In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Afloat.”
These are a couple of shots in my collection that suggest a feeling of “Afloat” to me.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Blur.”
Thick fog or cloud banks often cloak the night sky over the northern California Coastal Range. On the evening of the Easter Vigil a rising full moon, with its glowing intensity, managed to burn through the dark ultramarine canvas, leaving only a smudge or blur above the lunar disk.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ephemeral.”
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?.”
And here are several of my sketches and a painting I think have some interesting, though more subtle, hues of orange. The first at left is a quick, colored sketch of Verocchio’s sculpture of David, which has nice orange ochre hues; the sketch to the right is of a model at a recent life drawing session, and has some interesting orange pastel shading; and the final, bottom painting has white gesso, purple, and a vivid reddish orange design.
Tide Pool creatures live in a world defined by a changing depth of perhaps fifteen or twenty feet, and may have only the dimmest sort of consciousness–that the mother tide shall return with a sustenance and embryonic fluid needed for protection and propagation. We humans live with what is thought to be the highest sense of consciousness, and in a somewhat deeper layer of sustaining gases and nutrients–perhaps reaching to twenty thousand feet. How infinitesimally small both layers are when thinking of a universe that continues to expand in depths measured in billions of light years.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Shadowed.”
Thinking of our new photo theme, “Shadowed,” it can sometimes prompt a certain sense of apprehension, perhaps in cloaking some object or scene that has drawn our attention. Shadowing is almost like a physical presence as it physically moves with time across our view, dimming or perhaps obliterating color, causing us to almost lose some perception of depth in our field of view.
The first photo of a darkening, rocky coastline is of that sort. The second photo presenting a shaft of sunlight entering a room shows a shadowing effect that dramatizes boundary effects between light and darkness. In extreme light, color becomes washed out, and in extreme shadow any color is cloaked in darkness. Notice how in the transition area between light and darkness, color is at its richest in saturation.
And finally, to remove the solemnity of shadowing discussions, we have a possible crowd pleaser, the charming cat photograph, which few can grumble over (I hope). Here, my cat Tock creeps out of the obscuring shadows to “startle” his House Mate. (Alas, Tock is no longer with me; he disappeared months later I’m sad to say)>