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PPAC #42: Looking at Sedona Sculptures from Different Perspectives


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.



  • 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.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    • 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. 🙂


  5. 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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    • 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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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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