02 September 2013
Part One: Nature from Afar
Part Two: Nature Up Close
Let me know which is your favorite and why.
Finally, I did it. After hours of struggle to get an updated logo, I was able to change the challenge’s badge to reflect our relaunch in June. We went from iPhoneography as the focus to the more current Phoneography usage. Here is the URL for the new badge: http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/2458/1unb.png/
I’ve been a long-standing card-carrying member of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), whose work is honorable and noteworthy. Their tireless work on behalf of nature and human nature is exemplary. They diligently work to conserve and protect, to save species and restore habitats. Their work inspires and transforms.
This quote is printed on a bookmark (Yes, I read only handheld books.) that was enclosed in some literature from WWF (read about them here).
“Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better” –Albert Einstein.
While it may surprise some that he said those insightful words, Einstein was a pacifist–a pacifist who respected Mother Nature and the “structure of the world.” It is his monumental scientific gifts as well as his personal philosophy that make him one of my top-tier thinkers.
In the Lens section are examples of moments that spark my exhilaration for nature. Whether a single blade of grass gleaming from a touch of sunlight or a long view of a pond encircled by a natural meadow, I feel my best self as I observe Mother Nature’s artistry. It is a universe that I enjoy inhabiting each and every day. It is a universe that I honor and respect each and every day.
Tip of the Week: Arts Eye combines a brick-and-mortar gallery (Tucson, Arizona) and an online gallery. They collaborate with artists and art lovers to exhibit photography and works on canvas and paper. While they rotate photographs of phoneographers from around the globe, they also feature Phoneographers. Patricia Katchur, Lisa Jo Roden and JP Westenskow are currently part of their digital presence. Click here to see Arts Eye’s latest group of artists using their phones to still the world.
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Note: Here’s a reminder of the weekly schedule and themes for upcoming Phoneography Monday Challenges:
1st Monday: Nature
2nd Monday: Macro
3rd Monday: Black-and-White
4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).