are always on our tree.

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December 15, 2017: Solstice Challenge – The Bear Ice Sculpture

Today’s image is one from Berlin in the mid-1970s – a little brown bear chiseling an ice Bear sculpture.  Another favorite as you can imagine.  I love the look on the brown bear’s face and the fine details in the … Continue reading

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December 11, 2017: Solstice Challenge – Pacific Northwest Sunlight Magic

Today’s Solstice Image is a glass aqua colored VW Beetle with a pink window.  No, it’s not “Photoshopped” in, nor was the window that color when we purchased this really cool decoration some years ago.  The pink is from southern … Continue reading

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December 10, 2017: Solstice Challenge – Welsh Dragon II and Mt. Rainier

Well, if you look, there’s a bit more than dragon and Mt. Rainier images, including stockings, a wheat “Green Man”, Father Frost, two dragons at the of glass candle cups, and a homemade tree of wood made by our youngest … Continue reading

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