Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"The Amateur"


"The Amateur"

"Perhaps
a different angle
try lying on the ground
or aim directly into the sun.
Maybe a silhouette
will showcase it best."

Except,
there's no "official" assignment"
no competition, no reason -
but the voice in my head challenges:

"Find the art in every day…
what angle?"

We were asked to share a "weird" truth about ourselves in 46 words or less for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Words Count with Mama Zen".   The above is true - I've been in some pretty weird positions in public getting that "award winning" photograph.  

The photos I recently took downtown - I gave myself the theme "windows" …  Had no idea what I was going to do with them… so here they are.













18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like your poem and your beautiful photos. :)

Helen said...

These images are awesome .. So many older windows ~ the best kind as far as I'm concerned! I can only imagine some of the contortions a photographer must suffer!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Your angle looks delightful.
Love the photo of the double doors... my mind is wondering what wonders might have crossed that threshold. ;-)

Fireblossom said...

Yes but look at the great results!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love your photos, Margaret, and enjoyed the poem, too.

Jim said...

You can take the girl away from her camera but you can't take the camera (goes for art also) away from the girl. Got to get the right angle even if it's for myself.

I liked your town pictures. Think I drove down that old street after leaving the B.R. Parkway. I loved that you got the signs so good. Did you go back and take a close up of the locksmiths "Hours of Operation" sign? I would have. Weird.
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Susie Clevenger said...

I love your photos! I so relate to this. I am always looking for the best angle, even if it is flat on my back.

Kim Nelson said...

I SO get the drive... and you so get the angle. Well done, Margaret!

Anne Payne said...

Fantastic photos! And I love your 'weird' truth. I get a lot of funny looks from people when I am out with my camera. Although I haven't laid on the ground to capture an image in public...yet :)

Marian said...

ohhhh nice! gosh, you really do know how to get that angle. and you really get color. love these.

hedgewitch said...

Whatever technique you are using, it is working, Margaret, so don't stop. These are(as always) stunning, evocative photographs.

mood wings said...

Your photos are amazing. You're so right: When you have that photographer's eye, you see the art in everything, even (or especially) the ugly. I've found, unfortunately, that the more kids I have, the more my photography suffers. I "see" the pictures that should be captured with my eyes, but I never have my camera when I need it. I'm too busy, busy, busy to make the art I want to. But the beautiful thing is that I've finally learned to appreciate that raising kids IS an art. It may not be pretty, but it's magnificent ... and it will absolutely change the world, even if my name isn't scrawled across the bottom. ;)

Mama Zen said...

Margaret, you are not weird; you are an ARTIST!

Kerry O'Connor said...

You live up to your motto: art happens 24/7 and it doesn't need a reason.

Other Mary said...

That's a great take Margaret. I makes me think of a group tour we took. I started taking pictures of door knobs and knockers in the very old cities, and everyone thought I was so strange at first, but by the 3 day they were pointing out doors to me! :o) Your photos are great too,by the way.

Susan said...

Love the positions and the windows. Windows all have stories. Positions are the art, yes?

Raining Iguanas said...

Enjoyed the tour as always.

grapeling said...

pictures of you in weird angles, or they don't exist.

:)

cool images, Margaret ~