Weekly Photo Contest: 15 May - 22 May 2018 - Art in Nature

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  1. stillcrazyman, May 15, 2018
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    It amazes me that nature and art are often merged together. Sculpture, painting and of course photography.
    I would like to see your perceptions of Art In Nature -

    · You may only submit one photo per contest and the photograph must be your own work.
    · Be creative, have fun with this!
    · The contest runs for a week and starts now.
    · At the end of the week, The Judge (me) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo. I will try to offer some feedback.
    · The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme, after that it defers to 2nd place).

    · Please update the Weekly Contest Master List when you post a new contest.

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  2. Alexander.Of.Oz, May 15, 2018
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    Was up in the hills yesterday (Friday), and captured this bit of garden art.

    Canon 550D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, Multi-segment Metering, Aperture Priority
    ISO 640, 25mm, f/16, 1/30


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    Desert art is one of the oddest concepts, but it’s growing on me. Here is one of my favorite installations in Noah Purifoy outdoor museum. You might think deserts are empty spaces, but seems like the creative mind still goes into overdrive.

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    Maybe this is a bit of a stretch, but this is the work of hatching boring beetle larva, as found under the bark of their host tree. The carvings they make as they work their way out into the wild are called "galleries." So, in a way, even an insect can have an art gallery. :)
     
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    Love these little stone piles on Lindisfarne but there are so many to choose from.

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    Aach, ya can nae go past a Cairn! :D
     
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    How do you flush it? I can't see the lever.
     
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    I'm not sure if I might switch it out, but here are some masks hanging in the trees from last years "Skulpturprojekte":

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    A tall ladder and a bucket!
     
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    Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black or grayish-white, is composed in aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green. It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. It is, however, referenced in legends by older Inuit tribes, and was known to be in use by the Boethuk peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. It became a popular gem in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    This example is at Chicago's Field Museum.

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    I believe that is handled by upper management. That sculpture reminds me of an org chart! :D
     
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    I guess it flows downhill regardless of the setting.
     
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    Oh, but why would you want to flush my love down the toilet?
     
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    At least photographers have a sense of humor! LOL!!
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    What is this?
     
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    It was shot next to a road, in early fall. The pasture sprinkler system coated the tall grass and froze in layers, with each pass of the sprinkler.
     
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    I don't really have anything that suits "Art in Nature" so I decided to reverse it, and create a sort of painted effect on a photo for a play on "Nature in Art."

    At least it's a submission. :D

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  18. malofx, May 21, 2018
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    The Battle of The Giants at Borrego Springs Sculptures.


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    I'm going to close this competition at noon today. Eastern time, US.
     
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    Alright then. It's just after noon here, so time to close this up. I'll be back in a bit with the results.

    Thanks in advance to all those who participated. :)
     
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    Ha! Complete with shoes and a ghost rising up from the ground.
    Sutter Creek, California.
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    Are you sure that didn't say FART?
     
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    Weekly Photo Contest: 15 May - 22 May 2018 - Art in Nature


    @Alexander.Of.Oz - I did have to do a double take on your entry. I thought it was just a clever frame around an actual photo. Nicely framed as they say.


    @themumu - Desert art can be rather odd from what I’ve seen. Maybe it’s the heat that makes the artists a little further out there. Nice offering for this contest.


    @Darmok N Jalad - I’ve got a fascination with patterns that occur in the natural environment. These bore holes are definitely intriguing.


    @kenoh - I have yet to find a stone pile, let alone one of those weirdly balanced ones we see photos of. This is indeed art in nature.


    @Janichsan - Interesting sculpture. That looks like a mask from the movie “Scream”


    @deep diver - Wonderful specimen of colors. I may have had some of this in an old collection of stones.


    @Bigtree - I’m glad you offered an explanation of what it was. I could only tell that ice was covering something. I just wasn’t sure of the scale.


    @mollyc - Lovely burst of color as always :)


    @malofx - Great scene ! Like a still from a B movie from the 50’s.


    @Donka - Definitely art in nature, or outside as you wrote. I like the setting.


    So, there it is. Just my humble opinions. Thanks to all those who participated.

    Great entries all around.

    Honorable Mention - AllergyDoc

    Third Place - deep diver

    Second Place - malory

    First Place - Alexander.Of.Oz
     
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    Well done everyone. Sorry @stillcrazyman i kind of ran out of time on this one.
    Congrats to the winners. On to the next.
     

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