Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Architecture)

22 June 2015

Lens:

1. UD ISE Lab; Copyright © 2015 Sally W. Donatello All Rights Reserved/Lens and Pens by Sally

1. UD ISE Lab; Copyright © 2015 Sally W. Donatello All Rights Reserved/Lens and Pens by Sally

2. UD ISE Lab; Copyright © 2015 Sally W. Donatello All Rights Reserved/Lens and Pens by Sally

2. UD ISE Lab; Copyright © 2015 Sally W. Donatello All Rights Reserved/Lens and Pens by Sally

3. UD ISE Lab; Copyright © 2015 Sally W. Donatello All Rights Reserved/Lens and Pens by Sally

3. UD ISE Lab; Copyright © 2015 Sally W. Donatello All Rights Reserved/Lens and Pens by Sally

Let me know which you prefer and why. I suggest that you click onto each image to enlarge.

Pens:

“Photography is, and has been since its inception, a fabulously broad church. Contemporary practice demonstrates that the medium can be a prompt, a process, a vehicle, a collective pursuit, and not just the physical end product of solitary artists’ endeavors.” ~~ Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, no. 210, Spring 2013

“Contemporary art photographers are opening up new ways of thinking about the medium.” ~~ Charlotte Cotton, Aperture, no. 201, Spring 2013

Photography and its evolution as an art form has never been more spirited. Its evergreen nature is boundless, and in the twenty-first century shored by the digital age.

Human inventiveness is seen with all its colors and ribbons in the field of technology, which seems to incorporate all disciplines in the guise of its products. Photography is one of its progeny that emulates and exudes triumphant experimentation.

Within the Internet’s reach the art of the photograph continues to escalate into unknown territory, unchartered and even unfathomable. While everyone can participate in this coming of age, there is little doubt that we are on the cusp of more change in the arts with its technical revolution and exponential effect upon art history.

Tip of the Week:

Art is meant to illicit doubt, dialogue, emotions, joy, thought and uncertainty; it is meant to provoke in calming and unsettling ways and everything in between those reactions. It is the artist’s responsibility to give us something to consider, to digest, to ponder, to query.

Talia Chetrit (American photographer, 1982) is known for her individual interpretation of classic subjects such as fashion, life and portraiture. One of her latest projects used her work as a thirteen-year old–work that returned to family albums that she created. It gave her the opportunity to see how her work has evolved, and then “reworking” the photographs for her current aesthetics and perspective. She creates images that fictionalize what she sees without manipulating the image itself.

Chetrit is one of the current photographers who is pushing the boundaries of what we see. The goal,” she says, is to be “limited to what’s actually in front of you. But by isolating it and decontextualizing it, you can present something that never existed.” You can view her work here and here. It’s worth your perusal.

"Hand on Body (Mouth)," Talia Chetrit, 2012

“Hand on Body (Mouth),” Talia Chetrit, 2012

View other entries for this week’s challenge:

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-challengers-choice-sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice/

https://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-rainbow/

https://streetsofsfphotos.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/smile-for-the-camera/

https://angelinem.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-reflections-of-art/

http://luciledegodoy.com/2015/06/22/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-design/

https://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/sally-ds-mobile-challenge-a-friendly-fantail/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/flights-of-fancy-for-sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge/

https://chasinglifeandfindingdreams.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/simple-pure-and-sweet/

https://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/photography/

https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/mobile-photography-and-mundane-monday/

https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-challengers-choice/

https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-challengers-choice-architecture/

http://nwframeofmind.com/2015/06/24/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-cold-brew-coffee-on-a-hot-summer-day/

http://ohmsweetohm.me/2015/06/24/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-travel/

Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog. My photographs for the mobile photography challenge are taken with an iPhone 6.

If you’d like to join this Mobile Photography Challenge, please click here for details and history of the challenge. If you have any questions, please contact me. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming 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.

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62 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice (Architecture)

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  2. I rather like the moodiness of the first image.

  3. Madhu says:

    I find no.1 too dark. I prefer the the last one with the right balance of light and shadow compared to the blown out details in the second.

  4. Your subconscious seems to have taken to smoking cigars, Sally, because in this post’s last paragraph you wrote Cheroot instead of Chetrit.

  5. Tina Schell says:

    I’m partial to the first Sally. The deeper hues are more appealing to my eye. Love the light throughout.

  6. I like the series as a whole, seeing how the direction of the light changes the architectural expression – a study of light and forms.

  7. LaVagabonde says:

    I prefer the second one, because the sky becomes a neutral background (takes away the distraction of the clouds) and brings the focus to the geometric lines of the buildings and ground.

