|A winner in the Wilderness50 competition, this work is on display at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History until summer 2015.|
Sat a Feature #2Hi guys and ladiesSat a Feature #2 by BrightenYourSmile
SO this will be the second feature (bare with me, it's quite alot )
I collected it during the week
Here it is:
commission for lianyuheilong by Lena-Lucia-dragon Tick Tock by Jasmin-Ankh Umbrella Girl Desenfocado by skysantii Mulan by LeonRin Mushyrooms by Dracoart-Stock Chinese_costume by o2cake Full English - 05 - Ringwraith by dav0512RT 08. SasuIsGay by takunei 294 by StudioUndertheMoon Elegance by LaRatty 'Side Profile' by eleanorjonesart Froggy by Strawberry-lick Ending day shadow cat by smaccks sooshitsu wo kakaete, nao ikiro by uchuubranko Summer field by Swhoos
what we have to savewhat we have to save by augenweide
Possession by Danvanbilderbeek Sligachan Sunrise by pestilence
Hamn i Senja... _11 by my-shots Fire in the Sky by andyhutchinson :thumb345830768:
Land of the Valar by MaximeDaviron The North Country by CezarMart Miracle by life-flashes
Insane Moment by FlorentCourty AI Blues by tourofnature Doomsday Sunrise by kkart
Siblings by hateom :thumb345381638: Im a Dreamer by A2Matos
No 2 by carlosthe Sweet awakening by emmanueldautriche Valaam islands.... _23_ by my-shots
Death Valley by alierturk Pinkie Zabriskie by porbital Christening I by Glenn-Crouch
Sugarloaf Rock by Aztil Moody Blues by DrewHopper Forge of the Damned by RobertoBertero
Like a painting by Philippe-Albanel Heaven and Hell by jay-peg :thumb337484735:
Reou d'Arsine by SvenMueller Autumn Lights by ludovicjamet :thumb333577477:
Es Pontas by Nightline Mirror by Annabelle-Chabert Full Moon Rising Over Mt. Whitney by narmansk8
The great escape by alexandre-deschaumes Periphery by benjamin-charles Mani wall near Chharka Bhot by Dominion-Photography
middle of nowhere by raun October Canyon by ColinHSillerud Yosemite Lightning Strike by narmansk8
Aurora and the Milky way by erezmarom tranquillity... by Konczey-Zsolt 9 In The Afternoon by torivarn
Contrasts on the hills. by MarioGuti My Africa 64 by catman-suha Entrance to The Subway, II by coulombic
Nautilus by erezmarom Distant Dreams by simonebyrne Heaven' s on Fire 4 - RE-EDITED by Bojkovski
Driftwood Future (photograph, double exposure) by AugenStudios Sunrise Over Dream Lake by Jacob-Routzahn :
My name is Augen (pronounced ow-ghen; in German it means "eyes.")|
With your eyes you perceive the world and can see the beauty around you. And there is a lot of beauty in this world. It is sometimes easy to forget how much beauty there is around us. I choose to bring it into focus; highlight it - accentuate its exquisite detail.
How we perceive our environment reveals the condition of our spirit. And seeing a landscape through a photograph - through another's eyes - shares the condition of their spirit. If it is inspiring to you it imparts strength and conditions the spirit in you too.
In art, the process ultimately determines the quality of the result. And it seems that the more difficult the process, the greater the quality. In good art, there are no short-cuts, nothing easy ever achieved greatness.
So I shoot with film as my primary medium, not because it is more work, but because the digital world, for all it's convenience and ease, quantizes our delectably analog world, slicing it into byte-sized chunks, and sucking it's soul into a machine akin to a meat grinder, turning it into eye candy, visual fast food, as malnourishing to a soul as McBurgers are to the American populace.
Since going to film, my digital camera's primary role is now "expensive light meter."
But I must admit, it really does make an excellent light meter.
In visual mediums, symbolism is the language the artist uses to communicate his message. In spiritual realms, the symbolism of the process - how you perform a task - the materials you choose, how you apply them, and the intent you infuse, matters more than the outcome itself. Because by choosing the proper path, you have already chosen the outcome. You must only stay the course to achieve it. So is it significant then that in choosing to process with film, one takes a negative and turns it into a positive? I think that it is. For is this not like what life is really all about?
"You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams