I am David Crellen

Cinco de Mayo by David Crellen

I use the “digital darkroom” to spin my imagination into reality.  Having spent many years using my photographic and digital skills in the commercial world I am now seriously pursuing my lifelong dream of applying this creativity to the visual arts.    My work has been juried into The Art of Digital shows in San Diego.

On this website I will (eventually) be showing all of my work that is available for sale plus my rants.

I am active in many fields and, as a result, feel I have something to say.  I will be espousing these thoughts in my Blog so please subscribe to my blog's RSS so you can be one of my followers.

Most of my art is available in custom formats such as large gallery-wrapped canvas, standard canvas for framing and large-format matte or glossy prints.  Each print will be hand-signed by me (unsigned by special request) and are guaranteed lifetime fade-free. All prints 16 x 20 and larger are limited editions.  As I recognize that you have not seen the print prior to purchase, I will refund you fully and without questions for any print returned in new condition within 30 days of its shipment to you.

The Key to Success

The best future for those who think they are left behind is to step into the shoes and think like an immigrant. Chances are the immigrant came to this country under political or economic duress. But they didn't give up. They toiled and sacrificed not for themselves but to assure their children would have a better and financially stable life, even if they had to take demeaning jobs that no one else would do. They usually succeed which most of us can attest to as we are here because of our successful, dedicated immigrant ancestors.

So let's put hatred, bigotry and racism behind us. We can all succeed in life if we think like those who know that life can, indeed, be better -- but only if we work hard at it and think of the future that opens up.

This New York Times piece is a sad example of how bigotry and ignorance manifests itself.

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Told My Family to Go Back to China




Should You Feel Sorry for Samsung?

Samsung's burned out Note 7 smartphone

Samsung permanently discontinued production of their new Note 7 smartphone.  This is a grand example of how greed can throw you completely off course.  The following is a piece Bloomberg published in mid-September and is a reminder the company brought this on themselves:

NY Times Op-ed on Candidate Tax Returns

I believe everyone knows the New York Times’ opinion on the presidential campaign.  Aside from that bias, however, this op-ed piece from a credible writer that the Times published is more of a “let’s all be on the same page for presidential worthiness comparison” message.  It’s a message to Mr. Trump on how to easily get onto that same page and remove (or add) one of the reasons to oppose his election.

Tango Contemplates: We must make hard choices to save planet

We must make hard choices to save planet - Tango Contemplates

Regarding “Earth’s crossroads” (Sept. 11, San Diego Union-Tribune): About 3.5 billion years of beautiful, delicately balanced evolution appears about to go up in a puff thanks to what seems like a bad biological experiment called the human race.

The Week That Was on Facebook #32

These are from my Facebook page for the week ending August 13, 2016

August 12
"Killing an animal that for five million years has had an important role to play in nature is an act of adolescence. As long as urbanites keep their dogs and cats inside at night, coyotes pose no unique or overwhelming danger..." - NY Times

Life, Death & Self-Driving ....

Self-Driving VehicleThe US government is pondering requiring autonomous, self driving vehicles to incorporate in altruistic algorithm that would make life or death calculations to kill the fewest people possible in an anticipated accident. The decision could be to sacrifice the vehicle's occupants in order to save more pedestrians in jeopardy.

What about the vehicle that is built with a latest self-learning smart computer? (Named Dave?) Could this computer's brain evolve a self-preservation instinct and countermand the government's altruistic algorithm?

Stanley Kibrick here we come ... (15 years late)

Here is a supporting article from The Economist:

Encrypted Extreme

In his recent blog in Apple Insider, Daniel Eran Dilger explains the reality of encryption: "Real encryption means that the data is absolutely scrambled, the same way that a paper shredder absolutely obliterates documents".

Imagine a future headline: "In addition to the recently enacted law requiring all softw ...

Putin On The Ritz (Crackers)

Dateline San Diego: Wednesday, 19th of August 2015.

Putin on the Ritz

Today's headline: "Woman caught leaving Trader Joe's with a large wedge of Edam cheese!"

She would face criminal charges and a possible life sentence if this occurred in Russia today. Ref: "Putin gets tough on illicit cheese."

Question of the day: What is a Russian fondue? It's called "Putin on the Ritz – or the naked cracker!"

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