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Astral Tree - Last but not Least
I took over 200 images of the Astral Tree sculpture at Mayo in Jacksonville, and this is the only one that came out like this, with soft, painterly dabs of color. Even though it's my image, I'm hard pressed to explain exactly what happened and why this one is different from all of the rest and perhaps that is why it is my favorite.
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Two for one
I like both of these images, but neither is especially unique in this series, so I decided to give you two for one on my next to last post. Still saving my favorite for tomorrow.
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2016-06-09
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#3
Only two more to go and then this collection will be done...thank goodness.
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The Final Four

Beginning the countdown of the final four photographs to be presented in my Astral Tree collection. These are not necessarily the "best" four images in this collection, they just happen to be the ones that are getting posted last. The final one, however, will my personal favorite - a subjective distinction which makes it absolutely no better than any of the others.
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Transition
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"Growth (in photography) means leaving certain things behind such as the adulation from your usual audience. Experimenting with new ideas and materials along with getting involved with other photographers and artists to discuss your work becomes critical for future growth."
from Robert Hirsch and Greg Erf, Photovision - Art and Vision magazine

So I've left behind the comfort of my frozen flowers to pursue images even further removed from daily reality such as these Astral Tree images - and in so doing, have found a few new supporters and followers in the world of abstract photography and abstract art.
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I took this image in Savannah, Ga, 6 months before I started the Astral Tree series in Jacksonville, Fl. I had completely forgotten this precursor image but ran across it today while looking for something else on my iPhone. Funny how your mind works - am I actually my own influencing source, working subtly through my subconscious?
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Sometimes we like an image but after living with it for a while, rightfully conclude that perhaps this image isn't as strong as some others in the same collection. But then we post it anyway because it is not the strength of the individual image that matters, but how it contributes to the overall theme. This is one of those times.
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The Astral Tree is nearly gone and in it's place I am hearing hints of the theme music from Jaws.
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Time after time, the images must be broken...
The images topple but the Voice is never silenced...Martin Buber
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