Photos of the week

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What a subtle perception: a disk of light in swirls of texture.

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This is a very pleasing perception of color and visual space.

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Lovely texture in this monochromatic perception.

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The visual space in this image brings out the texture in the can and the water nicely.

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Really lovely and keeps you wondering. Did you shoot it at a variety of distances and angles? Be fun to see your other views.

What delicious texture!

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Such a subtle reflection. Well seen!

Thanks so much! Reflections and shadows always catch my eye.

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The rich green and yellow are enhanced by the black patch in this delightful perception.

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You could easily skip over this perception, but it is so elegant and colorful.

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Lovely perception of texture.

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Delicate texture + strong color = great perception

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Such an elegant perception!

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This is an elegant perception of texture and shape.

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Sometimes all you need is the right color!

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There's a simple elegance to this image of color and texture.

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Arigatou Gozaimasu Andy Karr Sama

You won't see more color than this.

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I am honoured Andy.

This is a fine perception of color and texture.

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Thank you so much admins crews

Nice perception of color and texture, very well executed.

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You know what that shadow is, but the perception is too fresh to stay in that box!

thanks!

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You know what it is. The brand is overpowering. Yet beyond the word is pure color.

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Love this!

What an elegant perception! The shadows tie it together.

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Just a little texture and a nice shadow—it would be easy to miss this fresh perception.

Thanks Andy!

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You know the scene that this perception of color and form is part of, but the perception is free from any anchors in the automotive world.

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What an honour Andy. And you are so right. I had already taken several photos of the light in the Grand Hall of the National Gallery of Canada. But I particularly love the way the light also hit the couple in this shot so that they too became another element of light.

You might think this is an image about a couple, but it is the light and visual space that are at the heart of this fresh perception.

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This is a good example of the way visual space brings out the texture and color of the object it surrounds.

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Color, texture and quirky: what more could you ask for?

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That green line, the texture of the stones and the visual space of the concert wall! Great perception.

Thank you so much

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Color, texture, visual space and harmonious forms: this image has it all.

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Can you look at a window as well as through it? Sometimes you might find something you didn't expect, like this very fresh perception.

Thanks!

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This is a perception that would be easy to overlook, yet it's so fresh and harmonious.

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Color, texture, light reflecting off the wet court: this is a painterly perception.

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Very cool condensed.

sofarsogood: exquisite composition; I find your minimalist vision amazing. I love the faux sense of the leaves and stem as floating (or perhaps levitating(?) which lends a Zen-like feel to the scene.

This is a nice example of the way visual space brings out the form and texture of the object it surrounds.

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One single color freaking out. Well seen and done.

wonderful capture!

This splash of color against the monochrome building is spectacular.

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This is a good example of the way visual space brings out the form of the object it surrounds.

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Smoothes the visual search with curves , great sense of tranquility . Congratulations ^^

Love this!

The visual space in the foreground and the curving feature along the side, gently guide the eye to the reflection of the trees.

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The light and textures in this image have such presence.

Thank you very much

Wonderful!!

Thank you Liz ^^

How delightful!!!!!

Thank you ^^

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I'm in the same boat Liz. It's hard to beat a good pavement shot.

Thanks! I can't stop looking at pavement for inspiration! Color texture light...it is all there!
Liz

Rich color, rich textures: this is such an uncontrived image.

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Even without the reflections in the window this would be a strong photograph. With them, it knocks it out of the park.

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Perceptions don’t get any simpler than this—lines against the snow—yet this image is very evocative.

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Beautiful!

The delicate texture of the leaves, the strong, dark stroke of the trunk, and the bright orange of the wall combine to make a lovely perception.

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Lovely!

Thank you Norman Jackson!

Thank you Andy Karr!

What a beautiful mess of color and texture!

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Fabulous! Wonderful colour & space! Wish I could 'fave' it to come back often and enjoy.

If you're on Flickr:

You saw beauty others might have missed and are invited to put this photo in Commonplace Beauty!
Congratulations on your ability to see beauty in the mundane!

Thank you Andy, honoured you have chosen my image.

This is such an unusual perception. Your eyes need to be open really wide to see such things.

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Great image!

What will you see when you walk through these doors of perception?

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What could you see if your senses were wide open in the car wash? It might look like a journey to another world.

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I’m a sucker for a good pavement shot and this is a good one: all texture and color.

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Look at what you might see on wet pavement in the rain.

