Photograph - Digital Photographs
Ballerina Abstract Macro Glass Photography
by Omaste Witkowski owFotoGrafik.com
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~Lao Tzu
This photograph reminds me of a ballet slipper. A magical ballet slipper sparkling with fairy dust. Surrounded by beautiful color and magical tones of sound and light. Dancing for the spirit of creativity in all of us.
Simplicity and beauty are things that we love. It is nice when all that we want can be captured in a photograph. Red is a very powerful color. It could be war, love, fear, evil, peace, sensuality, whatever we interpret it to be really. Ballerinas are elegant, they are beautiful and powerful. They are strong and wise. They are a very strong image for everybody.
This is a photograph of a piece of glass artwork created by Garth Mudge of Glassworks in Winthrop, Wa. It was taken with a Macro lens and is a very small section of the overall object. I am exploring hand blown glass at a macro level in the hopes of creating fine art from very small pieces of glass.
All of the colors and shapes are created from hot glass. None of these images are created from anything other than hand blown glass objects. I am removing visible specks of dust in Photoshop to present a cleaner look but the overall image is exactly what I am seeing through my camera lens.
The colors are vivid and alive due to the way that I am illuminating the glass art as I am taking the picture. In a way I am photographing the light as it passes through the object. Creating art from light or art from glass art? Either way I see creating art from life and from existing art.
I have been a professional photographer for many years but it is only recently that I have been photographing glass at any level. It is such an exciting experience to discover these images. I almost feel like an archeologist as I explore a small hidden word and reveal the treasures within.
December 17th, 2012
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