Here is an image I took with a new camera. A Sony DSCWX7 Cyber-shot Digital Camera. Bought a demo model for $150 at a local electrical store with 3 years unconditional warranty $175. I had been looking around and was impressed by several others including the new Sony DSC WX150 model. When this was offered at a very good price I grabbed it. Specs look impressive and it even has 3D though I don’t think I will ever need that. Compact cameras have come a long way in the last few years.
I took this photo to see how blurred a fast descending diver on TV would look. No attention to settings or any idea of what the camera needed for this shot. The flash did not go off and it was a quick hand held spontaneous photo.
My old camera would have shown the diver and surrounds as a complete blur. Now that can be good too but not if you want to capture the image. I think with a few settings adjustments and maybe a tripod to support the camera it would be brilliant.
I was amazed to find that Art was part of the Olympic Games in the past. Maybe one day it will return. Here is a little of what I found.
Currently the Olympic Games is all about the PHYSICAL. Could it also include the SPIRITUAL showing how important it is to develope the WHOLE person. I would really appreciate your vote in the poll at the bottom of the post.
“Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years, from 1912 to 1952. The competitions were part of the original intention of the Olympic Movement’s founder, Pierre de Fredy,Baron de Coubertin. Medals were awarded for works of art inspired by sport, divided into five categories: architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture.
The juried art competitions were abandoned in 1954 because artists were considered to be professionals, while Olympic athletes were required to be amateurs” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) …… (now that has changed today e.g. Tennis).
Deeply moved by the beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games in London I had to share something of how it effected me. Only on an occasion such as this do we come together to celebrate the best of being human regardless of race, color, gender or beliefs. The joy on their faces says it all.
With this photo collage I attempted to capture something which might remind us of this special moment in time but more importantly be timeless as well…..when people unite from all over the world to express JOY and have a common purpose!
In this painting I have tried to blur the line between realism and abstraction. There are rowers and reflections. Movement across water and energy everywhere. Hope you can see the rowers but more importantly ….feel them rowing.
This painting is my entry in the 2012 Gainsborough Greens Art Awards
UPDATE : August 2012
This entry was not accepted to be included in the competition. In fact unlike last year where all my students and myself were included this year none of us were.
I find that a little bit weird. I was particularly upset for my students who had put forward several very fine works.
Local art competitions can be like that. I am not know in the local area and reminded that even The Impressionist were rejected by the French Academy when they tried to exhibit there.