Friday, July 13, 2012
What is an environmental portrait?
An environmental portrait is a portrait taken in the subject's usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject's life and surroundings. The surroundings or background is a key element in environmental portraiture, and is used to convey further information about the person being photographed.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Redecorating since January 1, 2012, I've started in my dining room with fresh paint of white and blue and a much better arrangement of furniture, now we can actually seat at the dining room table. After that I decided to tackle my kitchen with a deep grey hue, some new white shelves and a cozy spot to read my cookbooks and drink morning coffee, which is now the only seat in my tiny kitchen. I press on systematically from the front of the house into the hallway. Its a little drab so I purchased a lovely petite bench in a dark stain that has wonderful texture from its natural wood grain (Asian inspired). I installed tiny running lights under the bench and along the baseboard to create a warm and dramatic feel. To add to that warmth, I found a plush rug with deep reds that says, "step on me, sit down and take off your shoes."
So... I'm searching for one of my photos that might pick up those deep reds to hang above the bench. I'm having a hard time finding what I need so I decided to recolour a flower that I shot last summer. I've created something dramatic that I think works.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I entered the park at 5th Ave and 79th St. E, turned south at East Dr. and walked past The Ramble. This part of the park is 38 acres of winding pathways. Described by Frederick Law Olmsted as a “wild garden”, its home to native and exotic plant life and 230 species of birds.
Walking south I came across The Lake, and Boat House, which is a nice spot to stop and take in the view of the water and the buildings of 5th Ave on the other side.
The Alice in Wonderland sculpture is a favorite spot for children, who are encouraged to climb and play on the bronze sculpture, thousands of little hands polishing the surface smooth.
I moved on to the Bandshell, which is right in front of The Mall. It was alive with musicians, children playing, a game of frisbee, people engaged in chess and photographers like me trying to capture the moment.
Reaching the south end of the park I spotted Wollman Rink, The Dairy and The Pond. Feet aching, I was disparate at this point for a taxi to take me back to the hotel. I’ll have to see the rest of the park on my next visit.