Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Photo-heart connection, March





"Yes, I did, I mean I painted er, in a kind of abstract
expressionist way, because of course that was exciting."

-David Hockney


Several weeks ago I decided to try my luck after a lot of overcast and rainy days, to go to the sunrise. It was still just dark enough not to have a good take on it, and besides, eight miles can change everything on the other end. But, when I got to that other end of those eight miles it was pretty clear that the sun would be missing from my morning.

So, I took a slight detour, not just in direction, but in thought. I switched from one of frustration to one of thinking and seeing in a different way. A way of seeing that has become more familiar and one where the absence of good light doesn't matter as much.

One, that captures the feeling you get when your eyes go into a blurry blank stare, where you see intangible shapes and colors, yet simplicity in composition. You know the kind, where you don't want to break the connection because it teeters on the edge of exciting, and that dreamlike state of reality.

I have been completely fascinated by and love the way that it transforms ordinary into extraordinary and not just in subject matter but in mood. It has subjective expression which is intended to encompass and engage through parts of a subjects reality without always being realistic. And I think what attracts me the most is the ambiguity and openness in the process. One that speaks to me in a world that wants to be closed minded and very specific in its rules, and where it offers complete freedom in a space where contemplation and meditation is my intention.

Yep, it's a lesson to just go anyway even though you can't see the other side, because there is always a fall back plan, or a fall forward. It all depends on how you look at it.

You'll also find me today over at Focusing on Life, (it will post at 3 AM Central) where I have the pleasure of announcing our new theme for the month. We would love for you to join our Flickr group and add your themed photos - each week for the month of April I will be choosing a photo for our Focus on You page. 


Love, Kim




51 comments:

Sterndal said...

This is gorgeous!
Just wow! Love it, Kim!!!
Brigitte

Barbara said...

It turned out to be a piece of ART, breathtaking!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Truly lovely it just looks as if it has washed out x

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Lyn said...

Beautiful piece of art. Looks like a watercolor.

Donna Hopkins said...

I love how you allowed your plan to change and ended up with the creative image. I love looking at this picture - for me it is soothing and contemplative. I'll check out Focusing on Life, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Desirae R said...

i love everything about this picture. Beautiful.

Dina Lettre said...

Really extraordinary, Kim!

Tamar SB said...

There is a phrase in Hebrew that translated to "separating the sacred from the ordinary" - I think it goes both ways! Have a great Tuesday!

Barbara said...

Love this so much Kim, should be on the wall in your home.

Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful effect - lovely!

Nicki said...

I like your attitude. :)

Susan said...

Such beautiful art, Kim! I agree with Barbara…this should be on your wall!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful Kim. I love your art work, it speaks to my soul. Thank you. Jen

Evelyn S. said...

Definitely a beautiful photographic "painting," Kim.

Beverly said...

So beautiful, and your thoughts of changing from expectation of sun, to shooting the natural and embracing it. Beautifully written.

Dotti said...

I just flat LOVE THIS!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Gorgeous art.

Barb said...

Truly gorgeous!

Anita Johnson said...

I love this post... (o;

abrianna said...

Love the abstract here.

Kathryn said...

it reminds me of looking through tears or a rainy window pane. love the feel of it, beautiful Kim.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Detours many times tend to be good things!

Sheila said...

Your image is amazing!

molly said...

Stunning image, love the editing on this

Mollyxxx

Lorena Barrionuevo Grabinski said...

awesome! the picture is simply great and the work you did with it just amazing! It really seems I am in front of a painting :)

EarlK said...

Fantastic artistic rendition of the scene. Very beautiful.

EarlK said...

Fantastic artistic rendition of the scene. Very beautiful.

Brenda said...

I am really, really loving these abstract expressionistic pieces of yours - so very inspiring. This one is a gorgeous example - I want to try this!

Caz Sultz said...

Beautiful piece of art, I would love it on my wall !

Gail Dixon said...

A fabulous image! I will have to check out the other blog and that Flickr group. Thanks!

Sharon said...

This is stunning! I love the red and blue pops of color. Truly artistic, Kim.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

i love the colors in this

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

That is one of the most glorious artsy photos of all time. It really needs a wall. Maybe mine.

zotova said...

It is so magnificent!

Michelle B said...

You are so right, even though our plans don't seem to be going how we want them to go, it just might turn out better if we just - let go. Your image is dreamy and wonderful, I am so glad the light was 'bad' that morning.

Kat Sloma said...

Stunning. Absolutely stunning image, and the wisdom behind the words too. We don't need things crystal clear to see the beauty, do we? Thank you so much for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection.

Liz said...

Wow, Kim! You have such a wonderful way with words and with your camera.
The image is divine!

gina said...

Such a lovely and creative image! You make a wonderful case for breaking the rules and taking risks in our photography. Beautiful said!

Ida said...

I like this very much.
I get that effect by taking my glasses off, everything blurs, now if only I could capture that same effect with my camera like you did.

Cathy H. said...

Stunning image, full of colors and energy!

janice said...

Love this painter-ly imaage!

Funkyrosebud said...

This is really beautiful

nancyjean said...

oh such a beautiful abstract photo ... the colors are just perfect!

Prairie Jill said...

What a lovely way of seeing!

Suzette Rothlisberger said...

Fabulous work!

Jeanne said...

Love your artful paintings kIM. I have tried that and it just doesn't seem to do as well as yours for some reason. Very nice.

seabluelee said...

I don't know how you did that, but it's beautiful. What you said here: "where you don't want to break the connection because it teeters on the edge of exciting, and that dreamlike state of reality" ...really speaks to me. You've expressed what I was feeling as I created the image that became my own Photo-Heart connection this month.

Anki-itte said...

This is a nice picture.

Miriam said...

I hope to be the 50th person to tell you that your image & PHC is so very beautiful! and I just noticed you won Bonnies Photo Art Favourite, congratulations!

Zena said...

Gorgeous photo-heart connection, not only because the photo that is gorgeous, but because your thoughts, I can relate to them, I am also been driven by the process and have felt how the mood and the vision changed...

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