Windows, Windows, Windows

Edward Hopper’s wife, when asked, “What is the most difficult aspect of being married to a great artist?”… “It took me a long time to realize that when he is looking out the window, he is working.” – Josephine Nivison Hopper Russ has created a blog dedicated to windows – a little bit of window heaven – a place to view some creative and really … Continue reading Windows, Windows, Windows

Lighting Effects

Photographers and artists love light – light makes shadow, light gives focus, light creates drama and interest.  I have been spending (way too much) time cataloguing my archives and found some experiments I had done using Photoshop Elements 8 lighting effects (found under filters/render)  There are LOTS of things I can’t figure out in Photoshop but I found this and played with it.  I converted … Continue reading Lighting Effects

Focus, focus, focus

I’m a person with a camera, but I’m not a capital “P” Photographer, and I take pictures with a point-and-shoot with a few small bells and a whistle or two.  The Weekly Photo Challenge is Focus and there is an explanation about depth of field.   This one, shot this afternoon in the garden, shows a shallow depth of field achieved with my point and … Continue reading Focus, focus, focus

Carefree why can we not be?

When I think ‘carefree’ I think, ‘children’ – although sadly that is not true of all our children.  This shot of children gaggling along a street on a school outing gives rise to thoughts of a carefree time as summer holidays approach and school days are free of books and classrooms and filled instead with chattering children holding hands and skipping in the sunshine. Taken … Continue reading Carefree why can we not be?

Frank Lloyd’s Right

“A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright

Rotterdam was one of the cities severely damaged during World War II. On May 14, 1940 a bombing blitz destroyed almost the entire city core, and along with it, much of Rotterdam’s historical architecture.

With so much destroyed, it seemed the city became a blank slate for architects. Rather than try to rebuild what was lost, Rotterdam chose to move to the next age. The city is burgeoning with modern, edgy architectural designs.  Some, like the cube houses are weird and fun, although I can’t imagine living in one.  Some are just weird … Continue reading “Frank Lloyd’s Right”

A photo is worth a 1000 words

The weekly photo challenge is: Foreshadow

Foreshadow: to represent, indicate, or typify beforehand.  I got stuck on this one – dark clouds scudding across the sky tells of the coming storm but … couldn’t think of any other examples.   Foreshadow has a dark connotation to me, alluding to something unpleasant.

So I looked up related words –  anticipate, foreknow, foresee; forecast, foretell, predict, prognosticate, prophesy; forewarn; augur, bode, forebode (also forbode), portend, presage, promise; allude, connote, hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest –

Which led to the clichéd “1000 words” … and all the possible stories hidden in a photo.  I’ve selected four … Continue reading “A photo is worth a 1000 words”