Marisa D. Aceves. Rectangular Autumn Symphony 1. digital photography. 2017
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Subtle colors passing through
Leaving light trails
Impressing my mind
With times and times long past
Fragments that bind
by Marisa D. Aceves
It was a cool autumn day when we decided to take a trip to our local Walmart. At first, we were searching for matching comforters for my bed, but when we were unsuccessful, we decided to look for light blocking curtains to keep the house warm and save energy. Unfortunately, we failed to find heavier curtains for the windows as well. We settled for a rather inventive solution to our original plan, a material commonly used outdoors. After we got home, we spread the material on the floor, trimming it as needed. Light danced on it’s surface, breaking up reflected colors from around the room. I noticed creases on the material that formed a visually fascinating repetitive pattern. I gently hovered over it and took the shot. I subtly enhanced the color, shadow and highlights, adding a light filtered texture for interest. When the photograph was complete, I realized that I could create other works from this one photograph. A collection emerged. While I’m happy to report that we finally found my matching bedspread and sheets, I’m glad we took the small adventourous detour that birthed the Primary Reflection Series.
Have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to check out the new Primary Reflection Series on my website, coming in November!