18 August 2014
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Notes on Monochromatic Phrases
Words scrape the surface. Or excavate tunnels under my breath.
Single lines connect, curve and spread themselves thin. Angles push light on crystalline-covered planes, Illusions prevail with dancing circles and simmering silver rays.
Contrasting tones mingle. Questions rise higher than linger.
Answers move across shadows and disappear or settle with a vengeance. Their stories float over the passage of place, And what is seen is a descendant from what was.
The silence of sight, Carries substance and weight, Fragments seize our perceptions, Drizzle contrasts and tones with meaningful reflections.
Blacks, whites, grays, silvers, The achromatic transforms. Shadows angle into view, Showing values of light and dark.
A hueless prism disperses tension, Creating drama and respect.
Conflict encourages confluence, contradiction, purity. Reflections cast beams of infinity’s hopes, And emit monochromatic phrases.
I wrote “Notes on Monochromatic Phrases” as an ode to this week’s Black-and-White Photo Challenge. Hope that you enjoyed my poem.
Tip of the Week: I just discovered the Monochrome Awards (click here), an International Black and White Photography website. Winners of the main categories compete for Monochrome Photographer of the Year (Professional) and Monochrome Discovery of the Year (Amateur). Categories for Professional are: Abstract, Advertising, Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, People, Photojournalism, Photomanipulation, Portrait, and Wildlife. Categories for Amateur are the same. Join their mailing list or enter the contest. Or simple view the marvelous works. Here is he work of one of the judges: Ted Preuss. Viewing the judges’ work is worth the visit to the site.
View other entries for this week’s challenge: Black and White
If you’d like to join the Photo Challenge, please click here for details. If you have any questions, please contact me. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming Photo Challenges:
1st Monday: Nature.
2nd Monday: Macro.
3rd Monday: Black and White.
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.