Exhibit Selections – ep. 3

Hope after the storm

The input that I received from many readers has been instrumental in helping me decide on the Yoga Tree images that will be included in the exhibit at my place of employment.

The exhibit will include 10-12 prints of the Yoga Tree with each print being 16×16 inches in a 24×24 frame.  Thus most of the exhibit will provide a very homogeneous view of Yoga Tree, which gives me the opportunity to provide seasonally contrasting views.  I will be curious about the response to this exhibit.

Here’s the third of the Yoga Tree images that are included…

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Stormbreaker

This image was captured early morning on the first day of Spring in 2014.  The ground was still pretty cold, as we had a lot of Winter and snow leading up to this day.  Overnight stormclouds were still in the sky, as morning light is showing the first break in the clouds.

This is one of the darker images of the Yoga Tree in my collection; despite its more somber tone, there is hope in the light showing at the horizon, as we know that things are just getting better.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.  For printing, I did a bit of sharpening and some tonal adjustment in Photoshop.  This image will be printed on a high-quality pearlescent paper to provide a little bit of extra pop to the image.

Exhibit Selections – ep. 2

Birth of a star

The input that I received from many readers has been instrumental in helping me decide on the Yoga Tree images that will be included in the exhibit at my place of employment.

As there is room for 10-12 images, I have selected 12 to ensure that no space is unused.  In addition to a set of Yoga Tree images, there will be one additional print that has been requested by the Art Committee, which I will reveal at the end of this series of posts.

Here’s the second of the Yoga Tree images that are included…

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Sun’s Birth

One of the great advantages of Winter is that we don’t have to get up as early to be up at the crack of dawn.  On this morning in December, I got the opportunity to see the Sun’s appearance and position it in this location, relative to the Yoga Tree, giving the suggestion that the Sun makes its daily appearance from the life-giving tree.

With a hint of snow in this image and a clear Winter’s sky, we see a very bare-bones view of the Yoga Tree, showing her glorious pose at the start of her Sun Salutation.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 4S using the standard Camera app.  For printing, I did a bit of sharpening and some tonal adjustment in Photoshop.  This image will be printed on a high-quality pearlescent paper to provide a little bit of extra pop to the image.

Daily Prompt – Burn seems to fit this one rather nicely!

Exhibit Selections – ep. 1

Wisdom across the ages

It took me a bit longer to gather the final list of images for the exhibit that I will be doing at work, but I’m there!  First of all, thank you very much to each of you for your input on the images, as it has been invaluable in helping me decide.

The amount of wall space that I get to use allows for around 10-12 images, plus an extra spot where I will put a larger print.  The bulk of the images will be the Yoga Tree and the one print that is not was requested especially by the folks at work.

Here’s the first of the Yoga Tree images that are included…

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The Wise Tree

The Wise Tree stands with grace and wisdom garnered across decades

This image is from November, 2013, before we had any hard frost, as you can tell from the fact that there are still quite a number of leaves that didn’t fall off despite having died; usually a hard overnight frost will cause leaves to loosen to the point where even a slight breeze will send them dwindling to the ground.

On this particular morning, I was really attracted by the cloud pattern that I noticed in the sky, which fueled my decision to go and photograph the Yoga Tree.  When I saw her standing against this sky, in front of the rising Sun, I was reminded how she must have seen and experienced much across the decades, filling her with wisdom to be cherished by all of us.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 4S using the standard Camera app.  For printing, I did a bit os sharpening and some tonal adjustment in Photoshop.  The paper that I use for this print has a slight bit of gold flake in it, which further warms the tones of the lower section of the photo.

 

Saturday’s Sunrise – pt 6

The day ahead…

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning, which looks to develop into a pretty warm day!  Luckily there’s no shortage of things to do around the house and in the yard, which will be done one at  time!

As I was looking at some of the sunrise images in my collection, I came across this Autumn shot from a couple of years ago, which caught my eye…

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Morning Reflections

The bit of haze across the pond and the serenity of the scene, make this one worthwhile for contemplating the day ahead and all its promises.

Have a wonderful day!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.

Daily Prompt – Transformation

Change might be constant

Today’s theme in the WordPress Daily Prompt is Transformation.  Of course, there’s more than one angle to take on this topic, so I decided to go into the landscape direction for this one.

Transformation happens in Nature quite regularly, as seasons, weather and time combine to draw ever changing scenery around us.  Some changes are almost imperceptible, while others are quite dramatic.

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Blue Pond

In ‘Blue Pond‘, we see a number of factors come together, as the Winter season has left its mark, while weather and time have changed the trees around the pond.  Nature draws us a complex tableau with beauty in many elements.

Hope you enjoy!

Technical Details

This image was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were at 1/60s and f/11 at 400 ISO.

 

In response to Daily Prompt – Transformation.

Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 4

Final batch of Yoga!

Here’s the fourth and final installment of the selection of Yoga Tree images, from which I will put together the exhibit at my place of employment.  For this installment, I’m giving you six images, from which to select your favorites; you’re allowed to select more than one, if you like them 🙂

There are no real absolute must-haves in this grouping, although I do lean towards one or two of them.  If you’d like another look at the first or second installment of images, the can be found in Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 1Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol.2 and  Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 3.

As always, I am very much looking forward to hearing your thouhgts on these images.

Thank you for your help!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lines

A line in the sand

Hard to believe that this is already the eighth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Last week’s theme of Flowers certainly found a lot of fans, which means that it was a bit more of a brain twister for me to come up with something that I think might pique just as much interest.  This led me to depart from Nature’s beauty and head into the direction of geometry for this week’s theme: Lines.

Lines are all around us, to such an extent that our brains have learned to interpret them as visual cues that can both be useful and misleading.  In photography, we often use lines to lead the eye in a certain direction, as the image is not entered all at once, but rather specific clues are picked up, from which we assemble the overall image. [If there’s interest, I’ll be happy to do a post or two on how the brain processes images and its impact on effective photography].

So, this week, bring some lines to bear in your photography, and I’d love to read how you saw them come together in your image.  I think that this can provide some interesting imagery!

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The Line.

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

This topic might be a bit of a brain/visual stretch, but I have every confidence in all of you!!

Technical Details

This image was captured using an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app; Instagram was used for a bit of sharpening.  The dichotomy between the right and left sides of the image is due to the angle of the sunlight playing with the iPhone lens.