[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever
[Photos this week are hosted right here on WordPress. Somewhere… serene.]
[All photos ‘might’ be right-clicked to open in a new tab or window.]
The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ann-Christine.
She asks: “What is Magical to you? People, places, things, nature, adventures, moments…
For those with acute powers of observation, there is magic everywhere. That leaves me out, but some of what I find magical are things that are mesmerizing, or hypnotic. (Thank you Mr. Mesmer, often credited with inventing hypnotism. But haven’t we been mesmerized by shamans and witch doctors from the beginning of time until now? I digress.)
At times, who doesn’t stare at earth, air, fire, and water, almost trance-like? I know I DO!
Let’s have a look.
EARTH, in the form of trees, shrubs, landscape vistas, etc:
AIR, in the form of clouds, and things blown by air. (Please excuse the flag waving. It was evidence of air and wind. It’s an American thing, even among those of us who are proudly unaffiliated with a political party.)
FIRE, in the form of FIRE, and FIREWORKS. (I did a search in my photo library for fire and it came up with one photo of the moon and about twenty shots of fireworks! Hmm.)
WATER, in the form of flowing creeks in the woods. If it isn’t mesmerizing enough to stare at flowing water, for some reason we photogs try to make the water blurry and silky looking:
“Do you believe in magic in a young girl’s heart
How the music can free her whenever it starts?”
…Do You Believe in Magic
…The Lovin’ Spoonful
“Could this be magic
My heart’s all aglow
Could this be magic
Loving you so”
…Could Be This Magic
…The Dubs (Doo-Wop)