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Main House OMR Master 1A

I am happy to announce that I was the fortunate recipient of a liver transplant on April 8th, 2015.  The team at UCSF ( University of California San Francisco) earned their reputation as the best in the world and I’m living proof.  Recovery from such a procedure is a long and challenging proposition.  I was fortunate to spend the first six weeks after release from the hospital on a horse ranch in Woodside California. A more healing and restful environment, I can’t imagine.  I could barely walk when I arrived but day by day I regained strength and basic motor skills.  I had visited the ranch last year and shot photographs during the spring and fall.  I supplemented these images with additional shots when I regained enough strength to hold my camera steady.  Using the photographs as my guides / templates, I created a series of digital paintings to reflect my time at the ranch.  It’s my thank you and salute to Oak Meadow Ranch and its owner, Fentress Hall.

The paintings are now on display in Barnes Gallery under the Woodside Paintings Gallery tab.  Limited edition prints, 24 x 36 are available. Write to me at  for a quote and additional information.  OMR is a magical place and I can never express my deep gratitude in having the time to heal in that wonderful environment. – Robert Barnes


Joe Capra is a cinematographer who specializes in super high resolution videos. Time lapse creations of beauty.  He writes: “Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” is the result of a very brief 10 day shoot I did. The video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot while there. Some of the other shots are in lockdown by the client so I used what I could to create this video. I spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland. Greenland locations include the Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay. Iceland locations include the South Coast, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell, and Grundarfjörður.

All footage was shot in super high resolution 4K Ultra HD.

I urge you to check out his other work at His work is worth your time and consideration.

Thanks to Bob R. for bringing this to our attention.

Music is food for the soul.  Computer Animation is animation designed and implemented by humans…. using computers.  It’s very tedious and time consuming to build a 3D model, give it “skin” that makes the model look real, and then move the individual pieces of the model – one frame at a time – to do what you desire. Once this is completed, THEN you can direct the computer to move the point of view, the virtual camera, around your intricate model.  This is how Pixar, Dream Works, and other animation houses create the wonders we’ve come to know and enjoy.

This 4+ minutes is a wonderful marriage of art and technology.  Animusic has a set of DVD’s that can be found on YouTube, if you want to see and hear more.  – Robert

Thanks to Bill B. for passing this along.

Photography Exhibit


For those of you in the Tampa / St. Petersburg area, or just visiting the beautiful beaches of St. Pete – I encourage you to visit Eckerd College and see the Alumni Photography Exhibition. The exhibit runs from January 25th through March 6th.

It features the work of 19 Alumni Photographers and I’m proud to be included in the curated exhibit.  Eckerd’s Art Department was fundamental in my growth as an artist and I will always be forever in their debt. – Robert

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To see all 19 images. Click Here.  Images published by CNN.

Up until the 1970s, color photography was rare. Thus, our vision of history is so often in black and white only. Rare colorized historical photos are our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like…and, boy, was it spectacular.  Here’s just a sample. Click the links at the bottom to see the whole set. – Robert

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CLICK HERE to see the original set.

CLICK HERE to see the top picks.

Thanks to Sandra H. and Distractify for bringing this collection to our attention.

Thanks to Mary M. for passing this link along to us.

We forget how exotic the world of architecture has become. What is standard in the USA is often dwarfed by what is built around the world.  Here are some selections from a web site called and it shares incredible shots by two of the most daring photographers I have seen, Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov.  – Robert

Thanks to Joe O. for bringing this to our attention.

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Facing Death Valley #3 (75ppi))


This is the second digital painting in the Death Valley series. 265 feet below sea level, Bad Water Basin sums up my four days in the valley.  The meaning of the painting is left up to you. In the midst of this wasteland, you can’t help but be reminded that Life Is Good and precious.  – Robert

Visit to see a larger version of the painting.