LASERS AND LET-US LETTUCE NATURE SERIES: When Lily’s Become Superstars!

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Lasers and Let-Us (Lettuce) Nature Series: Fire Lily Red and Blue Burst

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A patient flower sits amongst common lawn grass. It’s sharp petals form a star that burns it’s way into the eager gardener’s memory.  Two bright lights like hovering fairies chase it’s stem, waiting to catch the morning dew.

This is the second installment of the Lasers and Let-Us (Lettuce) Nature Series.  Of all the flowers at the nursery, this exotic, fiery lily chose to take center stage. “Tell me that I’m beautiful,” it cried.  I did by dutifully taking this picture.

ORDINARY OBJECTS THAT LOOK LIKE SUN AND SEA

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Marisa D. Aceves. Heaven And Earth Sonic Wavescape. digital photo.

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Gentle waves ripple across the surface.  A sudden burst of sun yellow radiates a familiar visual heat then gradually succumbs to a deep sea cobalt blue. The scene is hot and cold, fire and ice, heaven and earth.

When I first noticed this peculiar item at a home enhancement store, I was immediately drawn to its unusual surface.  Though the initial piece was subtle in color, it had a unique sculptural quality. It’s general pattern reminded me of heat waves, sun rays and moving water. Later, I found that a certain amount of color enhancement was necessary to illustrate the combining of these two natural elements, fire and water.

NEW LASERS AND LET-US (LETTUCE) PLANT SERIES COMING SOON!!!

LASERS AND LETTUCE SERIES

Marisa D. Aceves. Lasers and LET-US (Lettuce): Red Sabre Ray. digital photography.

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Tender green leaves emerge from quiet darkness. A crimson ray of light penetrates the scene. The summer garden lives, subtly revealing the mystery of the moment.

*SIDE NOTE: Recently, I have decided to get a little more adventurous and include some of my latest conceptual photography on this abstract art blog.  For all you plant and nature lovers out there, I hope that you enjoy my latest twist on an already familiar subject! 

A quick trip to Rainbow Garden Center resulted in some inspirational and beautiful pictures of a variety of plants and flowers. I decided to reinterpret one of my photos of a popular, tropical garden plant.  Instead of a sunny, busy mid-afternoon, I wanted to portray the plant as if it were slowly getting ready to face the start of another day.  Unexpected light interruptions and creative use of appropriate filters provided visual interest and added to the concept of new beginnings.

OBJECTS THAT LOOK LIKE ICE 2: FOURTH OF JULY DEDICATION

Marisa D. Aceves. Ice Dance: Color Oscillation 2. digital photography.

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Vibrant hues flow beneath the frozen, pebbled surface.  Each cell captures and fragments the unique color combinations it contains. A mysterious landscape is finally recovered, emerging from the depths of the unconscious mind.

This is the second picture taken from an object that I had posted earlier. It’s unusual, reflective texture was taken at a flooring store. I simply intensified the color, sharpened the overall image, and brought out its structure. Today is Independence day, so in honor of American Independence I decided to post a colorful photograph.  To all of my American readers, Happy Fourth of July!  To all of my international readers, have a wonderful, and art full weekend.

ORDINARY OBJECTS THAT LOOK LIKE PSYCHEDELIC ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

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Marisa D. Aceves. Inter-dimensional Vodka Dream: Space Warp 1. digital photography

Random colors scatter and disperse as the suburban dining room peeks through the veil.  The translucent, viscous atmosphere bubbles then folds in on itself.  We are traveling from one dimension to the next, losing what we thought we knew yet discovering the unfamiliar is surprisingly familiar. David Byrne of “Talking Heads” fame said it best in his lyrics to Once In A Lifetime, “..Same as it ever was…”

My sister charitably saved this particular object from garbage can death as she was cleaning out her cabinets. She presented me with the object one weekend when she and my brother-in-law came to visit. “You’ll know what to do with it…” she chuckled. Shortly after they left, her prediction came true. I began to turn the object around, examining it’s unique shape. However, I didn’t take a shot of the object until three days later, when I could appreciate its photographic potential.

EVERYDAY OBJECTS THAT LOOK LIKE ICE

Marisa D. Aceves. Color Oscillation: Ice Dance Composition 1. digital photography.

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Warm hues gently float beneath transparent skin.  The icy surface, chipped by some unknown force, reflects the artificial sunlight around it.  Small bubbles have formed and settled at the corners, evidence of a past dance frozen in time.

I took this abstract photograph when we visited a flooring store in our quest to find a porcelain tile that would simulate the look of exotic tiger wood.  There were many textures, colors and brands of tile and flooring.  While none of their designs appealed to us, I still managed to leave the store with this colorful, fascinating gem.

Wishing you all a wonderfully creative weekend!

NEW REFLECTIONS / REFRACTIONS GALLERY ACTIVE ON MY WEBSITE


Marisa D. Aceves. A-Lumina: Ribbon Composition 1. digital photography 2015.

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Light gently rides the top of the rippled, mirrored surface.  Umbers, pinks and reds pool upon waves of gold, settling wearily into small black pockets. This ribbon moves gracefully through space, bending and twisting with sound and mind.

After taking a much needed break last weekend, I decided to introduce a new Gallery to my website. On this post, I have included one of the photographs that is featured.  I first discovered the object in this photograph while I was cleaning my room in preparation for new flooring.  It’s like Christmas in June for the hungry photographer.  When it comes to photographic subjects, there are many possibilities, but only one will serve your purpose.  Once you have selected the object you want to photograph, you have to find its best angle.  In this case, it was the crinkled side of the object that held the most interest. The uneven surface reflected the light and colors around it providing an instant source of visual inspiration.