WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SCALE

Erica V. says to make use of sizing, placement, and scale in this week’s photo. Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. Where and how you place other objects in the frame can completely change how another part of the picture looks.  This figure in Vigo dwarfs the dramatic landscape of the wild and rocky northwest coast of Spain.

 

 

Vigo in Galicia, Spain’s northwestern province, my favorite fishing port filled with art.

Toni 10/15/17

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: STRUCTURE

Jen H. says share a photo of the structure of something wonderful.

The Antler Arches in Jackson Hole, WY are great to the marrow.

The antlers are held in place by nothing more than friction and good placement, intertwined like a mega-jumbo puzzle.

 

All of the pieces come from the elk’s annual antler shedding, so no animals are harmed.  Scout’s honor.

Toni 9/3/17

Toni 9/3/17

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SATISFACTION

‘May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.’
— Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

 

Grand Canyon, AZ

 

Abbey proposes: No more cars in national parks. Let the people walk. Or ride horses, bicycles, mules, wild pigs–anything–but keep the automobiles and the motorcycles and all their motorized relatives out. We have agreed not to drive our automobiles into cathedrals, concert halls, art museums, legislative assemblies, private bedrooms and the other sanctums of our culture; we should treat our national parks with the same deference, for they, too, are holy places.

 

Edward Abbey

 

The more high-tech our lives become, the more we need nature to provide joy.  Researchers know that overall life satisfaction leads to a longer happier life.  And that’s the most amazing view of all.

 

Toni 7/29/17

 

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