Marisa D. Aceves. Pineapple Composition: Fire. digital photography. 2015
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The turbulent, translucent surface boils vigorously. Odd shaped bubbles form into glass eyes rushing to gather the color beneath them. The scene is set for all of creation to sample this primordial color soup.
The object above holds particular significance because it was a gift from my sister Kathy. After noticing the shape and texture of the object, she thought I could use it for my photography. I took her advice and photographed two different versions. One of the versions has cool, icy undertones; the other (the one featured above) has a warm fiery color scheme. Different objects that surround us remind us of the elements, nature and the things for which we are familiar. Many people wait their whole lives for “big things” to happen so that they can appreciate them. When the “big things” are few and far between they get gloomy, and depressed. However, I believe that if we learn to see the beauty and fascination in the little things, not only do we develop an “attitude of gratitude”, but we learn to exist “positively”in the present moment. Part of gratefulness is not simply pretending that you are thankful, anyone can do that while still secretly deciding to be miserable. It is seeing the possibilities in the objects, people, plants, animals and situations that you encounter that lifts you out of the complacency and helplessness of these uncertain times.
Have a restful weekend and a great new week!
Marisa D. Aceves. Rainscape Parking Lot Composition 1. Digital Photography. 2015.
Ominous grey clouds gather overhead. It begins to rain. Small round droplets position themselves strategically on the available glass windshield breaking up the dark parking lot across from the local Big Lots store. A large white truck hovers like a curious ghost, peering inside our car with it’s large dead eyes. I sit back slowly and reach into my purse. If I have to wait till the rain stops, I’ll take a picture, a permanent record of one of life’s frequent meditations.
It was raining one busy weekend. My mother and I had stopped at a local Big Lots store to take advantage of one of their sales on large fabric containers. We combed the store desperately trying to find the containers before it started to rain. In the first pass we missed the containers completely, but when we asked one of the sales clerks for help, she quickly pointed out their location. Unfortunately, the navy containers that my sister had asked for were not available. We headed back to the car and my mother called my sister to let her know what colors were available. When my sister had made her decision, my mother headed back to the store. I chose to stay behind and take this picture.
Marisa D. Aceves CHROMA BLAST: Well drop. digital photography
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Another anxious droplet breaks the silent surface. Brilliant fuchsia, violet and tangerine erupt from its center as it radiates waves of energy. A small, imitation sun is born boldly and dies gracefully as the ripples settle.
My cousin, Stacey gave me these beautiful glass collectibles for Christmas. I like them so much that I enjoy their beauty year round. I placed the wire angel display for the ornaments in our office. Occasionally, I will look away from the computer screen. My tired eyes will fall upon the angel and I will remember Stacey’s thoughtful gesture. So in honor of my cousin (After all, it’s her birthday today, so wish her a happy one!), I decided to post this on a Saturday, instead of my usual Sunday post! I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.
Marisa D. Aceves. Dune 1. digital photography. 2015
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Soft light gently caresses the weathered, wrinkled surface of this inspired desert landscape. A new day begins. The scratching, clicking, and chirping of unseen insects fills the air with natures latest symphony.
It was another one of those long, dreadfully boring evenings. I grabbed my old college lamp with the adjustable accordion neck and attached it to the edge of the portable shelves. Finally, we could settle down to read. Strong, warm light hit the surface of the furniture at just the perfect angle. A rolling desert landscape emerged. I lifted my phone camera up and tilted it so that the direct light would not obscure my view. Then, I took the shot. Some photos are just given, others require the occasional hunt or chase.
Marisa D. Aceves. Tinscape Object 150. digital photography.
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Shards of light dance excitedly on a fractured surface. The golden geometric mountain heaves and twists with each labored breath. Bits of bright poppy red and fushia explode like spring flowers as they bravely invade each shard of this well worn, knotty landscape.
When I first noticed this object, I liked the way the light reflected off of its surface. It seemed to gladly inherit the colors around it so that each shot had it’s own unique personality. Finally, I settled on this particular picture because I liked the warm color combination. I felt the bright cheery color was as much a celebration of spring as it was an extraordinary exploration into something we are all familiar with, yet take for granted.
Marisa D. Aceves. Blue Equilibrium. digital photography
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Small water droplets form upon the tinted, transparent surface. A rich blue-violet hue slowly fades in concentration as it travels upwards toward a semi-circular cloud of condensation. Two bold, brown and white figures sit in the upper middle of the composition, a curious clue to what lies behind the veil…
We had just finished our dinner. The object I photographed for this post sat right in front of me. It had faithfully occupied the same space each evening of the week and yet I hadn’t considered capturing the qualities that made it unique and artistically valuable. I like to imagine that it was patiently waiting there in plain sight for the time when I would see it from the right angle. Then resistance to it’s apparent charms would be futile. There are 2 versions of this photograph. In the version featured above, the color is more concentrated. The other version, shown here, is darker and the overall effect is more dramatic. Which version do you prefer? I guess it all depends on your mood.