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Indeed. 30 years of gentle decay. A study in impermanence.

It's rediculus that a rusty fender could yield such an attractive perception.

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The rich colors, light and textures in this image are delightful.

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Seeing the moon in the sky, and the moon reflected in water, are equality. But we think one is real and dismiss the other. This image shows just how vivid and real reflections can be.

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This is a wonderful perception of richness and texture.

Thanks so much, Andy!

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There is nothing in this picture worth photographing… yet it is strong, evocative perception.

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Judy, I LOVED this image! Didn't realize it was yours. Congratulations, and thanks for continuing to delight us!

There are wonderful contrasts between the delicious textures of the rain on the bus, the light and humor of the illuminated sign, and the ghostly images of the people.

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The water itself is clear. But this is taken at the shore of a lake, so the water reflects the browns of the lake bed below and the green of the pine trees above.

What color do you think that water is? What color is it actually?

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Can you see space? Visual space is formed by the things surrounding it: here its the moon and a tower.

Thanks so much. I am honored.

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It’s just dirty old walls, some boards and a broom, but when freshly seen, it’s a rich and pleasing perception.

... many thanks Andy for choosing my photograph became "photos of the week"

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Conrats Leslie. Realy wonderful image.

The elegant simplicity of these lily stems is highlighted by their dark reflections and the visual space surrounding them.

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This texture is luscious!

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The boundaries of this visual space are so well defined by the block of red and the gritty texture at the bottom of the frame.

This was submitted for the color assignment and it's also a great space image.

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Thank you for this feedback. I love this approach to photography and seeing.

This is a good example of visual space. The partially submerged leaf provides a strong contrast to the semi-featureless field around it.

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This is landscape as pure form and texture.

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Thank you Andy, I continue to be surprised and delighted when you chose to feature one of my images.

You won’t find more texture than this.

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How could this broken-down scene be the subject of a lovely photograph? Thinking won’t get you there, but non-conceptual perception will.

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The reflections, the surface of the water, and the colors and textures of bottom of the pool blend into a wonderfully subtle perception.

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Sometimes the subtlest perceptions are the most interesting. This streak of light on texture is lovely.

Many thanks Andy.

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This is a beautiful perception of light gone wild.

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Picture of the week....well done, my friend !

There’s no doubt that this is a perception of color, with just enough texture to bring it to life. What’s it a picture of? Who cares!

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Well seen, well done!

The simple geometry of the bright grass, very dark shadow and the reflections in the barn window form an elegant perception, beautifully expressed in this image.

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Thank you Andy, humbled I am.

This image is as much about visual space, as it is about texture, color and light.

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This is a fine perception of elegant forms surrounded by visual space.

Thanks for your kind comment, Andy.

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Sometimes things just line up perfectly.

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Still one of my favorites. Very nicely seen, unlike anything else I have experienced here in a while.

This is a lovely shot of a quirky perception of color, texture and line in space.

Hi Andy, many thanks for making this picture 'Photo of the Week'. I'm encouraged . . . and quirky I like.

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People don’t usually photograph partially obscured subjects, and this is certainly not your typical ‘flower shot.’ However, it’s a great perception of soft textures and muted colors.

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Whatever you think the subject is, this image is just color and texture.

Thanks so much Andy. Best wishes.

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There's a bit of mystery in this image, and the textures and subdued pallet add to its appeal.

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This is pure texture and light. You could guess what the subject matter is, but would that make a better image? I doubt it.

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A beautiful composition of hues, lines and textures.

Your work is consistently excellent. Thank you for that.

You couldn't ask for a more elegant image of dead leaves. The colors and textures are remarkably harmonious.

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Great colours.

This purports to be a picture of a rusty, old gas pump. What it really is is a perception of color and texture at its wildest.

I really like this shot. Great color.

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You could not seek out something like this. The only way to see it is to let the perception come to you.

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Beautiful image!

You would think this image would be about the houses in the background, but the perception was clearly about the textures of the trees.

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There's nothing much happening in this landscape, but the rich textures of the clouds, crops and the small group of trees make an enticing perception.

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Thank you for your kind comments on my photo. I love the contemplative approach and appreciate that you provide this forum for sharing. Thank you!

The textures and colors in this image are stunningly attractive. If you think about the subject matter, it's just a dirty mess. Contemplative photography is based on seeing beyond thought to the thing itself.

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There is no contrivance in this image at all, yet it shows us order in the seemingly random.

