Posts Tagged ‘light’

Outdoor Photos

November 16, 2009

rainbow sky clipart




Go here and feast your eyes:



Quote of the Day

October 25, 2009



I see my photographs as

meditations, it is as simple 

as that. To be understood,

they must be experienced––

felt, seen, known. Consequently,

I often use the medium of the

landscape, for everyone, in some

small way, has some very personal

relation to the land––thus they are

ready (and willing) to come in


to look, if not into, at least at the landscapes I produce. I have

trapped them then!


For if l have made the concept of the photographs strong enough,

the viewer will begin to still himself for, indeed, I make Still

photographs — and with the coming stillness comes the

possibility of a deep meditational understanding and seeing.


And seeing leads to Vision. And my photographs are there

mainly as pointers, indications, of a vision of possibilities

where stillness and silence abound — and where Light is

understood to be a substantial reality.


My photographs are my greatest teachers. It is my hope

that they offer a moment of pleasure to my viewers —

and perhaps a tiny hit of (mutual?) understanding …

but, as always, I have no expectations.


Thomas Joshua Cooper

(1946-    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

October 7, 2009



Life appears always fully present . . .

a brief weary smile, a twitch of the

hand, the fugitive pour of sun

through clouds. And not a tool, save

the camera, is capable of registering

such complex ephemeral responses,

and expressing the full majesty of

the moment. The impressionists tried

in vain to achieve the notation.


For, consciously or unconsciously, what they were striving to demonstrate

with their effects of light was the truth of moments; impressionism has ever

sought to fix the wonder of the here, the now. But the momentary effects of

lighting escaped them while they were busy analyzing; and their ‘impression’

remains usually a series of impressions superimposed one upon the other.

Stieglitz was better guided. He went directly to the instrument made for him. 


express, full, majesty,

Paul Leopold Rosenfeld

(1890 – 1946)

American Journalist & Music Critic

Under the Berkeley Pier

September 27, 2009

Under the Berkeley Pier









© PatrickSmithPhotography



Separation Anxiety

September 27, 2009

Separation Anxiety









© Extra Medium



International Orange #2

September 27, 2009

International Orange 2













© PatrickSmithPhotography


Note: Patrick Smith has a nice resources page at his site, 

and you can sign up for a free weekly e-mail newsletter

from him there.


Click on the link for that page: #mce_temp_url#


And here is the link for the above picture: #mce_temp_url#

Quote of the Day

September 26, 2009



I have come to the hospital to photograph a wounded young girl. Her doctor has asked me to help get the United Nations to evacuate her. Her injuries are horrible. She is in a coma and she will die soon. But she is tying up badly needed medical resources now.”Sorry about the blood on the sheets”, says a nurse and puts a plastic doll in the little girl’s limp hand. It’s late afternoon and the soft light coming through the plastic where the windows used to be is fading. “It will be too dark in a few minutes”, I tell myself, trying to overcome the numbing pain so I can do something. Do something. Do what?

I want to stroke the little girl’s cheek. Tell her she will be all right. Make everything all right. I want to curl up on the floor and cry. I want it all to go away.

But it will never go away. So I do what I always do. I absorb yet another dose of it. I expose a few frames of film and myself to every nuance of the horror of a child torn apart by shrapnel.

The photograph is grotesquely beautiful. I have turned a scream into music. — Sarajevo 1993


Morten Hvaal
(1963 –    )

Norwegian Documentary Photographer

Digital art: Lakeside Morning

September 23, 2009

Lakeside Morning


© Diane Beaty

Lakeside memories.

Click on the link for a larger view:


Digital art: Cinco

September 23, 2009



© Diane Beaty


A colorful wall.



Digital art: Blues on the Half Shell

September 23, 2009

Blues on the Half Shell


© Diane Beaty

A piece with a definite New Orleans feel.

 Click on the link to view this in a larger size: