Posts Tagged ‘photography’

deck shadowsI observed these shadows on my deck today and recorded them.
John Foster Dyess  12-20-17

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Physicists resolved the centuries-old debate on the nature of light by declaring that it is both a wave and a particle, but for most practical purposes, they treat it as a wave. The distance between wave peaks in a light beam is known as the wavelength, and the total range of possible wavelengths is known as the electromagnetic spectrum. The human eye processes visual information by perceiving only a small fraction of the spectrum. sciencing.com My light photograph is titled “Light Show” .

 

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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.This is a photo that I took in 2012 ,which was before I knew the name caustic.

 

 

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This is the photograph that began my search for interesting and unusual reflections and refractions of light. I captured this reflection with my first digital camera over ten years ago. The only enhancement of this photo, in the software Photoshop, was to increase the contrast.This was a reflection of light bouncing off the brass doors of our fireplace, that appeared on our living room floor. For me, the important thing about taking this photo is that I “saw” this image and recorded it. I’ve shown this image several times on my blog “Journal of Seeing”.I have previously named this photo “Crown of Thorns” and now I think a better title is “Crown of Light”. 

Afternoon light

As I age I see beauty in simple scenes ,like this scene of afternoon light on my living room wall.

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I began the Journal of Seeing blog on October 19,2010 with a photograph of my older brother Ronald and I sitting outside on the steps of our house. I was about five years old. I have decided to repost some of the images I have posted during the last seven years. They are photographs I have taken and art I have created. This photo was taken about 2004 with my first digital camera, a Minolta Damage 5414. The morning sun was casting shadows of a vase , bottle and drink glass. The reflection-refraction of the sun passing through the glass caught my eye. The title I gave to this image is “Morning Sun”.

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I began the Journal of Seeing blog on October 19,2010 with a photograph of my older brother Ronald and I  sitting outside on the steps of our house. I was about five years old. I have decided to repost some of the images I have posted during the last seven years. They are photographs I have taken and art I have created. This first image is a photograph that I took of a lamp’s shade and shadow in my living room. I enhanced the image in photoshop. using the unsharp filter. The title I gave to this image is “triangles and rectangles”

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This is a photograph that I took of a plastic colander. A simple definition of a colander is “a perforated  bowl used to strain off liquid from food” I see it as an object that has windows that lets light come through it that creates an interesting visual image. .The title of this photo is Kitchen Shapes #4a. It is one of a series of photographs that I have taken of objects found in my kitchen. I have titled this series “Kitchen Shapes”. I placed the colander in front of the kitchen window to let the subshine come through the square shapes.I liked the shadow and shapes in this photo.

Cloud Gate

This is a digital image that I created from a photograph of the sculpture “Cloud Gate” by artist Anish Kapoor. I used Adobe Photoshop to enhance and change the photograph to display what interested me while viewing this sculpture and the architecture surrounding “The Bean”. I took the photograph while visiting Chicago,Illinois in 2008.

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Detail of Cloud Gate drawing

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Fort Worth Angels

My digital art is based on a photograph that I took from the roof of a garage of the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth ,Texas. The woman pushing another woman in a wheel chair was moved to the left, closer to the building, than it was in the photo. I wanted to make a visual connection of the woman in the wheel chair to the angels.