Commentary coming in the morning. But enjoy looking at this amazing collection in the meantime. I heard some other site was offering a Master Class in iphone photography for a bunch of money. It’s Master Class at Pixels every single day. For free!

  • untitled ~ Jessy Menchaca. Jessy simply has a deliciously wicked sense of humor that comes through her works, which remind me often of the original punk rock ethos, i.e., pre-Sex Pistols final concert in San Francisco, February 1978.
  • untitled ~ Damian De Souza. This is just wonderful. Looks like a broken-down weather-beaten wood fence, a man’s torso suggested, hints of trees, and an unidentifiable object behind the hole in the fence. Damian’s work always gives one pause for thought.
  • Rugosa ~ Cat Morris. A beautiful still-life, blooms on verge of collapse but still beautiful and pink wonderfully offset out of a dark earth-tone background.
  • His Dirty Little Secret ~ Tracy Thomas. I really don’t want to know what he’s doing. And I wonder what she thinks she is doing. If this were the cover, would I buy the book? Maybe when I was a lot younger.
  • The End Is Nigh ~ Andrew Proudlove. Beautiful religious imagery. I love how the red in the foreground is picked up in the upper sky. A hint of heavenly light. A dark and chaotic landscape over which the Christ statue and a ghostly church tower glow like beacons in the jagged mist.
  • Blackfoot Country ~ Shane Martin. Great composition. I love the reduction of the palette to the reddish brown tones. It’s a simple shot, but so well done and apped gently to perfection.
  • Pyramid Song ~ Rino Rossi. A man on a powered paraglider flying through a beautiful blue abstract space over a rippling sea that doesn’t exist. How could anyone resist this one? :)
  • Dune ~ Shirley Drevich. I don’t know where Shirley took this, or what she did to it, but this is a wonderfully evocative and surreal—the overlay of the grid on the dunes—desertscape. Beautiful tonalities, rhythm, and flow.
  • Limitless II ~ Danny Panaseth. Great capture. I love how the pink of the sky is reflected in the glistening sand of the foreground. The huge pilings jutting out of the sand and the water and hint of misty sea spray, holding up a massive pier far above the level of the sea. I wonder how high the tide rises here.
  • The Scholarly Walrus ~ Dax Curnew.
    “O Oysters, come and walk with us!”
    The Walrus did beseech.
    “A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
    Along the briny beach:
    We cannot do with more than four,
    To give a hand to each.”
    “It seems a shame,” the Walrus said,
    “To play them such a trick,
    After we’ve brought them out so far,
    And made them trot so quick!”
    The Carpenter said nothing but
    “The butter’s spread too thick!”
    “I weep for you,” the Walrus said:
    “I deeply sympathize.”
    With sobs and tears he sorted out
    Those of the largest size,
    Holding his pocket-handkerchief
    Before his streaming eyes.
    “O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
    “You’ve had a pleasant run!
    Shall we be trotting home again?’
    But answer came there none–
    And this was scarcely odd, because
    They’d eaten every one.
  • Night of the Trumpet ~ Roger Guetta. Great night city shot. The silhouette of the the trumpet player framed by the window. I really like how Roger has put a halo around the windows in the odd building he seems to have constructed. Seriously cool jazz on hot summer night.
  • Don’t Scream ~ Ginger Lucero. A bold self-portrait with unapologetically erotic overtones.
  • Stamens and Stigmas Series II ~ Guacira Naves. This delicate, flesh-toned still-life reminds me of something. Something beautiful and wonderful. Can’t quite put my finger on it.
  • Pearls ~ Victoria Martin. What a beautiful neck. Worth a second and a hundred-and-second look. Nice pearls, too.
  • Snapper ~ Delta Martin. I think Delta has captured the essence of turtle-ness with this image. Earth tones. Great use of ToonPaint. Great turtle as well!
  • She knows not what the curse may be ~ Ella Clarke. A sweet and painterly nude, suggestive of surrender and release. Wonderful apping by Ella.
  • Caught ~ Lanie Heller. Lanie had a {daily pic} with a self-portrait using this app in a different way. I’m not sure of the name of the app, but she has put it to wonderful use again here. I picked up a hitchhiker once in Carmel, Fabienne. Fabienne was a healer. She told me about energy vortices in the palms of our hands. She was heading to a trance party up in Marin. She seemed to be carrying everything she owned in her quilted overcoat & shoulder bag (I’m not sure about this). She was very smart and well-spoken, but definitely an ephemeral creature and I felt a certain  kinship with her since she did seem to spend a lot of time in another dimension.
    This picture reminded me of Fabienne.
  • Portal To Oblivion ~ Mark Daniels. Very interesting image: kind of abstract with louvered ventilation ports and some stone or concrete work, vague shadowed hints of Roman columns. Lovely color palette that offsets the dark undercurrents of the piece.

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