Like Asian Art


Gentle.

Like Asian art.

Gentle. Calming. Relaxing.

When I saw it, I knew. This was not about the original file. It was about what could be done with it. It was about my vision. My intent after I brought the image home.

To be clear, it wasn’t about heavy post production. It was about doing just enough studio work to bring forth what I saw in the scene. I saw it as something Asian. Maybe Japanese. Maybe Chinese. Makes sense. They borrowed from each other.

It was also about the color green. It’s said to be calming. We all could use a little calming.

These days have gotten completely out of hand. I try not to read much news. That’s one approach. But, that’s like turning down a fast flowing water spigot. It just keeps trickling out. My only alternative seems to be to shut it all down. But, I like baseball. In order to get to it, I have to wade through various news publications and websites.

Also, we are in the middle of hurricane season. I do need the storm alerts. The best storm information comes via Twitter. As much as I try to follow artists, musicians and local people, the news that I want to avoid seeps out.

I’ll figure it out. Eventually.

The picture. I pretty much discussed it at the start of this post. I saw it. My brain broke free of its rust and realized that there was something to this grassy shape.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Hello, Mr. Ray.
    It’s been a while since my last comment…
    As always I have been enjoying your work and learning a lot from what you share – the process behind the images, thoughts on the state of society (globally) these days. (I have been wanting to comment so much I’ve “bookmarked” quite a few of your posts…)
    I sincerely hope you and your family are doing well this summer.

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      1. Thank you for your reply!
        I understand, some folks “drop out” for one reason or other. I have been updating my site fairly regularly, but simply “lurking” with comments. I am glad you are all OK.

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