For this week’s challenge, we’re exploring art–outdoors, in the park, on the street–for all to enjoy. Thank you Patti for acknowledging all the art around us.
The last couple of years Sacramento has been encouraging creativity. Alley walls, sidewalks and dumpsters have provided the canvas. Artists of all ages come out to celebrate.
In 2016 alleyways and building throughout Sacramento became the canvas for Wide Open Walls (WOW). This annual event has brought art to all. This year my fellow photographers ventured out without me because Moxie’s puppy class is priority one.
Another annual event I usually enjoy is Chalk it Up. This artwork is not permanent, but fun to watch, and photograph. The sidewalks around Freemont Park serve as the location. Each square represents an organization, individual idea, or business venture. Again, I did not photograph it this year. Last year, CoVid protocols spread this event out throughout the city.
I came across the Art of the Dumpster in a vacant lot. Each dumpster had the artist’s statement displayed.
I am always on the lookout for murals that informs visitors about the town.
How many of us have been stuck in an airport? I’m glad to find that these public spaces are now being adorned with art.
The original Tower Records started in Sacramento and was located in the drug store that shared space with the Tower Theatre.
Murals found around Tower Records establishment on Broadway.
Making the most of the space that surrounds us with art. It is nice to find such “eye candy” where you least expected! Just be ready to experience beauty.
I.J. Khanewala challenges me to see the ordinary into the most extraordinary thing that you have seen. I am up for this challenge. When I come to a well traveled place I have a pre conceived idea of the typical image. I usually take a couple of these, but then I look around. I want to look deeper and find “my” image.
I remember a magazine that my son read as a boy that had a page of photographs. The idea was that you were supposed to figure out what the image was a part of. Always fascinated me. Do you have an idea of what these are parts of?
I hope you enjoy looking at how the ordinary can make an extraordinary image.
This week Tina invited me to share images of places and things that have, “seen better days”. Evidence of our past is easily found here in Northern California. When I go out with my camera in hand, I am on the lookout for these abandoned items, settings, and buildings.
Some cars make it into an auto museum and some cars are just abandoned.
How many times have you misplaced an article of clothing? I’m surprised at where these lonely ones were found.
Gold and silver mining had much to do with the creation and downfall of many towns in Northern California. Bodie is one such example. In 1962 Bodie became Bodie State Historic Park, and an official gold rush ghost town. It is an example of “arrested decay”.
When my friend Anne and I went out with a fellow photographer Greg we often ended up exploring forgotten place such as Knight’s Landing.
Taking photographs of items with history behind them makes me think about the back story.
Ann-Christine challenges me to look at the subject of Feet and Shoes. Over the years I have found many shoes to photograph.
Working shoes for the garden or rain.
When I was young they were called sneakers. The only time I could wear these at school was in gym class. Now they call these athletic shoes, and they are worn anytime and everywhere. When I see cute ones I grab a photograph.
Summer means sandals in all sizes.
Feet coverings for hiking, climbing and smelling.
Fancy shoes may not be very comfortable but they grab your attention.
Infant toes of my grandsons
Free the toes!
Thanks for allowing me to share my take on shoes and feet!