Friday’s Photo: Into The Light

Fun Friday photos today, a bit of play and diversion. Something different, something without colour!  I took away the colour, in order to see the flower more clearly.

The solid, velvet black background created a wonderful contrast to the white tipped petals uplifted towards the band of light streaming from my studio window.

flower petals black and white photograph, into the light, debiriley.com
Petals, into the Light

 

I’ve always found flowers to be quite soothing, both in colour and without.

Each flower has an individual character and beauty that perhaps at first glance, I might have overlooked.

 

 

But when I sit for a moment, and take a breath….

I can begin to really   Observe the Flower  in its every little aspect. And then,    two things happen:

  • I feel ‘Lighter’,   peace filled  and connected
  • and I feel like I have seen the flower for the first time

 

 

Knowing a subject well, being good friends, having a dialogue with it,   is the essential ingredient.

It is this,  that makes or breaks artwork – be it a photograph, sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, …. a song.

I need a connection, to the subject in order to make the artwork exciting and engaging for the audience.

 

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33 thoughts on “Friday’s Photo: Into The Light

      1. Thanks a lot, Debi for your kind words which I can only return. I appreciate your wonderful work and wish I had more time to read all things you write, but I have so many followers and have to look at so many posts that I lack time for being creative myself. We have snow with icy rain on it, which made me ride my bike like on eggshells, very slowly like slow-motion, but it wasn’t that cold anymore. Have a nice week-end, cheers Mitza

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  1. This is an inspirational post. A lightbulb moment for me, thank you once again, Debi! Boy you are just a huge ball of sunshine in our community (and I’ve no doubt, in yours as well)! TY TY TY! I need to email this to myself so I don’t forget it. 💛

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  2. Hi Debi,

    Excellent photo and great perspective on your comment about flowers and art in general! Thanks so much and enjoy the beautiful summer where you are. Take care! 🙂

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