Sunday, August 28, 2011


I'm totally seduced by the colors of "Galactic Center" (computer generated). So don't really know what else to say about it. The original photo is of a lone climbing pink rose, on a black pole, in shadow. Doesn't work at all, I hadn't even lined the pole up straight in the shot. I don't know why, but I really dislike giving up on a photo without fiddling to see if I can "reclaim" something about it. (Certainly not for a shortage of shots!) In this case, I'm glad for that persistence.

I was tempted to title this pic "Eye Candy," as that's what it almost feels like to me physically, somewhere in my brain's vision and/or memory centers. Further on the subject of pic titles. Having to sit with a photo when a title doesn't just surface spontaneously is often an amazing process. For instance, although I'd looked extensively at this pic when I first edited it, sitting with it just now, waiting for a title was mind boggling. I saw shades of color, and movement in the shapes from shade to shade, that I had not noted before. As I've said here before how can we see and yet miss so much? For me, it seems to have a lot to do with being in a rush. Instead of letting go and simply wandering, so that the photo itself can speak to me. Yes, stumbling into that same timeless space I find when I give way to a poem writing itself and when I first see a pic on my computer screen.

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‘til next take, may you enjoy life in the ever changing light,

[aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or photos, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****


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