half shadow, half light

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a final image for the “half and half” photo challenge:

this is a part of an aquarell painting i experimented with this week, with the light and shadow being like a second layer of the image when taking the photo.

and a “shadow” quote:

“So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

half and half sky

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I still remember driving this island road, first in the sun, then in the shadow of those huge clouds, and then in rain. The photo is from Lanzarote island.

And a half quote:

“A mirror does not exist by itself. A mirror is a half. Half is done by the piece. The other half has to be done by the beholder. You need to be the half to see what you’re looking for, so the mirror can exist.”
– Cristiane Serruya

Inspired by sky friday, and by the current photo challenge: “This week, share an image that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively. You could focus on composition and take a photo with an explicit dividing line. Or take the theme in other directions.”

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Here are more skies from everywhere: skywatch friday 
and here’s the stream of “Half and half” photos + the call: photo challenge “Half and half”

patterns of green

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a photo-play with a tree art installation (which is based on several mirrors installed in between trees), combined with digitally mirroring the image:

all those patterns that emerge in nature, and also: the way patterns get enhanced and transformed by a mirror.

links:
here’s the original blog note about the tree installation, in my other blog: green sky / yellow garden

and here are more patterns from around the world: photo friday

human symbolism & photography

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The new photo challenge theme is “Symbol” – and with it, a reflection on life, perception, and photography:

“Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information.

Photography is often the same; an image illustrates a single moment in time, or captures an object in perpetuity. Much like symbols, photographs, too, may conjure vivid memories and mean a wide range of things to different people.”

A good theme to reflect while going through files. It made me think of basic shapes – and of this symbolic cirlce of figures. This is in Mallorca, in a gallery with art garden.

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Here’s the stream of “Symbol” photos + the call: photo challenge “Symbol”