On Sunday, I visited the American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center http://www.craftsatlincoln.org/myindex.cgi It's a great outdoor show that highlights extraordinary craftsmanship and artistry in fabric design, jewelry making, pottery, glass art and a host of other stunning creations made from the imagination and talented hands of artists/artisans. As I left the Festival I walked along thinking of how human beings can design, mold, fashion and produce works of beauty, wonder and skill.
As I rounded the corner of West End Avenue, I chanced to look up to admire the skyscrapers I love: another form of human virtuosity. I pointed my camera at some tall buildings that were under construction. Through the lens I saw a form of workmanship that was breathtaking. The stuff that promotes inspiration and has always provided vision: Nature. High above the "in-progress" tower constructed by humans, soared a dazzling cloudscape. A magnificent display of nature's continuing stimulation and challenge to our inventiveness. www.ellenfisch.com
|Cloudscrape with Skyscraper Detail|
Art genre: Black and White art photography
Photography tip: When photographing clouds, make sure to contrast cloud edges so that clouds don't appear as white "blobs" in the sky. Clouds are challenging to photograph because their amorphous shapes can blend together and give a "flat" appearance.
Location: Shot from West End Avenue and 65th Street facing South, NYC