12 December 2016
Click on image to enlarge. Let me know what you think about this photomontage.
*********** The next mobile photography challenge will pay tribute to the New Year on Monday, 02 January. I will begin my cyber holiday at the end of this week, and wish you two weeks of calm and tranquility and lots of festive cheer. ****************************
This week I decided to take a quiet pause, to suspend disbelief and fog, to focus on a space that will bring me deep felt hope and optimism. How that translates is yet to be defined.
I believe that I will be on this spiritual pilgrimage of my own invention for much more than the week, probably indefinitely. The flower photomontage in the Lens section is part of this journey, which includes reflection and forward thinking. The image salutes a world that seems precarious, an image that speaks to possibilities and transformation in its layers and shades of unknowns.
Throughout the winter holidays: Let’s fine comfort and pleasure in the company of family and friends; Let merrymaking fill our thoughts; Let our emotions bubble with elation; Let distractions fade and appreciation persist.
I will see you for the next challenge on 02 January, when we can usher in the New Year, putting this very difficult 2016 to rest and in the past.
We can turn toward a lightness of being, a renewal of confidence in the future. My best to you and yours, Sally
***** “Sometimes a deep question is better than a straight answer.” ~~ The filmmaker Werner Herzog
Tip of the Week:
“The Radical Eye” is an acclaimed modernist photography exhibition from the Sir Elton John Collection. Sir John owns almost 8,000 images that date from the early twentieth century. The show, which is a glimpse into the artistic value of his collection, consists of seventy artists and one-hundred-and-fifty rare vintage prints. The exhibition is available at the Tate Modern in London until 07 May 2017. For further information go to the Tate’s website (here and here)
Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs Collection at UK’s National Portrait Gallery, said Mr. John was “very uncompromising in his collecting, and always sought out those examples that thrill when you see them. It’s incredible not just that he has a print of such and such,” he added, “but he has the print.”
For those of you that live in the UK or will be traveling to London, I urge you to take the opportunity to see this highly-praised exhibition.
****SIR ELTON JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION/ESTATE OF ANDRE KÉRTÉSZ/HIGHER PICTURES
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, Photomontage, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.