Archive for the ‘Photographs by John Dyess’ Category


“Evening light show” by John Foster Dyess

This National shelter at home time can be an opportunity to see things in our homes that are art. Objects when really seen, can become art. I will share photographs that I have taken in my home during the past ten years.
“see – become aware of something from observation”
Thanks for looking at my blog posts. Stay well.
John Foster Dyess   March 26, 2020

Garden of Eden

This is a photograph that I took about a few years ago of a partially eaten apple.

“According to the Book of Genesis, a snake in the Garden of Eden told Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. The Garden of Eden is first mentioned in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. The Book of Genesis says the Garden of Eden was made for Adam and Eve.”

blue and black and light

“Visible light is electromagnetic radiation whose wavelength falls within the range to which the human retina responds, i.e., between about 390 nm (violetlight) and 740 nm (red). White light consists of a roughly equal mixture of all visible wavelengths, which can be separated to yield the colors of the spectrum, as was first demonstrated conclusively by Newton. In the 20th century it has become apparent that light consists of energy quanta called photons that behave partly like waves and partly like particles. The velocity of light in a vacuum is 299,792 km per second.”

This is a photograph of light on the corner of two interior walls of my home. I have enhanced the color in Photoshop. This photograph is from my photography portfolio of  light and shadow.
John Dyess


deck chair and shadows

my photograph of a plastic chair and it’s shadow is part of my series of photographs of “What I see around and in my home”

color palette

This is my photograph of two of my throw away paint palettes laying on a painters drop cloth. The larger circle palette is a sandwich tray.The small palette is the bottom of a frozen TV dinner. John Foster Dyess

studio blinds

A photo of blinds in my studio,

Women in a corner

digital photograph by John Foster Dyess

This is a photograph of my daughter Audrey which  is in a  folder on my computer of experimental photographs. This folder is a potpourri of photos taken inside my home or the homes of my family.

two glasses

This is my recent “bird’s-eye view photograph of two glasses on our kitchen counter.

two shoes on a picnic table

I like the distressed worn look of the shoes on a worn picnic table

reflection of a glass on a kitchen counter

I took this photo of a glass on our kitchen counter today July 21,2019. It will be placed in a portfolio called Photography- reflections ,refractions and shadows in my website

“In optics, a caustic or caustic network is the envelope of light rays reflected or refracted by a curved surface or object, or the projection of that envelope of rays on another surface. The caustic is a curve or surface to which each of the light rays is tangent, defining a boundary of an envelope of rays as a curve of concentrated light. A common situation where caustics are visible is when light shines on a drinking glass. The glass casts a shadow, but also produces a curved region of bright light.”
I’ve been taking photographs of light, shadow and caustic optics for many years.