Last week for PPAC #40, I had a marvelous response from all of you. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge. Here are the featured bloggers for this week. Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #PPAC
- There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
- Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
- Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
- The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
- Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here.
- Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
- Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!
For More Ideas about PPAC…
These early-bird participants might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.
- AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
- LIN’S DOODLES
- MY CAMERA AND I
- NOW AT HOME
- PICTURES IMPERFECT
- WIDE EYED WANDERINGS
- WOOLLY MUSES
My Choices for PPAC #42: Perspectives on Sedona Statues
Today my inspiration came from one of Aletta’s posts, The Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Interesting Perspective. Her perspectives made the photos more interesting. As I browsed through my photos it seems that several of my Sedona shots were taken from more than one perspective. Leeanne Cole and Cee Neuner have both taught me that is always a good idea to take more than one photo. PPAC makes such a good place to practice your photography skills because your subjects stand still, and are not picky from what perspective you photograph them.
Sadly these statues are on loan to Tlaquepaque Shopping Mall until someone buys them. When we went a few months ago, they were gone.
“It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.”-Albert Einstein
an added perspective. Einstein’s living look-alike.
“Distance lends enchantment to the view.”-Mark Twain
Did these great men know I would be looking for quotes from them on the topic of perspective this week? It seems they did. LOL
These next statues look about the same in black and white or in color. The backgrounds are what change the look of the photo.
Cropping also changes the perspective slightly in that you can focus your view on your subjects better. I like that by changing my position as I took the pictures, you can see the expressions on both faces better. I was limited by the wall in getting other perspectives.
I like the second perspective again because you see the expressions on the faces better.
I got carried away with perspectives in the next set of photos.
Other Challenges that Inspired PPAC this week.
- The Cosmic Photo Challenge (through Aletta Nowathome)
- Cee’s Black and White Challenge is on Perspectives.
Now it’s your turn.
What’s your PPAC theme this week? Are you into statues or sculptures (and what’s the difference anyway?) Did you find some cool murals? Did you go on a trip or a walk around your hometown and grab a bunch of different kinds of public art? I can’t wait to see it. I’m going to start doing on PPAC what I do on my WQW, and that is to include all your early bird links so that you can inspire people.