Wednesday, May 29, 2013

52 Photos Project: Uncommon Shapes

The 52 Photos Project theme this week is

Uncommon shapes. . . . 

this assignment intrigued me 

"Born Again into Color" © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Piqued my curiosity.

Made me excavate my photo files
to see what fit.

Should I choose this?

Or this?

So many possibilities

I can't decide.

Please forgive me. . . .

I'm feeling a little gluttonous. . . 

it's a Miss Piggy kind of day.

(For a more weighty, philosophical post
from me today, check Meri's Musings.)

Since so many of you are intrigued by the teapot,
here's some info from Conde Nast

The close up of Chihuly glass is from a huge installation
in Tacoma, Washington outside the Museum of Glass.
If you're an art glass lover, check out the museum's website
and the live feed when artists-in-residence
are working in the hot shop.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

52 Photos Project: Water Droplets

This week's theme for
is water drops.

Plenty of those falling
 out of the sky right now. 
They beat a soft snare drum sound 
all night on the skylight in my bathroom.
Somehow, those water drops 
seem most suited for soaking into the garden
than capturing with my camera.
I'll bless them, of course,
but leave them to do their job.

Which is to create shots like this one.

"Ballerinas" ©2011 Meri Arnett-Kremian

I got up early one morning 
when the sun had broken through the clouds,
remnants of the previous night's showers,
and went out
camera in hand
to meditate through the view finder.

Looking up
looking down
there was magic
all around me.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

52 Photos Project: Crop

The theme this week in
is "crop."

As in taking a photo
straight out of the camera
(or, in this case, with the saturation 
bumped a little to approximate
what I remember of the absolute
saturation of color,
the variety of blue to aquamarine,
the hazy blue of the distant sky,

Surfer © 2013 Meri Arnett-Kremian

cropping it
to enhance the composition
by focusing in on a particular part
of the original.

Surfer © 2013 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Here, my goal was to focus in on the surfer,
showing a world in which the ocean,
its magnificent power, 
and the thrill of riding a wave successfully
are the only things on his mind.

In the moment.