A photographic diptych….a photograph that uses two different or identical images side by side to form one single artistic statement..A diptych is accepted as one photograph in many competitions but a description is almost always asked for when entering. The following is my description, in 400 characters or less, of this diptych titled Two Suns- A Diptych of Days End:
Peering out of the window of a 747, I watched as the sun was setting, taking for granted the day behind me and the beauty of the scene. It was just another sunset, everyone photographs sunsets-it isn’t original. Then I realized that every sunset, like everyday, is unique and deserves to be preserved in ones memory.
It is officially 2016 but the Chinese Zodiac New Year is yet to come.This year it falls on February 8, and will be welcoming in the Year of the Monkey.The Chinese New Year always starts between late January and mid-February and each year is represented by a different animal.There are 12 animals in total and this year is the Red Fire Monkey’s year.
I painted this fella, years ago, in oil on canvas from my imagination during a difficult time in my life! I always said that this painting represented my “getting the monkey off my back”!!! The word Singe is French for monkey and Queue is French for tail.
I Hope all of your monkeys leave or have left your back this 2016 and you have a fabulous year!!!!! CHEERS!!!
Driving home, my eyes caught a beautiful field filled with light and flowers at the golden hour of around 7:30pm. I just had to pull over, get out, trudge through long grass, weeds and trees… jump a fence and proceed to get eaten alive by mosquitos….but the light was so beautiful! When I got home, I discovered that most of my photos were not in focus-not even an “Unsharp Mask” filter in Photoshop would help my images! Alas, always remember your shutter speed and lens focal length…in my excitement, I did not. I was lucky to get a few good shots for my trouble. Now I better go check myself for ticks!!! Have a good evening! Cheers!!