From Muted and Magnificent

  The Sistine Chapel is part of the official residence of the pope in Vatican City.  The chapel itself was completed in 1481, but it is perhaps best known for the work of art that is found on it’s ceiling: This breathtakingly beautiful masterpiece was created by Michelangelo between 1508-1512. Many regard the Sistine Chapel ceiling as the greatest work of the Renaissance period.  Michelangelo used his brush to tell the Bible visually. The photo here shows it today – following the restoration that was completed from 1980-1994. (It’s interesting that it took 14 years to complete the restoration, but …

New View, New You

One of our daughters got a new camera setup for Christmas. It’s got all the bells and whistles. She is sure enjoying photography like never before. They went out to the lake one afternoon and she took pictures of what appeared to be a group of egrets flying. The camera captures details that the naked eye cannot see by just observing. When she got home she realized it was birds of another feather. The camera caught something amazing. She had an “old” camera which is a pretty awesome camera itself. But she doesn’t want to go back to what she …