I am an American Fighting Man

I served 25 years in the USAF. I served because I did not want to be in the Army. I did not want to be in the Army because I did not want to be in combat. I flew 117 combat missions over Viet Nam. I did not see one enemy face to face.

The technology of war changes more rapidly than most other human efforts. There was a time when all wars were fought face to face with crude but effective weapons. These were real wars. Face to face, hand to hand, no buttons, no switches, no drones, just man to man.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Three New Images.

Two Armies

Two Armies was an experiment in combining a number of digital photos. 

Face to Face 2 is the same figures as in Face to Face.  I find the two knight figures to be the most dynamic of those in my collection.
Face to Face 2

Hillside Battle
An attempt to and a more realistic landscape.  I find it more challenging to add a natural background to my little toys.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Face-to-Face 3 

This work printed 20 x 16 on canvas, is my entry for the Blue Line Arts (formerly Roseville Arts) membership show, 2013.

 July 19, 2013 - August 24, 2013 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (closed Sundays)
 Blue Line Arts 405 Vernon Street Suite 100 Roseville, CA 95678

(Photo of framed work)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New image

Here are two versions of my latest effort.

The first image is my original of this subject, and I have had it printed on canvas at 16x11

This second piece is my latest version and only exists as a digital file at this time.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Time of Violence

We seem to over romanticize knights and the middle ages.  Remember it was a time of horrible violence—much like today without toilet paper. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Not A Toy Soldier

This image is not a toy soldier, but in terms of digital modification, the same type of process applies to the image.  It is from a cemetery monument.  Have you ever noticed that so many of our cemeteries in the north and mid-west contain monuments to our Civil War dead?  This monument stands in Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon, ND.
Monument Oakwood Cemetery Lisbon, ND

Taps  G R Streff 2012