FEATURED BLOGGERS

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.

TRAVEL WITH INTENT
ONCE UPON A TIME HAPPILY EVER AFTER (INSTAGRAM)
LIGHT WORDS
PICTURES IMPERFECT

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.

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.

Albert Einstein

“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.

Einstein and “the Einstein of Real Estate” – Vince! Too bad he wore his sunglasses!

Mark Twain

“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.

By cropping our eyes focus on a different perspective, both have skinny legs and big feet.

I got carried away with perspectives in the next set of photos.

Other Challenges that Inspired PPAC this week.

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.


61 responses to “PPAC #42: Looking at Sedona Sculptures from Different Perspectives”

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  3. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    Thank you for your offering of different perspectives – tickling the imagination right here!

    Love the Image Compares – they are such fun! Mark Twain never looked better!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      He looks like he never aged a bit!

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      1. Ju-Lyn Avatar

        just like Rip van Winkle!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Or Dorian Gray.

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          1. Ju-Lyn Avatar

            Oh my goodness, yes! I just experienced a shudder down my spine!

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            He was enough to make a person shudder.

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  4. Prior... Avatar

    Enjoyed the different perspectives and oh my goodness – Vince does look like Einstein – such cool slides there
    ☀️😊

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Yvette. It was fun putting them together. 🙂

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  6. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Your photos are much fun. Never too many angles, I say.

    Here is the last part of my stony Forma Viva series and a cheerful word poem:

    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2022/04/02/day-two-ppac-forma-viva-3/

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  8. Toonsarah Avatar

    That’s a great point about public art keeping still for you while you look for different perspectives! I had to smile at your last caption, the dentist’s perspective 😆

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Old dental assistant perspective coming out.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Super cute!

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  10. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    I am glad that my blog inspired you to your lovely post!
    The different angles of the photos make this so interesting! My PPAC post was inspired by Cee’s post https://ceenphotography.com/2022/03/29/ppac-41-statues-women/ 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I can see that Cee’s post could have easily inspired your post. It reminded of both Teresa’s and my posts of a little pixie tree in a Melbourne park.

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      1. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

        Oh yes! I’ve got a few more photos to share

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’ll look forward to seeing them!

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  11. Sofia Alves Avatar

    The statues were brilliant and lovely photographed as well. You made me laugh with your dentist perspective one 🙂

    Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2022/04/02/ppac-glasgow-14/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Glad you enjoyed it. Sadly she is edentulous so there wasn’t much he could do for her.

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  13. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    You truly blow me away how you have created such a rich playground in community to play in and and the work it takes and love of your craft to put all of this together. I love your quotes and captions and it does appear the greats did give you a lot of insights on perspective.. Now you see them and now you don’t. ha.. lucky you got did before they were gone in a flash. The resemblance of Vince and Einstein was remarkable actually.. true brilliance! 🙌🤷‍♀️💖!
    Awesome post! 💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Cindy. High praise from the poet! I love it.

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  14. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    I love all your perspective shots, Marsha! I’ve gotten comfortable getting unusual angles whenever I can. Love the Einstein and Vince combo shots, hilarious! You’ve given me some inspiration for photographing things on our upcoming trip to Leavenworth!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are going to get some great photos! Can’t wait to see them!

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  15. Teresa Avatar

    Love the perspectives this week, especially the dentist one 😂😂😂
    Here is mine: https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2022/03/31/poet-house/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Adorable post, Teresa,

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      1. Teresa Avatar

        Thanks Marsha ❤️

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  17. Lins Doodles Avatar
    Lins Doodles

    Some lovely photos and perspectives, I particularly liked the dentist’s view.
    https://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2022/04/01/ppac42/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Isn’t that funny? And they look at that view so many times a day it is normal. I used to be a dental assistant. I had a different perspective, more downward at the dentist’s hands, but lots of open mouths. 🙂

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  18. utesmile Avatar

    It is nice that einstein sits on a bench and you can join him like Vince did.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It was a great piece. Someone bought it and it is gone now. 😦

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  19. willowdot21 Avatar

    Love the photos , especially the ones with Einstein and your hubby sharing the same mustache ! 💜

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL, I think Einstein had his first. 🙂

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      1. willowdot21 Avatar

        Yes indeed I think you are right 💜💜

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Of course , I am Always Write! 🤣

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          1. willowdot21 Avatar

            💜🤣🤣

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  20. eklastic Avatar

    I love those pics with Albert. And you found a perfect doppelganger! 😍
    And thanks for the mention of my last lions. I still have quite a few on file but I’ll give them a break for a while.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      More lions??? Wow! They are a lot of fun. Some people collect elephants, dolls, dishes, and you collect pictures of lions. What fun! Yes, Vince has been a bell ringer for Einstein since I met him almost 30 years ago. He loves it and has Einstein shirts, phone case, whenever he sees something Einstein, he buys it. 🙂

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  21. Janis @ RetirementallyChallenged.com Avatar

    I love that whimsical head planter at the end! I’d love to have that in my garden.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Someone probably does, Janis. It’s not there anymore. 😦 I loved it, too!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You need to change your name to Pictures Perfect, Elke. 🙂

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  23. Cee Neuner Avatar

    This is a very cool post. I’m so glad my perspective challenge inspired to play around a bit 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It definitely did. The photos fit the bill, and then when I realized what your B & W challenge was, it was the perfect match. Do you love the pics of Vincie?

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      1. Cee Neuner Avatar

        Yes I did 😀 😀

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  24. Sadje Avatar

    Great pics Marsha!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Sadje. 🙂

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        You’re welcome

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