Tuesday, August 4, 2009

awesome view


almost-dead tree still yearning for life



love the bluish gray bark of this tree



metal chairs at coldstone creamery



playground equipment



shopping carts at the ready



perennials on sale



gigantic pink flowers



vintage water fountain



parking lot lights


it's funny how i've started to look at the world differently now that i've become interested in photography. i see shapes, shadows, colors, shafts of light and billowing clouds from an odd-ball perspective. my camera lens is an open door begging me to step thru to a whole new world of creative possibility.

and from where i stand, there's an awesome view!!

18 comments:

Anna said...

I had a revelation like you've had when I took an art class last year. I began to focus on design, and I saw beauty in everything because I was able to appreciate the play of light logic, color interactions, and placement values.

Great photos by the way.

Shannon said...

I SOOOO... know what you mean! AND.. when you start looking at things from different perspectives, they are that much more interesting and beautiful! I was wondering about you... hadn't seen a post on my dashboard for a while!

PrairiePeasant said...

And thanks for sharing your awesome views with us! You have a great eye, and it's wonderful that you are exploring and nurturing this gift!

willow said...

Excellent photos, Julie. I love how a huge tree looks from the ground point of view.

The Ninja Boy said...

it takes an artiste eyes like yours to have an awesome view that I can share them from here :)

Joanna said...

I really like your perspectives. Very inspiring.

Lyn said...

You can make the most mundane objects look beautiful Julie, lovely photos.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Torie Jayne said...

Great pics, I love the angles and the different perspectives, Have a great day x

cindy said...

for us, too. i love your perspective.

DescribeHappy said...

I always really enjoy your photography! The playground shot really caught my attention out of this group. It's really neat to see the angles that you select and I love the fact that things seem turned upsidedown!

NANCY LEFKO said...

great photographs...thanks for sharing !!

Heather said...

these are such lovely shots! Beauty can be found in the everyday...though I never would have suspected shopping carts!~

Susan said...

I know exactly what you mean - I love taking photos and this love has me looking at the world, always, in a totally fascinated way. I find I also really notice light - like I never did before. xo from les Gang

Manon Doyle said...

I love your photography Julie! It's something I've always wanted to learn more about. Too many ideas... not enough time!

Jacqui said...

Oh me too! It's like a whole new world - who knew there would be such beauty in a row of shopping trolleys. xx

Staci Danford said...

Love your perspective from below.. Wow what incredible shots..
Staci

steviewren said...

Love the chair pictures!

Serena said...

You take wonderful photos, Julie! I love all the varying perspectives. I know what you mean....since being an artist, I look at life around me with an artist's eye too....shapes, colour, combination, imagination, possibility. Love it!