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pictures of beauty and meaning
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and life is what you make of it. You have likely heard these ideas before. I use them here because they aptly apply to the photographs on this site (and, I think, most of life). Many of the photos have obvious beauty; for others, it is a thinking beauty. That is, you will be asked to find/ make beauty of the photo by creating what you think the photo means.
I photographed all the landscapes on the website. I try, with each of the photos, and with the website itself, to establish mood and, at the same, to intellectually intrigue. You may look at some of them and say, "What?". Good.
h [home] I chose this as the prime image for LyU because of its beauty and intrigue. Okay, the viewer is on a bus...but going where? Where have we come from? Who else is on the bus? Why would a photograph be taken of intersecting highways, cars, trucks, office parks and a small city in the distance? Is there a point to this image?
Incomplete answers: we are all in our various vehicles, here represented by bus, cars, and trucks but which could and do include our own bodies, Though each of us is "going our own way," we are also, though the route we individually take may be new to us, taking one that has been taken by hundreds or hundreds of thousands or millions of others before. We are going a new way, our own way, by millimeters; but we also can not but build on/ live from/ depend on the work of others before.
Source photo for the main photo. Funny what the camera saw, is it not? The camera had a rather less exciting, and less informative, take than the final image. , is it not? That is what was there, "the truth," but was not what I experienced. The prime image is more true to my experience even if by memory and editing altered. I added color saturation and painterly effects to the source to get the image.
on the Amtrak bus from Palm Springs, CA to Fullerton, CA
A photo I mean to be more cerebrally-engaging than necessarily visually-pleasing. An easy chair in a field, representing rest, and looking and listening alone, in isolation; a tractor-trailer truck on a back road in front of a work building. Time alone and in enjoyment and contemplation is bought with the work of others and oneself.
This photo also contains two of my favorite motifs: electric power lines and streetlamps. The former talk to me about the continual transmission of power/ energy; the latter, our human version of the sun, increasing when we can live, work, and learn.
Los Angeles looking up from its streets. Just where was it taken? (In L.A., near the Beverly Center, just outside of West Hollywood.) Dash-of-paint clouds float and reflect light, like ideas. You may notice not only the tangible (and some would say therefore "real") building tops but also the electric wires. Humankind bending and using its ingenuity to make life more as it wants. Power and energy.
Los Angeles, CA
Sitting on the grassy hill by a tree seems like an idyllic spot to read a book. Even if bugs and general inconvenience would render the actual experience there not so grand. A tree representing learning and knowledge; a telephone pole carrying electricity signifying connection and energy.
Beside a road in Newbury Park, CA
a [about] The green in the foreground representing life and growth, the brown and mass of the mountains strength and duration, the uneven sky thoughts and decisions.
Boney Mountain in Ventura County, CA
about jake knight
A photo I took a few weeks into a new life and home. This view no longer exists; town homes have taken the place of the trees, as is sometimes the way. You may notice an unlit lamppost and a lit street light in the picure. I took it on one of the nights, and there have been more than a few, when I wondered what Life, and my life, was/ is about. I was enraptured by the brilliant oranges and the dash of sunshine yellow. Rocklin, CA
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A view over the last hills of the continent, looking out to the Pacific Ocean, on a cool and misty day. It feels, to me, peaceful. Ventura County, CA
a philosophy of life
Thousand Oaks, CA
Thousand Oaks, CA
Ventura County, CA
bks movs tv vids pods
wide-angle for some conversations with marc
wide-angle for the consciousness shift
The Pacific Ocean is behind these hills
wide-angle for luke's perspective, and ours
Pyramid Lake, NV
wide-angle for heroes of the bible and the quran
Los Angeles, CA