Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Has finally warmed up enough here to get out on the water and what a beautiful day it was. Is that sunburn? Curtis and I paddle, photograph and solve all the worlds problems whilst dodging kayak eating dredges and tugs. Here are a few pics from the day. Some have been "messed with" in case you didn't notice. The large pipe that I have a shot of Curtis in, was at least a block long. He got on one end and I on the other and we could talk to each other in regular conversation voices! The echoes were CrAZy cRaZY!!!
The pipes, doZer tracks, dredges etc, are a part of the dredging operation in Masonboro Inlet.
aNd for good measure, a common loon in winter plumage.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Don’t miss this amazing Video Clip . . first read it properly..
This video shows the winner of "
The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about £75,000.
She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.
It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.
She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.
This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.
In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.
The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in
Kseniya Simonova says:
"I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears. And there’s surely no bigger compliment."
Monday, January 4, 2010
I had a lot of good emails with guesses and a few got it correct. It's an "art car" here in Wilmington. The colored patches are actually duct tape! How much fun would it be to drive it around!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Hopefully my first good omen for the year is foretelling of 2010. I have recovered most of the files I lost from the afternoon shoot at Bete Grise last fall, and as I scrolled through them I noticed this image. It's been a while since I've said that I really like an image I've taken. I like this one. (If you click on an image it will open larger.)