Monday, August 18, 2008

full moon

Saturday night I took Luka for a midnight walk and noticed how beautiful and clear the full moon was, so I decided to take a photograph upon my return home. A quick photograph turned into an experimental session. I jiggled and jerked and swayed and darted and lurched while taking the photographs and got some interesting stubby little shapes of the moon. I then pieced some of those shapes like a jigsaw puzzle (using Microsoft Publisher) to create these doodly images. Strange what the full moon makes you do!

And don't forget to drop by Seth's blog, The Altered Page, for something very special today. There are 90+ artists participating and I am excited to be one of them. Quoting Seth: Join The Altered Page on Monday August 18th for the third edition of The Pulse: an artist survey. This month long (!) project will introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals.

20 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh very cool moon puzzles.. what an exhibition.. you are so imaginative!!!

how many people are in your brain anyway!!!! haha...

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

What a great idea! Taking it that extra step by putting together the montages was a brilliant idea :o)

Jeane said...

Kate, these are just fabulous! Your images are beautiful. I have bookmarked your blog and will come often to be inspired by your work! Thanks.
Jeane

Robyn said...

I wish I had been a fly on the....dog's back. Your montages have turned out so well. They'r very effective.

lynne h said...

kate, you are thinking about the moon! wow!! these are very cool! so do you have a single lens reflex camera? and how about shutter speed? i am curious!!!

notmassproduced said...

brilliant!

Jo Horswill said...

Kate, you are having fun with these photo montages...these show a sense of joyous movement...like a dance, a moon dance:)

kvk jewelry said...

Excellent! Reminds me of the Picasso bull "painting" done with a light pen (or flashlight or something) in that documentary from so long ago. Amazing how it's possible to "freeze" the light and rework the images into wonderful abstract compositions - very cool!
- kvk

kvk jewelry said...

me again - the "altered page" thing is way cool! makes me wish I had more time to spend crusin' blogs. C'est la vie - at least now it's on my radar. I'll look forward to perusing in depth.
cheerio!

kate said...

gwen...I'm not sure how many people are actually in my brain but judging by the voices I hear, I'd say at least three :)

ww...thanks. They were a little boring on their own.

jeane...thanks so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed my "tour" of your studio space via that great video clip you put together. Will be back. And no problem...I would be honoured for you to link to me.

robyn...would have been nice to have you accompany us on our walk but you may not have been safe as a fly :)

lynne...I'm not very good at the technical aspect of photography but I can tell you that I do not have a single lens reflex camera. At least not my digital. It's an Olympus SP-510UZ and even though I don't have a clue what this means I can tell you that it has 7.1 megapixels and 10X optical zoom. As for shutter speed, I always have it on automatic so I'm not sure. :)

notmassproduced...thanks!

jo...love your moon dance comment! That's exactly what I was doing while taking the photos!

kathy...what a great way to put it...freezing the light. Glad you found the altered page. I know what you mean about finding the time. This blogging stuff could be a full time job! How to find a balance?

lynne h said...

well, dang, kate... that's awesome... will give it a try with my canon next full moon. i thought you had to leave the shutter open for a long time to get a trail like that. see, there i go making things complicated again.

kate said...

lynne...give it a try! On automatic I think the shutter stayed open for a few seconds anyway. You have to jiggle a lot or swoop in those few seconds :) Is your Canon a single lens reflex?

Uschi said...

I love how you play!!
Cool-moon-puzzle...what a name!!
On this night, I watched the moon too, and over here we had a partial lunar eclipse...did you borrow some parts ;)??

Miriam said...

wow! love the moon puzzles, makes me wanna start darting around in the middle of night camera in hand!

rivergardenstudio said...

This project is wonderful, I have never seen anything like it! I love the way you described how you took them too, what fun night! Roxanne

Shayla said...

It's fun to watch you playing. Those moon compositions turned out great!

lynne h said...

no, it's a point and shoot, although i can shoot manually if i want. but mostly i keep it on automatic. i have a slr nikon that i use for taking bead photos-- so far i haven't braved taking it outside!! i will be dipping and bowing with my canon next full moon though. : )

mansuetude said...

i love this whole putting together of the moon light; its closer to reality for what we do see, i think. But you made a great puzzle and grafitti of it by your own gesture. Its powerful.

kate said...

uschi...no lunar eclipse here as far as I know but we did have one a few months ago. Always fun to watch them.

miriam...nice to see you on my blog! Why not grab your camera and give it a try!

rivergardenstudio...glad you enjoyed the light show! YOu're right, it was fun.

shayla...thanks! Both parts of the process were definitely what I would call "play".

lynne...I have a nikon SLR too. Non-digital. Unfortunately it's taken a bit of a backseat these days!

mansuetude...interesting that you used the words gesture and powerful. I love that my own gestures were part of the process. That my body's motion was somehow absorbed into those images.

seth said...

This is such a creative idea. I had no idea what I was looking at until I read about your experiment.