Nine Years in Norway
An American's Reflections
October 1, 2014 by Cindi 29 Comments
October 1, 2014 at 2:16 pm
October 1, 2014 at 4:23 pm
Thank you! It hangs in my window, and on sunny days is absolutely captivating!
October 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm
Whatever it is it’s pretty!
October 1, 2014 at 4:26 pm
Thank you, Teri! It’s a close-up of a glass ball that hangs in my office window. When the sun shines, it’s almost distracting with its brightness … especially if I’ve remembered to dust it. 🙂
October 1, 2014 at 6:20 pm
Cindi, we are going to bring out the digital artist in you!
October 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm
Thanks, Phil! I do enjoy *your* digital art, and it’s made me think about re-visiting my own photo manipulations from a year ago. We’ll see what happens ….. 🙂
October 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm
You should try! Though I would recommend changing your perspective from “manipulations”, to using your own sense of aesthetics to paint and shape an image. Think of an original digital image as substituting your camera for your own eyes. If you are looking at a scene with your own eyes and painting it, are you manipulating the image on your retina? Likewise, your camera is your retina. You are creating a unique work based on your own perceptions; the photograph is only your digital retina. To work with digital art, there is no more or less manipulation than there is with your own two eyes. Hopefully that helps your outlook. Phil
October 2, 2014 at 11:47 am
Great insight, Phil! I find reading of photographers’ and artists’ process so interesting, as it helps me understand what I’m seeing and really personalizes it. Isn’t the blogosphere great to get all these different perspectives?!
Using my musician training as a parallel, those experiments I linked to above took basic structure (camera’s digital image uploaded to my computer = static music notes on a page) and added to them (filters applied to the image, or image vectorized and manipulated = musical ornamentation and my own breathing, phrasing, and musicianship altering the black-and-white notes).
I can’t approach anything with just my eyes, as the musician in me is an overwhelming filter … but the eyes are my foundation in both art and music.
October 2, 2014 at 1:37 pm
Yes absolutely, the parallel is great, and you have the sensitivity of an artist, just thinking of adding notes, some improve if you will, based on the original theme, and then take off!
Franki Kohler says
October 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm
Beautiful! I love glass.
October 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Thank you, Franki! I’ve enjoyed looking through your wonderful fiber artwork. The textures and colors display so perfectly on a computer screen; I know in person they’re even more stunning.
October 2, 2014 at 1:21 am
October 2, 2014 at 11:14 am
Thank you, Deb!!
Terri S. Vanech says
October 2, 2014 at 1:43 am
October 2, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you, Terri! The different colors inspire me, especially when the sun reflects through them and makes them seem almost alive.
October 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm
I can see why!
October 2, 2014 at 10:04 am
They are that your photo is of a gorgeous … ahh … glass thing. 😀
I mean, it really IS gorgeous: I just don’t know what it is !
October 2, 2014 at 11:49 am
“Glass thing” pretty much describes it …. but, “Colorful glass ball hanging in my office window that gives me something to look at when the fog is hiding the Norwegian scenery, or distracts me with reflected colors on my computer screen when the sun shines through it” is a much more accurate description. 🙂
October 2, 2014 at 11:52 am
FAIRY NUFF !!!! [grin]
Loffly. I should like to have something like that.
Maybe I look for one.
October 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm
October 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Thank you, Ed … and thanks for your comment, too!
October 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm
October 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm
Thank you, Gunilla!
October 5, 2014 at 10:22 am
Mesmerising. That was a great angle for the shot!
October 5, 2014 at 10:38 am
Thank you, Anita! As I sit here typing this, the morning sun has appeared over the mountain and is reflecting through it onto my computer screen. It’s interesting no matter the weather, but it’s almost too bright and distracting now. 🙂
October 5, 2014 at 10:56 am
Haha, well, the positives always come with the not-too-positives! 🙂
October 5, 2014 at 11:15 am
And thank you very much for following my photoblog; I appreciate it! 🙂
Lucid Gypsy says
October 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm
October 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm
Thank you, Gilly!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *