Three more shots from the Franklin Park Conservatory. It is just a magical place, no matter what exhibit they have at the time. The dome lights change all the time, regardless. The field of lights are by artist Bruce Monroe, and the building under the clouds is just that. 😉
I look forward to the Weekly Photo Challenge so much! I am very grateful to have such a fun and creative avenue to look forward to. This week’s challenge is no different! How fun, “The Hue of You”. I like saying it too. My photo is a perfect self portrait. The colors, the textures, the softness, the holes, the scratches, the layers. Sometimes a picture really can say 1000 words. Thank you, Weekly Photo Challenge!
So, I entered a photo contest that looks very exciting. People can vote for you, but as we all know in art, it isn’t what you do, it’s who you know. At least that is how it seems a lot of the time. Right? So, I am trying to be brave and solicit help from all of my dear WordPress friends and ask you to vote for me. I entered a lot of my favorite sky/cloud/sunset photos, because they are the images that truly make me happy. Maybe they are a tad cliché, but hey, that is ok by me.
So here is the link, and you can see the photos there, or down below. You might recognize some of them. 😉
Thank you for your time! Sorry for the “shameless” self promotion!
The other day was so pretty! Big cumulus clouds in clear skies. I spent several hours taking a lot of photos and decided to end the day watching the sun set up at my favorite spot on Alum Creek. I decided to stick around as it grew darker just to make sure I didn’t miss something marvelous, as it had been a rather standard (not that I’m complaining) sunset. Part of the sky was getting pretty clouded over and usually it just gets rather dull and gray and dark. But suddenly a magenta glow appeared a bit north from where the sun went under. Then, WOW! It was so beautiful! I think even these Canadian Geese knew it was something very special! Colors so vibrant, it was a gift from nature!!!
I am really liking the abstract photos. I think these would look really great lit up from behind. While they have their own luminescence, the color the computer gives them might not be matched in a print.
For my weekly challenge, I decided to use an image that makes me think about the dialogue within an image, about the meaning and usage of detail. Can the viewer look beyond the image, especially in photography, beyond the details, the technique, the subject matter and see something else artistically without being asked to do so?
I took a series of photos deliberately out of focus, to concentrate on the composition, the color, the movement. Sometimes getting lost in the details, means losing the details. Like the saying “You can’t see the forest for the trees” my photo lets you see the whole rather than the individual. Opinions?