17 April 2017
Taken in Camera+ and edited in Snapseed and Pixlr
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This composite sheds my own convention by the inclusion of a line of my poetry: humanity mourns, democracy contrasts meaning.
Sometimes my intention in characterizing nature is remiss, remiss to reveal my inner narrative. So this image represents experimentation to pose words as part of the visual narrative, and therein express its deeper meaning. And for me the combination of palm trees layered upon windows (of the world looking in, looking out) are an apt symbol.
The forces of nature are under systematic attack. This assault exhausts me, because it is senseless to be alive in 2017 and dismiss the implications of human intervention in climate change and global warming. It leaves me distraught and in a state of anger and puzzlement. But never deterred.
Angles and lines harbor tension–tension felt through the air we breathe, the path humanity walks, the earth’s cry for fulfilling our responsibility to its destiny. So I’ve created a photomontage that shows ecological presence and a slow glacial observance of human interference that blends a slice of the natural world as representative of its entirety.
Tip of the Week:
The website bw/vision: B&W Photography with Vision has an article that lists (in the author’s opinion) the top ten photographers from history. He also adds another five, because it’s obvious that there are numerous of photography’s masters to study. “Top 10 photographers who influenced photography to become what it is today … ” by Joel Tjintjelaar is worth the perusal, even if it’s only a reminder of these giants’ contributions.
The author says, “I’ve compiled a list of famous photographers who have had a decisive influence on photography as an art form as we know it today. I’ve categorized the photographers in several genres that are considered fine art genres. If you’re a serious photographer and don’t know the photographers or their work yet, then you really should start getting to know them! The photographers are randomly ordered and the order doesn’t reflect any ranking nor does this pretend to be an extensive list.”
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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.