Monthly Archives: December 2012

Juxtaposition Makes Interesting Art

I thought this was a really fun picture, mainly because of the fascinating aspect of the admittedly simple subject matter. These are Chinese drivers licenses; just simple pieces of paper with overlaminates. Nothing particularly special. What makes them artistic is … Continue reading

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Capturing New York

This photograph captures the very essence New York–there’s no doubt about that. I just love how the Taxi is in sharp focus, and the street, buildings, signs and people are all blurred, but not so much that we can’t tell … Continue reading

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Coca Tea

I just love the slightly angled, slightly off-center composition of this photo, which combined with the warm orange tones and cool green/blue tones, not to mention the subtle texture variation, makes for a very complete piece of art. Wondering what … Continue reading

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The Gull Reminds Us

This photograph by Ingrid Taylar depicts a seagull that was exposed to the San Francisco Oil Spill in 2007. We spend so much time looking at photo art, it can be easy to overlook the significance of event photographs. That is … Continue reading

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Elements of Composition

There is a lot to like about this photo by Marc Dessenis, but I specifically wanted to take a moment to talk about the composition choices that are going on here. Specifically, notice how your eye lands almost exactly in … Continue reading

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On Stage

Just take a moment to drink in how striking the lighting in this photo is. Photos of stage events present a unique challenge with the potential for rich rewards like photos such as this one. The lighting can be difficult … Continue reading

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Last Color in Autumn

Today’s photo is a lovely example of the beauty found in autumn. It’s, of course, crab apples. These little beads of color are often the last hold-outs on the trees when the frosts begin, and are quintessential just-before-winter foliage. This … Continue reading

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Concept Contrast can be Everything

This photograph, by Chelsea (no last name given,) does a great job of capturing the essence of New York City. It is the perfect conceptual contrast of neat, clean and moneyed to dirty, utilitarian city. And that is literally all the viewer … Continue reading

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A Beach Captured in Time

I’ll be honest; vacation daydreams resulting from this picture have been bad for my productivity on this chilly December afternoon. But, seriously, doesn’t it just make you want to walk through the frame and lounge in front of the fountain? … Continue reading

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The Details and the Whole Picture

One fun thing about close-up or detail photographs is that they definitely aren’t always what they seem. This photograph, for instance, may look like a close up of the controls for some kind of heavy machinery, but it’s actually an … Continue reading

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