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LOVE the warm glow of the Light in this photo...cheers !

We often see what is illuminated, and ignore the light itself, but patterns of light like this one can make us smile.

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The subtlety of this perception is only matched by its richness. I love this image.

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Thanks for your kind comment, Andy. Much appreciated!

There is something so peaceful and composed about this image, yet it would be easy to overlook the perception.

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What can I say? It's a grate shot. And a fine example of fresh seeing.

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Junk! But such colorful junk. And such rich textures.

Thank you, Andy.

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In this monochromatic moment, as birds take flight, dark lines dissolve into textures.

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You could think of it as just a photo of a clothespin, but it is the lush, rounded shapes of the fabric that give this image its appeal.

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The blue-green colors in this image are attractive, but the trace of the number seven, and the subtle, textured shapes around it seal the deal.

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It's often difficult to just see reflections, without being distracted by the things reflected, but these colors and textures need no embellishment.

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The seductive lines of these grasses, silhouetted against a pastel sky, is a great perception.

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You could easily miss this scene if you are looking for something "photogenic." However, the rich colors and texture make a very strong image.

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Thank you.

It's the play of the light on the fabric that makes this perception so compelling. The darker image seen through the hole only adds further interest.

Thank you!

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Simple, brilliant and to the point, this is form and color with a touch of texture.

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So much depends on a red bicycle...

This perception is so blunt and graphic. The slash of strong color, with the black wire spokes, against the featureless gray background, produces a very pleasing image.

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Many perceptions have been triggered by the patterns of light and shadow cast by venetian blinds, but this one is exceptional.

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This is a hauntingly pleasing image: the light coming from inside some of the windows, and somber sky reflected in the others, all balanced with the expanse of dusk.

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There is nothing quite like the vivacity of patterns of light. I love the play of light and texture in this image.

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It's amazing what you can find reflected in the water if you open your eyes wide enough.

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It's just a hint of what's above, but the reflection of sky and leaves in the puddle makes the textures of this perception sparkle.

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These lush, curvaceous succulents are reminiscent of Edward Weston's work, but with the added bonus of color.

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Seeing nature clearly is so difficult because concepts like "lovely flower" come to mind so quickly, obscuring the actual form of what is seen. That's certainly not the case in this fine image of colors and shapes.

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Oh, thank you.
True. I stood there for long minutes...

Rich, lush color: you probably don't expect to see it in a wet sidewalk.

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congrats

The light and color on the stairs, the open door to the sky, and the soft textures of the darker walls all combine to make a very pleasing perception.

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Thank you.

This is a subtle and elegant perception that could have easily pass unnoticed. Kimberly nailed it.

Beautiful photo! I love bamboo, the sound it makes when the wind moves its leaves.

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Texture and color, with a touch or two of mystery: there's a lot going on in this old train.

Thank you!

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It's just some shadows, but the rhythmic repeating pattern is lovely.

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There is a surprising harmony in the nestling bows of these yellow boats. Despite the randomness of their numbers, they all seem to be in the right place.

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You don't expect to see great photographs of worn out seat covers. Fortunately this perception was not limited by these expectations.

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The red slash across the gray steps is so vibrant, and the yellow jewel of the little figure completes the image.

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Blue does not get any more blue than this. With a dash of gray concrete it is such a rich perception.

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There’s a pleasing symmetry between the handlebar on the left and the lines of light and shadow.

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This is such a nice perception of clouds and sky on the sand.

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This one’s all about color, strong and appealing.

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You could easily miss this perception by looking only at the surface of the textured window. Happily, Rinzing didn't do that.

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It's a little hard to explain what makes this such a pleasing perception. It could be the way the shadow of the chimney lines up with the wall. It would certainly be easy to overlook. Happily, Annie didn't.

Thanks Andy! I appreciate your comments!

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The color, texture, and sculptural folds of this fabric make a great perception.

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This is such a delicate perception and excellently framed image.

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There is something magical about the appearance of this stretch of road, from just this angle, in just this light.

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The rich blue and weathered, natural textures in this image are so pleasing and peaceful.

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It’s just a lamp and its shadow, nothing special. But it’s also a lovely perception of form in space.

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At first I was attracted to the textures and shapes of the melting snow in this image, but the more I looked, the more I was taken with the lovely light.

Thank you Andy. The photo was taken at about 6:15 pm with the sun beginning to set. Can't beat nature's elegance, can you?

