Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

Amphitheater to the Sky

Amphitheater to the Sky

I’ve been moving into the realm of Fine Art Photography and am currently taking an online course on Black and White work. In many photography circles, black and white shows up a lot in fine art exhibitions as it captures textures, form and light in ways that color may obscure. So I’m sharing a shot I included in my first project for the Black and White course. I call it “Amphitheater to the Sky.” I’d like to think the shot is a work of art as well as the subject – nature in it’s glory – a rock amphitheatre carved by water and wind.

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33 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

  1. Ooh, that’s really beautiful! Great work! It made me think of Ansel Adams when I saw it. :-)

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  2. Cathy, that shot is spectacular. I wish I’d taken it. :-)

    janet

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  3. Elyse says:

    Wow! Absolutely a work of art.

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    I love black and white photography. What a great shot.

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  5. Brigitte says:

    It IS a work of art, Cathy! Love this shot and I love black and white photos. This would gorgeous matted and framed. Remember Ansel Adams?

    This is on par with those awesome still shots. I’m so happy you are exploring and listening to your muse.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Brigitte,
      Thank you! I’m excited to explore this work. We have a trip planned over the summer to go to Badlands National Park in South Dakota and I think I’m going to really enjoy shooting that rugged landscape in Black and White. Should be a lot of fun!
      Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

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  6. bikerchick57 says:

    That is an awesome work of art. I love B&W photos, Cathy, looking forward to more.

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  7. bluebee says:

    Great shot contrasting rock and sky.

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  8. Amy says:

    It is a work of art, Cathy. The perspective, the texture of the rocks, lighting, and the clouds are all perfectly captured in one photo! Well don.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Amy,
      Thank you! At first, I thought I liked it better in color since it’s red rocks against a blue sky (that complimentary color thing going on), but I’ve decided I like the B & W better as it does capture textures and light in a way that the color does not. It’s interesting learning about what works well in the two formats.

      I so appreciate your critique, Amy!
      Cathy

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  9. jaime perez says:

    Amohitheater to the Skay is a great interpretation of this interesting shot; though my first sensation was a new life coming into being, a birth from inside! Delicated and very well done W&B Cathy, lovely!

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  10. Amy Reese says:

    Marvelous, Cathy! I love the title you gave it, too!

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  11. Sorry it’s taken me a while to get over here Cathy; I’m very behind in my overall blog-reading. I think it’s a great nature shot and I echo all who say that it brings to mind Ansel Adams. That’s the second thing I thought after I saw it. The first was that it’s a terrific composition that’s so rich in detail. I look forward to seeing whatever you decide to post when you and Peter visit Badlands National Park this summer. I anticipate some very fine images. You have such an excellent eye.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      V.,
      I so appreciate your supportive comments here. This black and white class really has helped me to understand what’s important in creating within the genre. And also how to get the most from post-processing tools. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes. Hope you had a great weekend!
      Cathy

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  12. Cathy, it’s a beauty. Textures are clear and invite the eye to roam. I’m a devotee to black ad white. Cannot wait to see more of your monochrome images.

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  13. Wow… Cathy! Your ‘Amphitheater to the Sky’ is spectacular. I love how you are taking a course to get EVEN better at something you obviously have a passion for. Great role modeling!
    Hugs, Gina

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Dear Gina! I love learning, especially about things I love to do! And there’s so much to learn both creatively and technically about photography. Thanks for your support.
      Hugs,
      Cathy

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  14. aFrankAngle says:

    Excellent pic for b&w!!!!!

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  16. The black and white here really amplifies the beauty!

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