Tree fern shadows cast across garden rocks in Chapala, Mexico
I’ve been in Mexico for the past two weeks, so I’ll be contributing more images to the True Colors website (www.trucolors.info), created in 2007 as tribute to the colorful landscapes and cultures here. Developed separately from the other chapters of nikkiartwork.com, True Colors is considered as one complete and independent project. I’ve posted a few more of the recent pieces in this series on nikkiphotography.com
On Cloud Nine Left: The view from the road to the Giant Redwoods in the John Muir National Forest, western coast CA. Right: A forest fire still smouldering in October 2008, Mariposa Grove, Sequoia National Forest, central California.
Some new photos of the Giant Sequoias have been posted on majestyoftrees.com
The computer medium is challenging, but I love learning new things that can enhance and accompany the traditional Artwork. Creating websites keeps the long and short-term visions open and organized at the same time. The Majesty of Trees website is a place to organize the upcoming solo exhibit, identify, and share information. A lot of tree-photography taken over the past few years is posted here, and it’s exciting bringing the best together in these categories: Flowering Trees, Bark, Leaves, Roots, Fruit- Nuts – Seeds, Oddities, Textures, Looking Up, Seasonal, Cityscapes, and more.
One of the photographs from the series True Colors is accepted into the exhibition Visual Rhythms / Ritmos Visuales, [an all-media juried exhibition that embraces the flavors and rhythms of Latin American influenced art and cultures] at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, scheduled July 28 – September 3, 2007.
The storefront photo was taken in Guadalajara, Mexico. Beyond the clutter of typical-style pottery and items for sale, a child in a high-chair peeks out from behind a shelving unit The chair in front of the child indicates that someone, probably Mom - no doubt also the store-owner- was there a few moments before, feeding him or her. Two dogs and some pigeons scan the floor for leftovers. The room has a courtyard open to the sky, typical of the area, and there are more pigeons up on the window ledge on the back wall. Available, white mat, black frame 23 x 27 inches.
Please visit the trucolors.info website to view the complete creative tribute to Mexico.
This red bench is one of many on a newly built walkway along the shoreline of Lake Chapala, in the small, charming town of San Crystobal.
The True Colors photographic series and website is my creative tribute to the colorful landscapes, culture and style of south-central Mexico. One hundred of my favorite photos out of the thousand-plus taken have been selected for the website, developed separately from the main website to highlight the project as one complete and independent Art endeavor.
Using the Paint Shop Pro computer program I’ve isolated a main portion of each shot, then superimposed this colored image on top of a black and white version of the same photo. Altering the photos this way has a powerful effect on our impression of the subject matter. In some cases the true colors intensify so much against the grey tones the scene becomes surreal. The collection can be viewed at http://www.trucolors.info
Credit and many thanks to my husband for encouraging and co-creating the True Colors website and all websites associated with my Artwork.