  8. Stunning images my friends. Always a moving visual spectacle. I agree when you wrote, “Art is meant to illicit doubt, dialogue, emotions, joy, thought and uncertainty; it is meant to provoke in calming and unsettling ways and everything in between those reactions. It is the artist’s responsibility to give us something to consider, to digest, to ponder, to query. ” Have a wonderful Summer and best of blessings to you and your family.

  9. Sally, I like the 3rd image the most. Lots of contrast and graphic composition.

    Here is my entry for the week: http://wp.me/p24idL-3aB

  10. I can pick favorite elements from each image, Sally but #3 is my overall favorite this week. 🙂 The crisp geometric lines at the bottom right are fantastic.

  11. Dina says:

    Lovely shots, Sally. I prefer the second image because of the proportion of shadows.
    Best regards, Dina

  12. Maria F. says:

    I like it; it’s so geometric!

  13. Fantastic architecture shots!! I love the first because of the shadows. It has an abstract pattern look!

  14. Indira says:

    Nice photos Sally. I liked the second one because of it’s right proportion of shadows. They don’t shadow the objects entirely.

  15. Great shot. I like the middle shot – I think that showing all the details makes it a more pleasing image for me.

  16. Hi Sally, I think this week I prefer the third. The sky is awesome in the first, and the second, is darker and evokes a more emotional response and the third lit up my screen when I enlarged it. Even though it is monochrome, I like the way it brings out all the detail in the buildings. Have an excellent week. I like challenger’s choice week!
    https://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/photography/

  17. elisa ruland says:

    Hi Sally. The second shot was my favorite until I saw the third, which I liked for the emphasis on the lines in the courtyard that drew the eye further in the photograph. I felt as though we were part of a lighting experiment, and if that was the case, I was glad to participate!

  18. Lignum Draco says:

    Who knows where photography as art, and technology will be in 20 years time. There are many boundaries to explore, and break.

    I quite like the high keys in #2, which accentuates the lines further in B&W.

    • Lovely to hear from you, and I appreciate your response to my post. The journey that photography will take over the next few decades will be (as you implied) boundless and bold experimentation. Thanks.

  19. Good day, Sally.
    I preferred the first photo from the first sight, because high contrast photos attract me the most. Reading your words about art, confirms my “from the gut” choice.
    Thank you for the links. I browsed through it and enjoyed it.
    Cheers,
    Lucile

  20. The first one is my favorite The Clouds! O My The Clouds!
    Photography…exudes triumphant experimentation I’ll think on that for a while for sure.

  21. Sue says:

    Hi Sally….before I read your words, I chose number 1 for the questions it poses…and then reading your words about art being meant to elicit questions, doubt, emotions etc. that was reaffirmed.

  22. Angeline M says:

    I also like the middle photo with the clarity of the architecture on the left of the foreground building as well as on the building on the right with that window that pops out. I enjoyed Charlotte Cotton’s quotes very much, and really look forward to exploring Talia Chetrit’s works. Your Pens section this week is a wonderful treat.
    https://angelinem.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-reflections-of-art/

  23. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing your insights about art, Sally. I like your architecture photos, especially the third one. I’ll have my entry ready for you tomorrow. 🙂

  24. Helen C says:

    Good morning, Sally. I like the first one. Even though I couldn’t see all the details, the light, the darkness, the diagonal bright lines on the bottom right, the clouds… everything attracts me.
    Thanks for giving us something to consider, to digest, to ponder, to query, week after week… Have a wonderful day!

  25. RMW says:

    #2 is a little over exposed for me and #3 a little under…. so somewhere between the two as I like seeing the details but also want the texture. Then adjust the sky to look like #1 and you have it! And I like the lines leading the eye to the far building.

  26. LavendarLadi says:

    I’m drawn to the contrast in the third photo. I liked the first but found the darkness of the building to the left distracting. I love exploring your photos!

  27. A good Monday morning to you, Sally. Having the challenge to look forward to makes Monday a special day.

    Today I knew immediately which photo I preferred (you may want to mark that on your calender): the middle one. I like being able to see all the detail, especially the part of the building on the right that sticks out from the rest of the structure.

    I hope the rest of your week is wonder-filled. As for ours, I just hope for no more rain for a few days at least, although the forecast is talking about rain this evening. Our grass is soon going to need a flock of sheep to get it back in shape. 🙂

    janet

    • Janet, that’s lovely. I enjoy Mondays for the same reason. Yes, we’ve had on onslaught of storms for the last two weeks. My garden is luscious, but I feel a bit selfish when I think of the drought on the West Coast. Oh, and wild things grow among the perennials. Happy summer. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment.

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