Seen at the locks in Ballard, North Seattle; these had blown onto the pedestrian walkway over the big lock, and were just sitting there in the cold sun.
Dec 7, 2011 8:28:20 pmby Chipka Homepage »
Superb! I love the way the light is shining through just one of them, as if that is the special leaf! The colors are great and you've captured such a marvelous collection of patterns here. How many people would miss something like this? I'm glad you didn't...this is superb. It's visual poetry!
Dec 18, 2011 6:36:13 amby anahata.c Homepage »
My hands are feeling decent right now, so I wanted to leave a few comments. (I hope to do more as the days move on.) Your work since returning from England has been grand. It's also been intimate. You know how I feel about your combination of those two qualities. I've looked at all those bridges & stone walkways & grand towers & lights, etc etc, and many have that monumentality we associate with British city life; but they also have the intimacy & inner glow that you seem to bring, quite intuitively, to so much of your work. Of course this isn't england, it's your hometown, but I wanted to say that upfront before moving to this image. Re this one: While I"m picking at random, I really love this shot. The leaves have real presence & 'modeling' (in the old sense of giving 3 dimensions to a drawing or painting). Your shadow & recesses are full & strong; and the highlights capture that 'cold sun' you speak of, in earthen tones turned 'cold'. It's a lush composition too, well framed by the almost purple hue of the street. Typically intuitive & fine pov, Denise, something people have long gotten used to from you & with good reason. Your small portraits, objects, gatherings of plants, leaves, etc, bring out your natural sense of design. This is monumental in its own way, but also lush in the little curls throughout. And (I'm gonna sound like a waiter here): Cropped to perfection. (A little vinaigrette & some basil, you got yerself a meal!) Beautiful work, Denise. (And thanks for being so loyal to my gallery in those times when I've been absent from yours & everyone else's. It's everyone's---never singling yours out. Yours is one of my favorite spots on this site.)