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

stillcrazyman

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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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Bigtree

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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.

How do you flush it? I can't see the lever.
 
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deep diver

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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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stillcrazyman

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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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stillcrazyman

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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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