I am not an artist, so my interpretation of art is much different from someone who spent years studying and who has earned the title of artist. I do, however, know a nice piece of art when I see it. This week I am asking for your opinion. Do you think it is (a) worthy of being classified as art or (b) should I toss it?
When I went on a photo adventure last week with two fellow photographers, I had no particular theme in mind to photograph. Lady luck was with us because as we were on the fishing pier photographing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Vision of the Seas, loaded with happy vacationers, was making her voyage out to the Gulf. I took this photo just as she passed underneath the bridge, much to my excitement. It wasn’t until I returned home and began looking at my photos that I discovered I had captured a photo to satisfy this week’s theme. There are differences in platforms used to facilitate travel. Roadways and bridges are fixed as compared to mobile platforms such as ships.
As coyotes are spotted running on frozen Boston Harbor and snowy conditions over the northern and southern states have caused record lows, these Lakewood Ranch photographers (Susan Piper, Patricia Reed, Mary Nell Moore and Jo Chaney) were spotted on the beach at Sharkey’s. Enduring the “wintery” 56-degree weather and donned with scarves, gloves, coats, boots and hats, they were determined to photograph the last of the winter landscapes before Spring arrives.