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Autumn Wonder Acrylic Print by Frank J Casella

September 21st, 2018

Autumn Wonder Acrylic Print by Frank J Casella

Autumn Wonder Acrylic Print by Frank J Casella


The glorious colors of late autumn wonder illuminates a suburban street in midwest America - my home town of Homewood, Illinois.


This is one in a series of photographs in preparation for the first day of the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox and the fall equinox in the Northern Hemisphere—which falls on September 22 this year!


If you'd like to check out the latest blog entry about my Autumn photography here is a link to some of them on my PhotoBlog.


Enjoy your day! Talk to you again soon!

Frank



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Autumn Puddle Reflection - Square Color Photo by Frank J Casella

September 20th, 2018

Autumn Puddle Reflection - Square Color Photo by Frank J Casella

Autumn Puddle Reflection - Coffee Mug by Frank J Casella



The elements of Fall are upon us: The cooler weather, falling leaves, rain puddles, and the aroma of baked pies and bonfires.


I like Fall the most, and the thing I like most about Fall is how fast the details change. From colorful trees, to watching like overnight how the leaves fall to change the landscape into these colors.


Before you know it the trees are bare, and colder weather sets in.


I also like the details of the sidewalk in this picture. The rough texture juxtaposed with the dampness and the puddle. And how the leaves on the puddle juxtapose with the reflection of the leaves in the trees. A great picture of the elements for your Coffee Mug.


Each of the seasons bring with it elements and details of art created by God. Often times I feel that God is just waiting for us to show up with our camera to click the shutter.


For this reason I invite you to visit my photoblog for more pictures.


If you’ve sweated your way through a long hot summer, you might be ready for a change in season! The autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox and the fall equinox in the Northern Hemisphere—falls on September 22 this year!



Enjoy your day! Talk to you again soon!

Frank



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Beautiful Autumn - Square Color Photo by Frank J Casella

September 19th, 2018

Beautiful Autumn - Square Color Photo by Frank J Casella

Beautiful Autumn - Greeting Cards by Frank J Casella

Soft color art photograph of Autumn on a suburban street in Midwest America.

This wonderful pallet of colors lined down this road lends itself to greeting cards, and for notes of almost any subject matter.

This is one in a series of Autumn photographs in preparation for the first day of Fall later this week.

Remember, with Greeting Cards, the more you buy… the more you save. Type a message inside your cards and mail directly to your recipient.

Enjoy your day! Talk to you tomorrow!

Frank


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Illuminating Autumn - Framed Print by Frank J Casella

September 18th, 2018

Illuminating Autumn - Framed Print by Frank J Casella

Illuminating Autumn - Framed Print by Frank J Casella



A color art photograph of golden Autumn trees on a suburban street in Midwest America, illuminated by a sidewalk light.


I love the mood of this neighborhood moment in time, and how you can almost hear the rustling leaves.


This is a first in a series of Autumn photographs in preparation for the first day of Fall later this week. .



Have an enjoyable day! Talk to you tomorrow!

Frank



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Flowers - White And Pink Hibiscus - Square Photo by Frank J Casella

September 17th, 2018

Flowers - White And Pink Hibiscus - Square Photo by Frank J Casella

White And Pink Hibiscus - Square Photo by Frank J Casella



Found these flowers on some bushes while out for a walk.


Here in Chicagoland we're going to have a couple more hot and humid days before the first day of Fall later in the week.


So thought I'd send you one of the last summer pictures to make you smile.


Because the rest of this week I'll be sharing pictures of Autumn.


May you have a wonderful first day to the rest of the week!



By the way, this picture looks really nice on a Phone Case.



God bless you! Have an enjoyable day!

Frank


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There Is Mutch To Be Said For Authenticity

September 12th, 2018

There Is Mutch To Be Said For Authenticity

There Is Much To Be Said For Authenticity by Frank J Casella


There is something to be said for authenticity.


For example, when it comes to my pictures, I try to keep the image processing as natural as possible to the original subject photographed.


With artistic expression authenticity, I keep to possessing original or inherent authority.