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Call it abstract; I call it beautiful. Sometimes a perception of subtle colors and textures is all you need.

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Great!

Amazing perceptions can be found anywhere, even in the gutter.

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Timely and texture.

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Its a classic Manhattan scene with a difference: the textures of the drips on the window.

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This is such a delicate, painterly image.

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This perception would only be available for a moment, and Judy Olsen's eye, mind, and heart were aligned for it.

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This image is alive with light, color, and texture.

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There’s no doubt what stopped Mark here. It certainly made me smile.

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The play of color reminds me of the art of Pierre Bonnard, though perhaps not the first images of his that google finds. Congratulations.

Look where you step. There could be magic down there.

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It would be easy to overlook the reflections in this scene, but without them, it would be a bleak scene indeed.

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Sometimes rich texture and simple forms is all you need.

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There is something striking about this almost monotone image, with its undecipherable train of rusty shapes, and the old chain link fence along one edge. You wouldn't think this scene would be the basis for such a pleasing photograph.

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There’s a lovely interplay of textures between the curling grasses in the foreground, and the rippling water in the background. The image is unspoiled by trying to make it an “interesting” photograph.

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Love this!

This is such a lovely image of the textures of this season.

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This is a simple image of texture and light, that evokes more than you would think.

Splendid!

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The reflection in the windshield takes this photo from wonderful to spectacular.

This is a great perception of an encounter between an autumn leaf and a windshield wiper.

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The rich textures and subtle color work beautifully together in this image.

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This image balances simplicity and richness, all suspended in space.

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This is just a lovely image of light and texture, where you would easily overlook it.

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This is strong perception of a very colorful moment.

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This is a great perception of the play of light and shadow.

thank you.

*♥*

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I agree, very simple. I looked at the "scene" several times before taking the image. My eye just kept noticing it when I would walk across my backyard.

This is an example of less is more....such a great capture! :-)

This image shows just how far simple forms in space can go.

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This is quite a rich perception of bright color and strong form.

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Lovely. Literal and abstract at the same time.

This is the kind of subtle perception we often overlook.

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This is a luscious image of natural textures. The waving grass contrasts beautifully with the hint of tree trunk.

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Thank you for this photograph. I keep coming back to it

The soft light and shadows give this such strong presence. We are fans...

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This image is all strong light and texture—nothing that would qualify as conventional subject matter—and it is lovely.

Well seen!

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An excellent image... the lighting delicately accentuates the fragile forms of the glassware. It is very eye catching.

This is such a fresh perception of color, texture, and light.

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This is a lovely combination of textures, color, and light, in a spot one might not think to really look.

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This is a wonderful example of finding the extraordinary within the ordinary.

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This is a lovely perception of color, seen through a rain covered window.

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This images evokes the Rutger Hauer line from Blade Runner, "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."

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This is what happens when the universe aligns perfectly with your perception.

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This image is such a harmonious perception of what might normally be seen as random drops of rain.

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This is a nice combination of symmetry, texture and fine detail: a fresh perception of natural elegance.

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There's a lot more going on in this image than you think.

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This image shows the power of a thread of color. It's also guaranteed to make you smile.

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Sometimes negative space beats positive space, hands down.

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Who would think that a drippy, fogged up window would make such a luscious photograph?

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This is a luscious combination of color and texture, a completely magical glimpse.

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Wonderful perception plus beautiful subtle colors makes for a great capture!

You could not think up this image. That's where the magic of perception comes in.

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Color is the most basic element of visual perception, and this image has color in spades. That the color is reflected in an otherwise dark, uneven surface gives it that much more allure.

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This is as fresh as newly fallen snow. It's also elegant and delightful.

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This is is an amazing collection of organic forms, which are reflections of things that are probably quite severe.

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When light meets moving water it produces a dynamic display, and a great opportunity for fresh seeing.

Yes, and each millimoment it can change drastically.

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This image has so much going for it: texture, color, and the fine form of that arrow.

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Great texture and tones and wonderful composition.

It's rare that a texture image is this attractive, but this image is so elegant and harmonious.

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This is a lovely juxtaposition of color and texture at a moment of transition.

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This image is as elegant as it is simple. The monochromatic color, strong clear lines, and the shadow of the bag, at a different angle make simplicity lush.

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This is a subtle and pleasing image. The little highlights, soft shadows, and finely detailed grasses, in front of a broad field of visual space, make a lovely composition.

