The overflowing sun

June 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

photomontage, abstractMirage under the bluffsPhotomontage

"Air ran like hot spring waters nowhere, with no sound. The lake was a quantity of steam very still and deep over valleys of fish and sand held baking under its serene vapors. Tar was poured licorice in the streets, red bricks were brass and gold, roof tops were paved with bronze. The high-tension wires were lightning held forever, blazing, a threat above the unslept houses.  The cicadas sang louder and yet louder.  The sun did not rise, it overflowed.”  Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

When it’s too hot for outdoor photography, a photographer’s fancy turns to indoor projects.  That was certainly true last week, as the western U.S. was overwhelmed by a crushing heat wave.  It got plenty hot here in my neck of the woods, but not nearly as bad as other places.  I spent some time playing with photomontage, and (not surprisingly) ended up with this rather sun-baked image.  It reminds me of a vast desert, vibrating in the heat and conjuring up mirages.


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

  In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

 Carol Leigh photography blog

 David du Chemin photography blog

 Fine Art Landscape Photography of Seung Kye Lee 

 My Modern Met "where art enthusiasts and trend spotters connect over creative ideas"

 Ian Plant Dreamscapes photography blog

 William Neill's Light on the Landscape photoblog

 Art Wolfe blog

Recently read, and highly recommended:

The creative habit (Twyla Tharp)

The museum of extraordinary things (Alice Hoffman)

Jane Gardam's "Old Filth" trilogy: Old Filth, The man in the wooden hat, and Last Friends

The good Lord bird (James McBride)

Snow hunters (Paul Yoon)

 

 

 

Subscribe
RSS