“The Weed”

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”  – Leonardo da Vinci

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“In the beginning was simplicity”    Richard Dawkins

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I don’t know the name of it (and really don’t care). The images have been sitting on file for a while – one of these little objects I bring home and prop them up for some shots.
At the time the question was: What to do with them? How to set the lighting? Light or dark background? Colour or B&W? How to frame, how much negative space? 
Later/Now I stumble upon them and they make a good conversation piece. How did they come to be? Maybe “inspiration” for some … for lack of a better word. Don’t like that word though. Origin: ‘spiritus, us, m., Lat: the ghost … “spiritualism” = “the believe in ghosts”. As if creative people were getting up in the morning and sit around, waiting for some divine input from above … nonsense … no ghosts, no spirits … creativity comes from YOU, from your brain – playing, experimenting, risk-taking, making mistakes … work !! 
Back to the topic 🙂 … Long winter nights … perfect for little studies of light and shape … with anything, even weeds … “the object is meaningless … the light is everything” It’s all up to you … to make something out of nothing … 
Neville’s single malt is waiting … Cheers!!

PS: could have titled it just “Weed” – but it would have created false expectations 🙂

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“The Water’s Edge”

“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking. Realism is just the repetition of what we already know and does not require much thought”                            Patricia Cole-Ferullo

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“You can’t look at abstract art without thinking. Realism is just the repetition of what we already know and does not require much thought”  –  Patricia Cole-Ferullo

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“Do not copy nature too much. All art is an abstraction”  – Paul Gauguin

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Some impressions … well … from Lake Superor’s shores … but it doesn’t matter … 
Some may ask: “What is that?” … at least to some of the images. Hover over them and you’ll find an explanation (works in blog only) … but it really doesn’t matter.
The object is meaningless … the name, the label. The light is everything … the shape, the texture …

Van Gogh did not paint sunflowers because he was especially interested in botany or bird seeds …
Vermeer wasn’t interested who the girl was, but how the light falls on her face.

It does not matter how abstract / non-representational you get – it’s a unique quality of photography … abstractness and realness at the same time.

Getting bored with the postcardy grand vistas and worn out sunsets? Try the little things amongst your feet and frame them so that people will ask … “what is it?”

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“The Fog-II”

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”      Edgar Degas

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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather                                               ― John Ruskin

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I’m about to go back to Pukaskwa Natl. Park for my workshops and haven’t edited all shots from the previous visit yet. So-here are some more fog images.
Three of them show my camping-tarp … shots I would usually avoid. Days of fog at Superior are just magic and more interesting in any way than sunny, blue-sky ones. As a matter of fact, sunny, mid-day light would be my last choice … anywhere. The first ‘fog-blog’ showed more of it hovering in the distance, but here we’re right in it … thick and quiet. Going back, I hope for a major storm and dark clouds. 

Workshops start Thursday, August 29

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