Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thanking Juanita

My neighbor, Juanita, moved up to Washington to live with her children. She gave me a number of things as she was clearing "junk" out of her house. Yesterday I photographed the end of a rolled-up nautical chart, purposely keeping it out of focus. I also photographed a glass fishnet float she gave me, using a flashlight to illuminate it. A nautical chart, a net float . . . a perfect combination. Thanking Juanita . . . ©Carol Leigh


  1. Ah, here you are again in the middle of the night. I am guessing daVinci did the same thing. I loved this photo even when I didn't know what it was. Now I need to try to articulate what I like.... I think it is form and color. I like the softness of the background and the arc of the map around the glass float. It also reminds me of a sunset. Well, I just like it.

  2. Thank you, Carol D. Yeah, I like the softness, too. I did some other things with the rolled-up chart, but it looked too Georgia O'Keeffe, without the artistry and subtlety. I may, however, combine it with a flower just to see what will happen. The glow of the float looked really good to begin with, but the curved forms of the chart enhanced everything. I wish my mornings lasted longer. -- Carol Leigh


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