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I like it!

These two visual planes align in a surpassing way, producing a very pleasing image.

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Gradation as natural and pleasurably relaxing.

This is landscape as form and color. Very pleasing.

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Pure form in space--how delightful!

Judy Olsen's snowy pictures have made me feel as if I am standing in a delicate, light, snowfall...how nice!

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This is one of those moments when the world aligns in a special way.

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Super shot!

This is as fresh and crisp as the season.

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Just very, deliciously red...

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With very simple camera, Samsung ES80, as the other photos.

Thank you very much, Andy. Picture from Petrópolis City, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.

It is just a tree, but seen in this particular light, at just this moment, it's a completely fresh perception.

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This is one of those scenes that you might normally miss, but when you do see it, it makes you smile.

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Well composed!

Stunning!

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The tall grasses and great, bright space, make this a great example of simplicity.

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Sometimes subtle is the freshest of all.

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Don't Buddhists say something like: "No leaf has ever fallen in the wrong place"?

This image demonstrates how fundamental beauty can be completely outside of our concepts about beautiful and ugly things.

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There is something haunting about this image of a bare tree against a cloudy sky. It's a strong, fresh perception.

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The eye lingers because the main shadow is not of the main object. Almost like two worlds.

Somehow, this image manages to harmoniously blend incongruous elements: light, shadows, branches. It's a great perception

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Wonderful! The headline really gives it depth.

Sweet!

This is so fresh you can smell the coffee!

I really love this one!

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It is hard to take a great photo of visual space, but this photo is exceptional.

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This is one of a series of three images on the same grid theme. You can see the others at http://seeingfresh.com/photo/grid-1 and http://seeingfresh.com/photo/grid-3. The interplay of texture, line, and reflection in these images is magical.

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The Caution sign should say “Watch out for this expanse of visual space.”

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This is such a quirky image, with the clothespins reflecting the shape of the red exclamation point. How can you not smile at such a photograph?

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This is a great moment of fresh seeing: a splash of color on gray, fragmented steps.

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A stunning composition. Forms evolve in front of one's eyes - shape shifting while gazing at the remarkable patterns. You captured a beautiful moment with this image... it is excellent!

On one hand, this luscious shot is just a photograph of some water. On the other, it is an image filled with sky, pattern, and movement. Beautiful!

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I really enjoyed the contrast range, with the blue against the reds. The angles are striking, with the horizontal lines leading to the angle on the right, and I find myself wondering what is up the stairs. And then that touch of grey/green on the stairs themselves... nice.
Glad to have shared that workshop space with you for those few hours -- I hope you continue with photography, the practice, and that you enjoy your move to Seattle.
Forrest

I love the rich colors and strong forms in this photo. There's something about the range of reds, from brilliant to almost black, that's particularly delightful.

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This image shows wonderful textures and strong forms in the last moments of sunlight of the day.

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The visual space created by this beige wall, intensifies the forms of the sox and the clothesline for a very nice simplicity shot.

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Nice work. I have given myself an assignment to photograph repeating lines and images. This is a great example in my humble opinion.

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Like!

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Very nice.

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Yes! The ocean waves did all the work! :) Taken on the Narragansett beach in Rhode Island.

is that for real?
care to elaborate?
i be curious..
:))

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Don't you think this image is elegant and fresh?

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The water in this image is a great example of visual space.

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There is no way that the thinking mind could come up with this. It is sooo fresh!

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This fresh color image is accentuated by the subdued colors of the space surrounding it. Lovely!

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beautiful

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I like this image very much, and feel that each element contributes. There is nothing "extra" here...There are strong graphic elements: the overall block of color of the background is mirrored by the shaded block in the lower right. The other rectangles (one defined by the bike racks, one defined by the foreground) contribute to the strong composition and the balance of the image. The figure in the shaded block is where my eye goes first, and while the image would work as a graphic composition without the person in it, it is much stronger as seen here. A captured moment with some mystery. The muted colors work very well, especially in contrast - cool grey/blues of the wall and pavement, warm yellows of the bike stands and the bottom.

This is just such a pleasing image. It has all sorts of visual space and nice forms. It might be improved by cropping the tan strip at the bottom, but that's a small detail.

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I love this image. It's a subtle, harmonious perception: very pleasing.

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Color just doesn't get any richer than this. You might walk by this scene and think it is just some garbage. Fortunately, Rinzing didn't do that.