Christian brought us a new house mate: our resident orchid. It’s beautiful and I had to shoot a picture of it. In black/white it makes such a timeless impression. It will majestically reign over our household.
Every time life gets a little too hectic and I feel rushed. I take a deep breath and look at the beaches in Naples, Florida. I never get tired of the place. I probably have hundreds of photos of sunsets, sunrises, dramatic Florida clouds. And then I painted quite a few sunsets and beach views in oil on canvas between 2008 and 2010.
At the Night Lights Event at the Naples Botanical Gardens celebrating the Winter Solstice, a series of abstract light photos made it into my camera. These FoundArt pictures give me great joy through the serendipitous beauty and the haphazardness of the composition, the enigmatic movements and the underlying speed displayed in these images. I started about four years ago, creating series over series. Haven’t done much with them and everytime I go back and review them they astonish me over and over again.
Standing in the corner and watching – is it people watching? There are no passers-by. Only the sun moves its the shadow.
The coffee cups at the Miami Art Cafe had a very unique design, highly unusual to see in a coffee-deli-bar. The peppermint candy allowed me to use the extraordinary design more like a landscape and the reflections are just as dramatic as the coffee cup design. The tilted angles and the counter action of the camera, make this photos a little unnerving. Reminds me of a circus, where the artists are always a little off kilter between their act.
I already mentioned that I use Eyeem Android application to upload and share some of my mobile photos when attending events of catching a theme in my photos. It’s has a great feature called Vibe, or more uses is the term “tag” – that all photos have in common on upload and then every one can see the event’s photos from all people. #Streetart was one common Vibe that resulted in a whole Art Projection Project by EyeEm in Berlin at the end of November.
This month the Blog of EyeEm featured three different Vibes by other photographers, among them the “Florida Clouds” album by yours truly aka #pauli.
It’s obvious that Florida is a nice place, but we didn’t know it had such nice clouds. Birgit Pauli-Haack aka #pauli captures them perfectly in this album. Follow it to be up to date with her latest pictures or, if you’re dwelling in sunny Florida, add your own photos!
And EyeEm also provides an embed code for the album, so you are able to see all the photos posted and feel free to posted your selection of Florida Clouds. The most interesting time of the year for dramatic sky events is the summer time and afternoon thunderstorms are building.