Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh Lovely Earth....

Wishing I could make this photo ENORMOUS and put it on a wall somewhere!
When you work up close as artists do, getting space is essential so that you
can keep your viewpoint fresh.
This gorgeous scene was on a light misty rain sort of day in the Maryland countryside.
That's Sugarloaf Mountain in the background.
Well around here, WE call it a mountain!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Even in rain

I attended a concert this summer that was on wonderful open park grounds. Part of the theater is under cover, but then there is very popular lawn area as well.
I passed this scene as we were walking to the theater.
We had just eaten (under cover), but here you see someone who was having their meal only under cover of dripping tree branches and their umbrella.
How it actually felt to be there and how it looked is quite different.
I see romance in this scene as I am not having to directly experience it!
Then I think of what photographers have to do to get their artful shots.
We see the striking end result, never thinking that theyare
suffering heat or freezing cold, cramped waiting, bugs, scary heights,
and lord knows what all.
Artists often make the art they see more important than their comfort.

The Grass is Just as Green

Here is my very own garden.
I see it every day.
Do I SEE it every day?
That's the thing.....LOOK!