From that busy intersection where creativity, intellect, experimentation and information collide (AKA Hollywood and Vine,) comes a gallery of favorites of the month.
In this, the final photo for Photo101, the theme is “Triumph,” a fitting word to end this cohort. Thanks to the gurus at WordPress, especially @cherilucas @michelleweber @jenhooks @rootjosh for running it. I figured that if they threw enough at me, something would be bound to stick. Thanks!
For people of the Christian faith, the cross represents triumph.
Taken in a former church converted into an art museum, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA
The first snow of the season makes people edgy about driving. A visit to the dentist’s office this morning was no exception. Already planning to close up earlier than anticipated, the receptionists and hygienists asked, “How are the roads?”
“It all depends on what you expect when it is snowing,” I replied.
Torn between two ideas about glass, in the first literal interpretation, I attempted to capture a handmade stained glass angel.
But I could not decide the best way to capture it. I tried dangling it from a meat fork, but when the light was best for the glass, the shadow of the fork showed on the wall behind it. So I tried a slightly different angle.
Quite certain I looked like a (bad) comedy act in the attempt, I moved on to the less literal interpretation of a bird reflected in the glassy swamp water at Magnolia Plantation.
Children’s creations kept as treasure
One-of-a-kind gifts given to parents
A crane flew into frame only for a moment
Complete with cannon, an entrance to Fort Niagara faces Fort George, Ontario.
The same photo in black and white is mediocre, especially because of the shadow created by the bright sunshine. It looks lifeless to me.
However, by blurring the edges, the shadow is less noticeable and casts a little mystery to the look.