“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.”

-Paul Klee

My challenge for week two of the year was leading lines.

In the last days of my holiday break, I went to Raleigh to see the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  After viewing an exhibit, I always enjoy visiting the museum store.  This is something my mother and I have always enjoyed.

While in the museum store, I noticed a large book of the works of Diego Rivera.  I ended up ordering this book, Diego Rivera.  The Complete Murals, after returning home.  It was a book published by Taschen.   I always enjoy their high quality books.

I like to spend my early mornings looking at art or photography books.  One morning this week, one of Diego Rivera’s murals inspired me to create a composite using leading lines.

Leading Lines in France

Leading Lines in France

I created this composite using two images I captured while in France during the summer of 2018, a cloud image from somewhere in the Carolinas, and one of my sunflower images.

I enjoyed creating the composite, but it really wouldn’t work for my challenge from 52Frames, since that is more of a straight photography group.

Before Christmas, I purchased a wreath from Amazon.  I used this wreath to create portraits of my first grade students as my gift to them and their parents.  I knew I wanted to try to take a picture of my dog, Maui, using the wreath, too, but time during the holiday break got away from me.

I purchased red ribbon (discounted after the holidays) from the craft store, attached it to the wreath and to a hoola hoop, got the help of my husband, Randy, and created this image.  Since one of my goals for 2020 is to learn how to use artificial lighting, I did use my flash for this image.  I bounced the flash off of the white ceiling in my sunroom.

All Lines Lead to Maui

All Lines Lead to Maui

I can already see that creating 52 images based upon these challenges will help me grow as a photographer.  I am looking forward to the next challenge.

 

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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    Any image with Maui is always wonderful and in this case very creative! Love the composite! And thanks for introducing me to 52Frames. Will check them out and just might be joining in the fun!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Bill! Maui is a wonderful model! I hope you will join and enjoy the journey with me!

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