11 July 2016
I. Taken in Camera+
II. Taken in Camera+ and Edited in Polamatic
Let me know which you prefer. Click on image to enlarge, which takes you to another page. If you decide to leave a comment, please return to this page.
Ode to the Unseen:
Courting adventure. Courting endurance. Conspiring as though easily fulfilled.
Craving narratives that reveal the everyday through Wings and wishes colliding, Surrendering in plain sight.
Bearing witness to a fashionable facade. And offering sacrifice and deception.
Then discovering Mother Nature’s beckoning. Imprinting floating teardrops, amplified and rendered with floral patterns of transcendence.
Unveiling hidden talents of a singular daisy, nature fulfilling the heart’s crisis. Easing a gentle march toward the known.
Droplets slide over cantilevered petals. Slightly bold, yet deliberately demur.
Glancing into lives, Aesthetics reign, complex and simple.
Lines converge, Visualizing moods that shed pretense.
Irony of illusion and reality blend and intertwine, A singular daisy with architectural overtones.
Designing small memories, Light revises sensibilities, instigating voyeurism.
From absurdity to the daylight and nightlight, Clarity’s luxurious eloquence dwells in truth.
Tip of the Week: This week I want to introduce you to a TED Talk. In November 2010 British architect Michael Pawlyn’s spoke about “Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture.” His talk focused on how nature’s intricate designs are models for architectural environments. In 2007 he established a firm that specializes in biomimicry, which turns to nature to solve human problems.
From the TED website here is a description: “How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.” Pawlyn explains science in a way that pulls us into nature’s teeny tiny world of structures and explains how ideas from biology can be used to create sustainable designs. One example is the model of a termite mound that was used to build the Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. This project by Mike Pearce made comfortable living conditions in a tropical environment without air conditioning. To see the entire video (runs 13;46), click here.
View other entries for this week’s challenge:
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 would like to buy a print of any of my photographs or have any questions, please view the Contact Information found on the masthead. Thank you.
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, Panorama, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.