Description Well, it's nearly fall. Flowers everywhere are possibly lamenting, or maybe rejoycing, the fact that they are losing their petals. And if not losing them, they are, alas, fading. Perhaps, even, changing color. For those who are rejoycing, I suspect that their petals have been of the 'high upkeep' variety. Perhaps a sweet pea. I hear that it takes a good bit of work to keep the shape and pristine appearance of the pea's do. Those lamenting may perhaps be of the black-eyed susan variety. Petals so simple to upkeep. Long and attractive. But in late summer they have become especially attractive to bugs. Not pretty. Maybe they don't lament losing their petals so much after all. Of course I realize that this is purely subjective on my part. A great many would tell me that flowers don't think or have feelings or anything like that anyway. In fact they might be quite likely to suggest I take a 'rest.' Doesn't matter. As I said, all of this is mere conjecture on my part. I'll never tell what the flowers really told me.
Brenda Leitow Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Photography is one of the most essential things to a happy life, in my world. Every time I get out my camera I go out and bathe myself in light and color and line and texture... and everything in the world around me. Photography is a very emotional art for me. When I take photos in the rain, or in the morning dew, or when the light gets soft near sunset, or sharp at sunrise, the light creates such an atmosphere that I can almost feel the colors melting right into my being, creating their lasting impressions. My job as an artist is to capture colors, not always as I see them, but also how I imagine them to be. I manipulate light and color to my desire. It's rather like a prism, bending the light, showing color. Only as a photographer I bend the light less precisely, leaving some breathing space for the light to find its own path. The light creates itself in that way, taking away my control, and does amazing things with color that never even occurred to me to imagine.
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