~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 246: Still Life (Talking)* ~


Patti challenges us to focus on still life images this week. In addition to traditional composed arrangements of inanimate objects, she encourages us to use a variety of sources including “found” still life scenes. Oh, Patti, this will be fun!

This post is on a trail to the beach and often is ornamented with found items. I especially enjoyed this composition of the post wrapped in orange nylon rope with a turquoise forelock waving in the wind.

It’s fresh Dungeness Crab season again. I took this series of photos a couple years ago illustrating the ingredients for a composed crab salad.

This driftwood arrangement, embellished with sculpted metal salmon beside a bench with native grasses and ferns in a Long Beach neighbors yard, is emblematic of found art on the peninsula.

My girlfriend Jocelyn placed these flowers (left over from a wedding she’d attended), in jars outside on the picnic table at her Priest Lake, ID cabin. I love the contrast of the bright flowers against the old wood and the forest background.

I’ll close with this photo of Creighton’s Gibson B-25, a lovely 6 string acoustic guitar that he purchased in 1963. Here it is the centerpiece of a still life including my piano and part of our CD collection.

*Still Life (Talking) is an album by the Pat Metheny Group. It was released in 1987 on Geffen Records. It won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance and was certified gold by the RIAA on July 2, 1992.

On your walk with life, please honor our earth, encourage dignity and share kindness. 🐾

Thanks again to Patti for this adventure into still life!

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11 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 246: Still Life (Talking)* ~

  1. JohnRH says:

    Great photos Lindy. The rope post and driftwood are among my faves. I had a B-25 12-string that decade. Those were the days.

  2. Leya says:

    ah, the driftwood and the first post – beautiful. The driftwood is just lovely. That is one thing I would like to see more often here in Sweden – not much driftwood…only plastic…

  3. pattimoed says:

    Hi Lindy. I love your creative and unique collection. The driftwood, the flowers, the piano/guitar. I love that you looked for objects close to home. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Wind Kisses says:

    This was a great read and look at still life. This was right up your alley. I loved the driftwood and the rope around the pile. And oh how I miss dungy crab. Great ideas, Lindy.

  5. Amy says:

    The driftwood arrangement is so cool! Fresh Dungeness Crab, delicious.

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