"We are tied to the ocean and when we go back to the sea whether it is to sail or watch we are going back from where we came" JFK
Un touched - two feet of pure white snow fell over Bell Island in 2010
It was gorgeous laying next to the ocean.
When a snow falls like this on the east coast all you can do is bask in it’s glory
When a snow like this falls in Colorado you rarely see an untouched site like this
While the east coast is where my heart is, Colorado is where my soul lives. Here I find never ending adventures.
Whenever I return to alititude from sea level I finally see the sun. It’s unclouded by tree’s and the new york haze.
If only I could bring the sun and the open horizon to the beaches on the east coast.
I lost it at the end.
Okay, I had to check out the Van Eyck thing. I was a bit in denial because, come on, every single person can’t look like President Putin!
There are no words to describe how wrong I was.
Motoi Yamamoto - Floating Garden
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you’d see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on the floor of The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last night. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.
For those unfamiliar with this artist, Yamamoto began working with salt in 1994 after his sister, just 24 at the time, died of brain cancer. In order to cope with her death, he began making art that reflected his grief. In Japan, salt is used as a part of rituals in some funeral ceremonies and also used to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones.
It’s been a while since I made a b&w print in the dark room.
ISO 400 35mm film. 6 second exposure 5 clicks down on enlarger (had a newly replaced bulb and I had enlarger very close to easel). Perfection for a cloudy day pointing up at the sky.