This bridge in a quieter area of Venice is achingly beautiful in it’s simplicity . The mellow red brickwork edged sharply in white stone , the geometrical angles contrasting boldly with the curving steps and Arabesque windows of the ancient palace facade and the stark shadow of the handrail delineating each step all add up to a visual feast. There is mystery in the dark … More Edges – Photography 101
I was playing around with shots through my kitchen window and was fascinated with how real the reflected plant looks – much more solid and real than the kitchen. It made me think about how we often see some glaring fault in another, overlooking the real person, as we concentrate on their perceived shortcomings. As we … More Reflecting
Today’s topic – Treasure I had no trouble choosing a subject for this topic since I always think of my pastel sets as jewel boxes. Lift the lid and there lie luminous, pigment packed sticks of brilliance and light. Lucky me – I have boxes of treasure !
When I take photos as references for later paintings I often use my artist’s eye to create a composition close to what I will eventually paint. This is just something that happens naturally as I spend my time screening everything I see as a potential painting subject! I scan scenes looking for pleasing squares, portrait … More Cropping is my friend! Day 15 Photography 101
Scale – helping us to see the big picture. Luckily I took my phone with me on this mornings walk along Blackmans Bay foreshore. The sky was full of luminous breaks in the steely grey clouds and now and then the water was lit by a sliver of silver on the horizon. White sails flapped … More Scale – Day 14 photography 101
The tiny tinge of orange on these lime green petals really make the desert bloom sing.
I love the juxtaposition of this back lit “Dry Creek Ranch” sign against the stormy clouds.
Today I didn’t have time to get out and photograph so I pulled out some photos from a trip to the Italian Dolomites a few years ago. These peaks were enormous and dwarfed the surrounding area. I’m still not sure which format emphasises the scale the most . What do your think?
I love the way these old wooden boats sit cheek by jowl all connected by ropes to one line. Their reflections anchor them to the water and make wonderful abstract shapes that repeat throughout the photo.
I’m a big fan of the vertical photo format and I really liked the expanse of dark water filling the bottom 2/3rds reflecting the stormy clouds. Water is all about patterns, fluidity and reflections for me. The red and blue reflections add a bit of zing to this otherwise sombre scene. I’m lucky this dock … More Water- Day 3 photography 101