“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso
When I left home on this particular day I had no idea that I would find myself at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park, which is a local attraction of the summer months that draws large crowds of people looking for distraction and fun. On this day it was gloomy when I found myself driving down the main avenue to check out an attraction at the park…The Queen, the boat that ferry’s sightseers around West Lake.
Finishing up with some shots of The Queen, I was headed back to the truck, slipping and sliding on the snow covered ice, when I spied this composition, saw it as a black and white, pulled out my iphone and made the capture. The main attraction to me was the curving fence line and the juxtaposition of the statures of summer in the confines of winter.
The in phone edits were done in “Snapseed” and “Dramatic Black and White” apps, while in the computer I used Alien Skin “Blow Up” to add size and then added a little more contrast in Photoshop.
Winter is sliding away, but not giving up easily. Promises of warmer temps are one the horizon and I’m ready for change. Thanks for joining me here and I hope that you will continue to visit.
Sic “Em Bears.
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org