In other words, I share my vision to improve on the original subject but keep true to originality, honesty and integrity.


Likewise, in life, there is so much we need to filter through to find what is authentic.


Because sources we listen to sometimes take their vision or expression too far, or to the point, of deciding what they think we need to hear.


It's good to listen to what they say but, keep our eyes open.



The most radical antidote to the virus of falsehood is purification by the truth.



Luckily, the internet makes this easier to do.




God bless you! Have an enjoyable day!

Frank


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I Am The Light Of The World by Frank J Casella

September 7th, 2018

I Am The Light Of The World by Frank J Casella

I Am The Light Of The World by Frank J Casella



I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.
JN 8:12



As we transition from the lazy summer months back to school or our busy lives, it is important to remember to keep balance and rest in our daily routine.


God says that we will have the light of life when we follow Him. And the best way to follow Him is to spend time with him through his word the Bible, prayer, and listening.


If you are Catholic, many of us do this through going to daily Mass.


Time with God doesn’t take as much time as you may think, just like how God says 10 percent is the tithe to spend from our income.


The hard question is do we spend more time with social media, for example, than we do with God or can we balance this better?


I chose these words for this picture because it reminds me how the beauty of sunlight, that God created, illuminates and impacts the world.


How much more can each of us have, and be, the Light of life when we follow Him?




This picture, by the way, looks really nice on a phone case to remind ourselves that we have the light of life when we follow Him.




God bless you! Have an enjoyable day!

Frank


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Favorite Jeans -- Color Photo by Frank J Casella

September 5th, 2018

Favorite Jeans -- Color Photo by Frank J Casella

Favorite Jeans -- Color Photo by Frank J Casella

At one time you could call these jeans 'nice threads' and now they are worn, as these are my favorite jeans. Can't seem to let them go.

You can tell by how they are worn, these jeans have been through many experiences. Just like how I’ve lived through many experiences, as a photographer, a Catholic, husband, and father, etc.

Sometimes experiences make me feel worn. Other times these experiences provide the wisdom to help others by knowing what not to do, for example.

I am sure you have a favorite pair of jeans, you like how they fit or how they look on you. They provide comfort, a sure thing to be expected. Hard to let them go.

The important thing to remember here is about attachment, and keeping this in perspective.

To appreciate the blessings of the things we posses, and only to become attached to God and family, and others we love. For this is what we truly can not do without.



God bless you! Have an enjoyable day!

Frank


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When Men Put God First

August 31st, 2018

When Men Put God First


When Men Put God First - by Frank J Casella

When Men put God first, all else falls into their proper place.


I've a Photo Gallery "Catholic Subjects". Part of this shares my artwork that illustrates the impact how when men make Christ the center of their lives.

You may know that, in addition to being a photographer, I am Executive Director of Catholic Men Chicago Southland. This is a Catholic apostolate that I co-founded with Bishop Joseph N. Perry and Deacon John Rangel.

A portion of the proceeds from my artwork in this gallery will be donated to CMCS. I'll be adding more photography so visit the gallery and come back often.


The CMCS Mission: Catholic Men Chicago Southland fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, and to make Jesus Christ the center of their daily lives. CMCS is a Catholic Apostolate of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry of Chicago.

Vision: “Nurturing Catholic Men’s Spirituality in the Chicago Southland”


I have seen personally how when you foster Men in holiness, the adjustments that Man makes can be felt for at least three generations deep.



God bless you! Have an enjoyable day!

Frank


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Truth Will Set You Free by Frank J Casella

August 29th, 2018

Truth Will Set You Free by Frank J Casella

The Truth Will Set You Free - by Frank J Casella


The forgiveness we receive in confession & the forgiveness we offer to others, feed each other: each helps us do the other better.


A major tenant of our faith is that Jesus came to set us free and that with repentance, all sins can be washed clean.


I pray that all of us will ask God to help us to believe in Truth, and seek Him above all else.



"Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, " If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. " "

John 8:31-32


God bless you! Have an enjoyable day!

Frank


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