Eyes Wide Shut

I didn’t know that we all play with our eyes closed… and how could I!?!? These images are from the performance in Orlando last month.

Playing with one’s eyes closed makes an ugly place more welcoming and a beautiful place less distracting. :-)

Photos by Vergentino Robles

Photo Awards

Canarian Photo Awards deliver breathtaking images of the natural world
New Atlas

I kept reading Canadian until I figured it out…
Direct LINK to the gallery of images.

Flowers + UV

In Between Art and Science, Debora Lombardi harnesses the creative potential of ultraviolet light. The Italy-based designer and photographer splashes single flowers with the radiation, unveiling an entire spectrum of colors otherwise invisible to the human eye: saturated purple and blue tones delineate the veins in a leaf and yellows add a neon-like glow to stamen rich with pollen, transforming the blooms into otherworldly specimens.
Bathed in Ultraviolet Light, Single Flowers Glow with Radiant, Saturated Color — Colossal

What an artist does during lockdown… The result is beautiful photos.

Long Photo

I made several short videos that I thought of as Long Photos. The camera is on a tripod and the POV and perspective don’t change. Nothing much happens in a long photo… grass sways in the wind, water moves. That’s all. I love it and put long photos, like this one, in the slide shows I used to project when I performed solo guitar. In a sequence with still photos a long photo like this can be quite shocking and occasionally I heard people gasp when they realized the image was actually moving.

Landscape Photography

The best landscape photography of 2022 delivers awesome spectacle:

The latest chapter of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, the most consistently spectacular photo contest in the world, has delivered an awe-inspiring collection of images spanning everything from fantasy-styled mountain vistas to foreboding volcanic eruptions.

Photo Gallery

That’s a collection of truly spectacular photos! These images are huge symphonies, so grand that I feel exhausted after viewing all thirty of them. Perhaps, I wonder, I prefer string quartets to giant symphonies. Each of these photos feels like the crescendo of a symphony, the glorious highpoint. The experience, for me, is like taking the big moments of thirty symphonies and cutting them all together into one presentation. Nothing but the highlights! When everything is loud there is no dynamic flow. I think what I am trying to say is that gloriousness can be exhausting.