Great topic! But please forgive my irreverence. I am just now surfacing after writing a particularly heavy article for The Seeker’s Dungeon, and am looking for some LIGHT now!
So here goes…
We don’t get much Street Art around here so I am improvising today.
We have plenty of “Road Art”… mostly created by teenagers or the winter sunrise.
Then there is the ever popular Driveway Art…featuring the Paper Boy, the local ant population, and the contribution of our neighborhood fruit trees…
(I seem to see ART in a lot of driveways…)
Next we have Pot Hole Art…
And the hard to miss Road-Side Art…creators unknown.
Oh, and then there is Wall Art (not to be confused with Walmart)…
And I guess I should include Driving-on-the-Street Art…
Also, Deck Art (not to be confused with Art Deco)
But my favorite might have to be Art SEEN from the Street…
The Rock, on San Juan Island…
I suppose I could count this sentimental shot as Street Art, of interest only to my mush-head family…
Or maybe this depressing Street Art, warning us of still another upcoming McMansion being built on our tiny lane…
Or, I we can go to the local yearly Art Fair to see Sidewalk Art…which I have to admit was pretty spectacular…
But as for actual Street Art around here….not so much!
I always liked this photo. I loved the weird light from outside, and the way the moisture had collected itself on my window. But I always thought there was something wrong with the picture, something missing, something I needed to add.
Today’s challenge made me think of it in a whole new way.
Maybe it’s something I have to remove from it….making less more…
Here’s my experiment. Tell me what you think.
These two are with the smaller dark strip more centered
I like the last one. It seems so much more full and alive with detail and color. And I like that it’s a little more difficult to identify.
Thanks for this interesting challenge. Now I’ll go out there and apply these lessons to my hectic day!
Here are some of my favorite photos of gifts from the Mother….
Ah, such a subjective theme.
In this context, we’re talking visual beauty…that we can capture with a camera…or at least, try to capture.
Maybe it’s because of my father’s lessons about being able to find something amazing to look at anytime, anywhere. (I just wrote this story about that.)
Or maybe it’s because I have spent so much of my life around people who are blind, including several up close and personal relationships, in which I was often called upon to describe something beautiful with words. (I often fell woefully short. I mean, YOU try describing an Abalone Shell with words!) Maybe my awareness of visual beauty just became heightened.
In any case, in my world, absolutely anything qualifies.
So picking photos for this topic is a challenge. I’m going to go photograph the first thing that came to mind (mostly because my son and grandsons just brought me souvenirs from their Spring Break trip to Hawaii).
Be right back. (7:22 AM, 4/20/19)
I’m Back. 9 AM. That was both a fun and frustrating experience. Delightfully fun to experiment. And frustrating to realize there is just no fully capturing the amazing beauty of an Abalone Shell…at least not with my camera equipment.
Of course, this post made me research the history, meaning and healing properties of the Abalone shell. What an amazing gift from Nature! Here’s one site.
https://www.energymuse.com/abalone-shell.html (this is basically an ad for jewelry, but full of info about the shell.)
And don’t even get me started on “creation”. I mean, the Abalone Shell! How in the world??? WHY in the world? Who first discovered the beauty hidden behind that “ugly”, rough exterior?? ETC. ETC.
Thanks for this Challenge. What a delight!!