Summer, we loved you!

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After rain

AFTER RAIN by JF

AFTER RAIN                                                                                          by JF

Philosophy of beauty

I am sorry!

With learning photography, painting and writing I neglected to share with you many interesting things found and saved in a special draft called “Reserve”.

On the other hand, it might be interesting only for me.

Let’s try it today.

I’ll give you below a link to an article that I liked very much.

Please click on the link, read the article and let me know your opinion.

I’d like to know if I should share with you some other items saved in “Reserve”.

PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTES ON BEAUTY

PHILOSOPHER by JF

PHILOSOPHER by JF

Hi, we also love you!

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Art of Maude White

From the website of Maude White (http://bravebirdpaperart.com/artist-biography):

“Maude White is a papercutting artist living in the Hudson Valley. She loves the great strength, yet delicacy of paper. Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is exact and meaningful. She enjoys playing with positive and negative space to create fantastic scenes and stories. She considers herself a craftsperson and has a deep respect for the paper she transforms. In pursuing her work, she hopes to make visible to others the immense world of possibilities that every piece of paper holds.”

See her SELECTED CARVINGS.

The last step.

Long time ago I saw a painting. It was just a declining brown line on the white canvas.The author of the painting explained to me that it was a woman with a dog. Both the woman and the dog were outside the painting.

I am not an artist. I’ve never played golf. But I enjoyed walking two courses in the early mornings and in the evenings and seeing how people played golf for many years.

Here, in Pocono Manor, the last step of the golf course is very difficult for many players. It has a pond in the middle of it. Each season many golf balls find their peace in the pond.

I find my peace just looking at the pond at any weather. It’s always beautiful, but it was magical one day when there was fog in the area. Unfortunately, I did not have camera at that time.

However, I have camera now and I want to share with you my photo of the pond. I took the photo from the Manor Drive. Golfers are shooting from the left (outside of the photo) and the last hole of the course is on the right (you can easily imagine it).

POND IN POCONO MANOR by JF

POND IN POCONO MANOR                                                                                 by JF

 

About Pocono Manor.

What is Pocono Manor?

Wikipedia says: “Pocono Manor is an unincorporated community in Monroe CountyPennsylvaniaUnited States, located at approximately latitude 41.1 and longitude -75.359, at an elevation of 1,706 feet, on Pennsylvania State Highway 314 east of Pocono Summit and west of Swiftwater.[1] It is the location of a resort and golf course called The Inn at Pocono Manor, with a Donald Ross-designed golf course,[2] site of the Pocono Northeast Classic; and of the Pocono Manor Historic District.”

We are now in Pocono Manor and it is clear that the definition above is not very good.

First of all, there is the Carriage House in Pocono Manor. It is an independent time-sharing property.

Secondly, there are many private houses (the Cottage Colony).

Thirdly, until last year there were two 18-holes golf courses. Currently one course is intact and the other has only three holes (see below).

In 2013 a part of Pocono Manor bought by the family owned Kalahari Resorts. It started on the territory of the western golf course construction of the largest in the world indoor water park, a huge convention center, a separate outdoor water park and other facilities. You can read about Kalahari in Pocono Manor HERE.

It is very interesting how Pocono Manor was born and progressed. You can read about it HERE, see views of the Inn at Pocono Manor and read about its operations.

Today I want to show you my photos of two houses on the Manor Drive (it is a major asphalt road in Pocono Manor). Near the Inn Manor Drive is very narrow (one way traffic). Some houses are on a hill above the drive and houses on the other side of it are below the drive.

ONE OF HOUSES ON THE HILL (MANOR DRIVE) by JF.

A HOUSE ON THE HILLY SIDE OF MANOR DRIVE                              by  JF.

 

A HOUSE ON THE OTHER  SIDE OF MANOR DRIVE. by JF

A HOUSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MANOR DRIVE                             by JF

 

Our beautiful world!

I recently got my first digital camera. After many years with great pleasure I started to take photos again. Below is my first digital picture.

MY FIRST DIGITAL PICTURE.

MY FIRST DIGITAL PICTURE.

 

Glass art by Alexei Zelya.

You can read about Alexei and see his art HERE. (a text and photos are below “Cameras and Accessories B&H).

Peace and beauty!

TTHE SILENT VALLEY IN SPRING  by Clarke Anderson

THE SILENT VALLEY IN SPRING by Clarke Anderson

 

GLENCOE, SCOTLAND by Clarke Anderson

GLENCOE, SCOTLAND             by Clarke Anderson

Art of Alan Cring.

I follow Alan Cring’s photography since October, 2013.

Today I asked his permission to display the photo below that he shared with the Google Photo Community. He kindly agreed and also gave me links I asked about.

