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Because of intense heat this week, I am doing something I have never done before in SkyWatch...I am posting archival shots. This afternoon thunderstorms are due to roll in...hooray. Hopefully, dramatic shots will appear.
If you have particular loves, I strongly suggest you shoot these objects of your affection. Antiques are, along with photography, one of my interests. In searching for items, I look for the unusual. Here is a handcrafted silver cup, with no maker's marks. The handle with bird appears to be sand cast. The age most likely is the late 1700s or early 1800s, but could be earlier. If anyone has an idea regarding its age, or country of origin, please let me know.
Every now and then, it is a good thing to reevaluate what you are doing and why? That is where I am today. At least once a year it is a good idea to read your camera's manual. Surprisingly, information that might have been overlooked previously surfaces. The same is true of your work. Sometimes one can be renewed by asking pertinent questions like:
Why did I start doing still life images? What is their purpose? What do I want to say? How can I say it?
Each image is unique. Each has a message. The images also expose the artist-photographer. Where the photographer (or artist) is emotionally is revealed.
Lately I want to step it up...to express myself more. Creating these photographic paintings is not merely a matter of camera, lights, action. There is something within each image saying something--crying out and sometimes even screaming. So when someone thinks anyone can do that, they had better think again. Not so easy to make a statement as well as a pleasant, or... not so pleasant, image.
Suggestion: Think about what you want to say with your photography. Plan out the image. Then, go for it.
The same is true for landscapes and portraits. A part of you goes into every image. That is the "magic." You are the "magic." You make it happen.
Was not happy with a photograph taken earlier today so...I revised it and developed this sepia image similar to the Digital Bromoil style I created several years ago. Tomorrow I may add finishing touches.
Special People: Photographers, Artists and Writers
Maya Angelou-Poet, Author
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The Arte y Pico Award
Thanks to Judith Heartsong. The Arte y Pico Award was created "to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and their talents, be it writing or artwork in all medias" and is given to bloggers who merit recognition for their creative efforts.
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