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In the Water

Another photo taken at Granite Basin Lake- this time JUST the reflection. I love how abstract and painterly the weeds look reflected in the water.



Healing

Another in my series for my Unity class


Nativity

Here is the second in my Stations of the Cross series- Nativity. I started with a photo taken of the sun rising from our driveway. When I started working on my image, I noticed a single star in the sky, which I had not seen when I took the photo. I replaced it with the “Christmas Star” (the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction photographed last December). In this photo you can just barely see Jupiter and four of its moons and Saturn with its rings blurred.  And then, I of course did some creative editing! 🙂


Creation

I am taking an eight week class through my church where we all create art! There are painters, mixed media artists, musicians, and at least one photographer (!) coming together to have discussions based on assigned readings and then create art in response. Each week we share art with each other in our zoom meetings.

I had imagined this would be similar to contemplative photography, which I am familiar with, but it turned out to be based on Stations of the Cross, which is totally outside my experience. The class explores the metaphysical meanings of the stations as related to our own lives. This is way outside my comfort zone, but the excellent teacher and interesting classmates are making this a wonderful experience!

Week One- Creation


Roofline Abstract No. 3- Homebound

This is the third in my series of roofline abstracts and was not taken on a photo trip like the other two. This is a multiple exposure, multi-layered image from photos shot from my own driveway. Since March, I have missed trips to Alaska, Minnesota, and southern Arizona- as well as several likely California trips, so it’s up to me to find (or make) photo opportunities where I can. Unlike many others, I have not suffered during the pandemic- but I am getting eager to experience some new places beyond home.


Rooflines of Bodie

This is second in my rooflines series- rooflines of Bodie.


Roofline Abstract- Castle Dome

When out shooting, I often find myself taking photos of rooflines. I guess I’m attracted to the diagonal lines, especially when they intersect with the diagonals of other roofs. I have been putting together a little series of roofline abstracts created by layering two or more photos together to create even more roofline diagonals.

Below is a roofline abstract from Castle Dome, an old mining town here in Arizona.


Abstractification and Impressionization

Yeah- probably not real words- but I had fun yesterday “abstractifying and impressionizing” this multiple exposure photo of a building and archway on the University of New Mexico campus. I added another photo layer, one of my own textures, and a few grunge brushstrokes before doing some color adjustments. I like the effects and thoroughly enjoyed myself!


Lit from Within

Another trip to my photo archives- a fun edit of a barrel cactus.


Twirl and Swirl

Here’s another photo art project.  I have to admit that creating these swirling and twirling images is pretty addictive.


Just Some Homebound Fun

Monday’s image changed up with a little Photoshop magic.  Oh, the things you learn when you’re stuck at home!


One or the Other

I love the smooth water color look of the reflection contrasted with the tangles of the weeds on shore. These days my brain sometimes feels like those tangled weeds- a million jangled thoughts and worries. But I do prefer the watery reflection.

We are doing fine, trying to stay calm like the water. I hope you all are doing well!

Captured at Watson Lake here in Prescott- and edited as an abstract.


Rippled

Below is a detail shot from Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. I fell in love with the rippled landscape.


All that Glitters

For our courthouse assignment, I took some photos of the bottom of the fountain. A couple of our class members also used the fountain as their photo subject, and there were some GORGEOUS abstracts created! I revisited my fountain shots and decided to post this one, which has an emphasis on the pennies that had been tossed in with a wish. I love how the water distorts the tiles and the pennies themselves.

 


Watercolors

Eagle River, Alaska reflections