Archive for the ‘Photographs by John Dyess’ Category

This is a photograph of a green paint shape on my porcelain paint palette. I like the shape and texture of this green paint on my palette. I will make a color print from this digital photograph. I think there are many visual images around me to choose from to use as a photograph or painting.
John Foster Dyess

Bean - Cloud Gate

This is my photograph of “Cloud Gate”.
Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Wikipedia
I took this photograph when my wife and I visited my niece Debbie when she was living  in Chicago.

shell 8 28 2020

This seashell was purchased in a gift shop near a beach in North Carolina.

sunglasses and shadow 2

sunglasses

I like the shape of the shadow of sunglasses  in my photograph of “sunglasses and shadow”

Things that Kill

bullets

weapon |ˈwepən| noun a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage: nuclear weapons.a means of gaining an advantage or defending oneself in a conflict or contest.

bullet – a projectile for firing from a rifle, revolver, or other small firearm, typically made of metal, cylindrical and pointed, and sometimes containing an explosive.

arrow – the pointed end of an arrow.

NO TRESPASSING

Wood barn on the farm of George Beltz.

Several years ago I visited the property of George Beltz and his wife, in Steelville , Missouri  and took this photo.  The No Trespassing sign on the old barn was visually interesting to me. George was aware of my interest in photography and invited me to to visit his property to take photographs. George was a retired educator and a good,decent person.

Beltz Farm 1

wood shed

Tree bark

Tree bark

This is a detail photo of tree bark that I took in my daughter’s back yard.

stick

wood stick

This is an old tree branch sitting on a well used wood table. I find old things visually interesting.
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Flowers 3104

 photograph of cut flowers by John Foster Dyess

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counter textures

green drink glass and dish soap bottle

My recent photographs that  I have taken are of every day common things ,found in my home . Most of these photos were taken sitting on our kitchen counter top in sunlight  that comes through a window. My  focus is on shapes and colors within the objects and not what these objects are.
This post reminds me of words said by Emily in the cemetery after she has died, in the play “Our Town”, about the importance and beauty found in the common everyday things experienced in our lives.
“Good- bye,Good-by, world. Good-by Grover’s Corners. Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks
ticking, and Mama’s sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new-ironed dresses and hot baths and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”
This is a link to Act 3 of “Our Town” Lincoln Center production

John Foster Dyess

Check out these websites to see more of my illustrations and photographs and the designs of my wife Carolyn and to purchase prints and other items:
http://www.johndyessart.com
http://www.studiodyess.etsy.com
http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/studiodyess
http://www.fabri-cations.net

DCF 1.0

blue colander photograph by John Foster Dyess

I enjoy taking photographs of every day common things ,found in my home.
I like the contrast of the horizontal shapes of the blinds and the oval and round shapes within the the blue colander.

see – be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source.
This is another photograph that I took of every day common objects that if seen in a new or different way can become visually interesting.  John Foster Dyess

Check out these websites to see more of my illustrations and photographs and the designs of my wife Carolyn and to purchase prints and other items:
http://www.johndyessart.com
http://www.studiodyess.etsy.com
http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/studiodyess
http://www.fabri-cations.net

 

rebirth

“Rebirth” a photograph by John Foster Dyess

I enjoy taking photographs of every day common things ,found in my home,  and by the way light is reflected and refracted on the object makes the object visually interesting.

refigerator light show

I took a photo of this image which was a reflection on our refrigerator. I look for magical images seen around our home.
Posted on my blog at 7:13 pm July 31 2020
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journalofseeing.wordpress.com
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light and shadow on a bedroom wall

light and shadow shapes on my bedroom wall

I enhanced my photograph of light and shadow on my bedroom wall, in Photoshop, by increasing the contrast and changing the colors.

Images of my photographs, drawings and paintings can be seen on johndyessart.com

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