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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Artistic Partner

Because I like to take pictures you might think I choose some amazing shots for my screensaver and desktop photos, and I do. They're not pictures of Paris, or the Great Wall of China, or the wild scenery of Patagonia. They're not my own photos, either. They're pictures my husband takes.

John has become a pro at making detailed, unconventional shots with his iPhone. He photographs leaves and objects and whatnot in just the right light, then processes the photos in software and pushes them to their artistic edges. I like looking at his artwork on a regular basis, and since I stare at the computer a lot a screensaver's a no-brainer.

This photo, however, is one of mine. I took it in an attempt to emulate John's style. It doesn't quite make it. The difference may be that John works alone. I have a collaborator.

23 comments:

Dina said...

Wait, so is it Boz who is your artistic partner? Judging from the angle, he could have taken the picture with his free front paw.

But seriously, I do like this photo, the lines, textures, colors, PAW.
Y'all are really a photographic family.

Turquoise Diaries said...

This is a wonderful photo Petrea and full credit to Boz's sweet paw :))

Petrea said...

Yes, I have to credit Boz for adding interest to this one. I thought I was working on something else but he stepped in with his opinion.

Latino Heritage said...

I love the texture of the old cement and the leaves in the sidewalk crack. Both decomposing, each at a very different rate.

Vanda said...

It's so purrty! Just something about the combination about the colors and textures.

Have you downloaded Hipstamatic yet?

Kat said...

I LOVE this photo! It's fantastic. And I think your collaborater adds just the right touch.

Petrea said...

Just so long as the dog's not decomposing, Roberta. Not yet.

Vanda, your comment reminded me to do it.

Thanks, Kat. I'm learning from a master.

Amy said...

I think it's a lovely photo - composition and colors. And obviously, Boz is giving it his stamp of approval.

Clifford Beshers said...

I thought that paw was an apple core at first. I think you should call it 'Who shot my paw?'

Susan Campisi said...

I love this photo. At first I didn't notice Boz's paw. I was just enjoying the abstract beauty. Boz added a whimsical touch. Really nice.

Katie said...

A small fuzzy paw
Sneaks into the photograph
Boz marks his presence

pasadenapio said...

It's beautiful art for art's (and Boz's) sake. Suitable for framing.

Petrea said...

Thank you. Boz has great taste in art, and if he could read he would like haikus.

Petrea said...

Actually, though, Katie, Boz has less poetic ways of marking his presence.

Mister Earl said...

Very similar to Raine's hand from yesterday. The spooky appendage series.

Virginia said...

Oh the paw makes it. I love this Petrea. It might me my new screensaver cause you see photo of Paris, you've seen em all.
V

Petrea said...

Spooky appendage. I like it.

I can't agree about Paris photos, Virginia. If I did, I'd have to admit how much time I waste looking at them.

Lori Lynn said...

Haiku? Of course!
I wonder what Wilson would enjoy...
LL

Margaret said...

Really cool colors.

-K- said...

I think everything about this photograph is tremendous for all the reasons that everyone has already said but also because of it's zen garden mood.

(I remmeber John's shot o fht beautiful door and lock, the arlier one o fthe leaves I missed. I can't believe he cand dod that with an iphone.)

Petrea said...

LL, I haven't met Wilson but I'll bet he'd enjoy anything that gets him a belly rub.

Thank you, Margaret.

Kevin, thank you. John and I are both fans of your work so we'll take your praise and repeat it to ourselves regularly.

TheChieftess said...

Boz...artist extraordinaire...and Petrea's pretty extraordinary too!!!

Petrea said...

Well, am I glad to see you back online, Chieftess! Thank you.