 

The quote below explains the spirit of Alan’s photography:

 

“…I need not go far to find beauty, mystery, adventure, and wonder. When I am spending the hours finding these unexpected scenes to photograph, I am at once both at peace and in quiet excitement about what I’ll find and how I will photograph it. I will allow other photographers the cities, the monuments, and the trappings of the unquiet world that far too often lives only for itself as it consumes its people who are so fearful of silence, self-reliance, and occasional loneliness. As for me, I get to stand in the cathedral whose canopy is the sky, whose floor is the land, and whose trappings are nature in all its colors, aromas, and shapes.” Alan Cring

AT THE RIVER BANK NEAR A PRAIRIE LAKE. by Alan Cring

AT THE RIVER BANK NEAR A PRAIRIE LAKE.                by Alan Cring

Below are links to Alan Cring’s Galleries and Store:

Galleries: http://alancring.com

Store: http://mkt.com/emergent-light-studio

Sunset in Megalong Valley.

Sunset in Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains, Australia. Boar's Head Rock and Narrowneck Peninsula on the left. by Double Shot.

Sunset in Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains, Australia. Boar’s Head Rock and Narrowneck Peninsula on the left.                                                                           by Double Shot.

Art of Victoria Stoyanova.

Veni, vidi, vici” 

Julius Caesar

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I found, I saw, I share.

ART OF VICTORIA STOYANOVA.

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Let’s have no wars in the blogosphere!

What is important in art?

Julien Meneret lives in Melun, France. The distance between Melun and New York is 3552 miles.

Julien is 30 years old. The difference in age between us is 50 years.

I don’t know French but I did not need to know the language to understand and enjoy his photos.

Recently I introduced to you his “Rainy day. Park Debreuil, Melun.”

Today I want you to take a look at two other photos. They are so simple! However, I enjoy looking at them. Hope you’ll like them too.

REFLECTION, DEBREUIL PARK, MELUN by Julien Meneret.

REFLECTION,  DEBREUIL PARK,  MELUN                              by Julien Meneret.

SUNDAY STROLL

SUNDAY STROLL                                          by Julien Meneret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is important in art? What makes people of different countries, different ages and different cultures understand and enjoy it?

 

 

 

Victor Caroli.

Some time ago I posted a photo by Victor Caroli “MOON TREE ISLAND“. Many people liked it.

Today you can learn about Victor Caroli and explore his galleries below.

VICTOR CAROLI FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY.

It took me a long time to explore the website and I will come to it again and again.

I especially liked Africa, Americana with many diners and views of Sedona (I traveled there), Black and White photos, Fine Art, Urban Geometry and Italy. However, there are also beautiful photos of flowers and sunsets. If you like cars you’ll enjoy seeing cars at the show.

It seems to me that Victor has photos for any taste.

 

Two photos of full Moons.

This blog is already 6.5 months old. During its existence I posted many photos of Full Moons. I am sure that some of you missed several beautiful photos. So today I decided to show you two of them (both shared with members of the Google Photo Community).

Drive me to the Moon!  by Arileza Shakerna, shared by Nicolas Green

Drive me to the Moon!
by Arileza Shakerna, shared by Nicolas Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon rising over Mount Shasta by Derek Kind, shared by Isabella Jasmina

Full Moon rising over Mount Shasta, by Derek King, shared by I. Jasmina

 

Rimantas Dichavicius.

Rimantas Dichavicius is a photographer and an artist.

He is a born romantic. It is a romantic touch that helped him to publish an album, glorifying feminine beauty. The album ”Flowers of Flowers” was presented at the International Book Fair in Moscow in 1987.

Rimantas Dichavicius recalls: “There was censorship. This topic has been banned…Adherents of strict morals did not attack me. Just had a surprise – not up to criticism. ”

Foreign experts wondered how such high level of skill emerged in the country where the photos in the genre of “nude” have been banned for 70 years?

Rimantas Dichavicius never thought about that. He just did poetic, upscale photos elusive beauty.

Read about Rimantas Dichavicius and see his photos HERE.

 

Art of Nino Orlandi.

A year ago Katie Hosmer posted the following article:

NINO ORLANDI WOODEN SCULPTURE.

I was unable to find Nino Orlandi biography.

However, I found a video that shows many not only his wooden sculptures but

also other sculptures and paintings.

You can see everything HERE.

Art of Abbey Altson.

Abbey Altson was a man who was building his world.

He was born in England, then in early 1880’s he went to Melbourne, Australia to study painting. After several years there he won a Gold Medal for his painting and returned to England.

In London he became a successful painter of portraits and genre pictures.

“He is best remembered today for his exercises in late classical painting, taking his lead from Lord Leighton, Alma Tadema, Waterhouse and Godward. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the Royal Society of British Artists. In the 1920’s and 30’s he visited India regularly, executing commissions for Prince Ranjit Sinji. Towards the end of his life he settled in America, where he died in 1949.”

You can see Abbey Altson’s paintings HERE.

However, bear in mind that below Altson’s paintings there are also paintings of other artists. Click on each painting to see the artist’s name.

Art of Bill Gekas.

Bill Gekas is a photographer. He lives in Australia and he created with his five years old daughter a very unusual project.

You can start by reading about the project and seeing some of his photos HERE.

But if you want to understand his art and to enjoy his work you have to go to the website below.

BILL GECAS