Posts Tagged ‘reflection’

DCF 1.0

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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light-bird

“light bird” photograph by John Foster Dyess

bottle-light

“bottle light” photograph by John Foster Dyess

i-cant-name-this

“I can’t name this” photograph by John Foster Dyess

crown-of-light

“crown of light ” light photograph by John Foster Dyess

My photograph “crown of Light ” was taken with my first digital camera, about twelve years ago. The camera was a Minolta Dimage S414 and was 4 mega pixels.
Taking photographs with a digital camera gave me the freedom to record images I would  not have taken, because of the cost of developing prints from film. This also changed the way I looked at the visual world around me. This was one of the first photos I took of a caustic light.  I saw this image on the living room floor and it came from the brass frame around a fireplace door. After recording this image I began to observe and record light. Not the way light falls on objects,which I have painted many times but light as an object.
I think of these photographs as light poetry.
I have also called this photograph “crown of thorns”.
John Foster Dyess

I thought this image would be appropriate to follow my Good Friday post. I captured this reflection with my first digital camera about seven years ago. The only enhancement to the photo 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.

Reflection  1.the throwing back by a body or surface of light- 2. serious thought or consideration