” Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once; just once, understand.” Unknown
there are days, many days when I get lost in my thoughts, working on photos. This quite time in my studio is like having my head in the clouds, and I can spend time thinking about the images I have taken. It is when I am in the “outside” world with my camera that I look, experience, explore and try to understand the world. To photograph the lines, textures, people and places, that touches my soul, and I hope touches yours.
time for doing and time for dreaming, are both important to the creative process.
Planning and decorating for the holidays have been on my mind this weekend, rather than actually doing anything to get ready for Christmas I decided to procrastinate and go through some previously taken holiday photos. This photo of a large outdoor Christmas tree actually looked more like a shooting star, especially when photographed close up and from an angle. It is one of my favorite holiday pictures. Are you getting ready for the holidays, or are you, like me, still in the planning stage?
The square plots of land of grassland, fields of grain, farm yards, the rivers and lakes sewn together like a large quilt covering the land.
I love this patchwork quilt of colour, our land is a great natural resource. I have added this photo to Jakesprinter Sunday Post photo challenge about natural resources. I would recommend you take look.
there are times when you need to let go of everything and to contemplate…. Water Poon
While in Vancouver we had time to visit the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden again, as I have said before it is a favorite place to spend a quiet morning. The cultural center was hosting a display of the art, and poetry of Water Poon. This image reminds me of his words, and I find it easy to sit quite, at least for a few minutes when I can watch the waves wash around the rocks, there is something in the quiet motion that is almost hypnotizing, that allows me to let go a find the stillness. The light and shadows across the water, ripples of waves. This image was taken using a slow shutter speed, blurring the water and emphasizing the light and shadows of the waves.
While it isn’t quite as good as sitting by the sea for a quite moment, I can now look at the photo and be reminded of the moments we had by the sea, and of Water Poon’s words.
The photo group I belong to was going on a photo walk last night, the rain dampened by enthusiasm for the project! So rather than going for out in the rain I decided to stay home. I have the gorgeous glass paperweight, that I thought would make some interesting macro photographs. So many little glass bubbles, swirls of color, set on a light table, with high key lighting it makes a beauiful abstract image.
I met Hannah on Sunday Mar 18, 2012, a group of us were getting together to work on a photo project. Hannah was one of our models, she was creative and lively and willing try just about anything. Her dress was a great contrast to the background. We didn’t get much to talk but I have since learned that she doesn’t like getting up in the morning for class and finds riding the bus boring! Hannah I hope your Wednesday is a good one!
I have this lovely glass vase, made by Vancouver glass artist Robert Held, using my Canon 100 mm macro lens I created some great abstract landscapes! Glass is amazing, and what artist like Robert Held do with it is even more amazing.
I have been participating in the photoblog challenges, the creative project for this week is glass, check out the other creative projects.
From June until September you can learn Tango in Central Park, NYC. Every Saturday at 6 pm a group gathers to dance, to demonstrate and to teach those who are interested. It was amazing to watch, and if I hadn’t been busy taking pictures I might have joined in the lesson. To watch the dancers weave their way around the cobblestone square was magic.