Monday, April 2, 2012

Beads, Bling, and Bokeh


Today, I'm linking into The Photo-Heart Connection with my favorite photo from last month.
Here's the story ~
In May, I will be teaching a textile workshop at Asilomar in CA (more about that later in this post).
So, I took a number of project photos for the students -  the f/8 kind with every bead, 
painted foil shape, and stitch in sharp focus (not pictured).
Then, I made some photos using a wide aperture... just for fun, just for me.
In these images form seductively slips into an abstract reality;
 with color, bling, and bokeh dominating.
The first capture in this set is my favorite.



But, quite frankly, given the dreary, colorless landscape outside my door, 
I think that I'd like to crawl into any one of these photos...
set up camp, and soak up all the luscious color!!!


The workshop details - Link.
Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA,
May 27 - June 1, 2012.
Workshop - Sumptuous Surface Design and Embellishment:
Come learn about foiling, bead embroidery, stamp-carving, paint stick rubbing, and 
creating dimensional bugs and dragonflies.
If you're looking for the perfect textile get-away,
ESS at Asilomar's "Refuge by the Sea" is the place to be!

Wishing you a colorful and creative week.
See you again in two weeks.



34 comments:

  1. Pure beauty! Love these vibrant colours and the detail' sophistication!

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  2. Oh these are lovely, Anna! Such wonderful rich colours and lovely light. They're so delicious I could almost eat them..... I think the first is my favourite, too.

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  3. Hi Anna
    How is life in the Great Northwoods? Our Spring "down here" has slowed, and I'm happy about that as it was unfolding rapidly and I wasn't able to take it all in at my usual pace. I'm drooling over these shots - especially the first in the series. The workshop sounds like a whole lot of fun. I hope you have the time of your life. take good care now. happy week to you.

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  4. I love how small things that we take for granted can slip us into a colorful abstract world when looked at a little differently. These are lovely macro images. Perfect for PHC for March

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  5. Wow! What great images -- the colors are fabulous! I can understand why you might want to dive in and swim around there. My fave is the second one.

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  6. Oh these are wonderful - I love the beautiful colours and the sparkle and bokeh - I love it all :))

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  7. Awww, lovely vibrant colors and captivating bokeh! :) Fabulous macro shots, Anna! The workshop sounds like a whole lot of fun. :)
    Happy April to you and your family.

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  8. the color, bling, and bokeh look great! beautiful shots anna.

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  9. Anna, these are GORGEOUS!!
    Your workshop sounds wonderful.
    Some of the topics, I've never heard of.

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  10. Absolutely positively LOVE your shots here! :) Thanks for sharing them!

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  11. Gorgeous colours and shapes, Anna! Imagine waking up and finding yourself in such a magical environment of colours and lighting!
    I like the reflection in part of the jewellery and the rounded shape! I love the second shot all in gold with hints of turquoise. The embroidery in that third image has such a lovely flowing shape and I love the contrasting colours of gold and turquoise. The last image is a sheer delight to feast my eyes on.
    This series was worth waiting for!
    Have a colourful and inspiring day!

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  12. Gorgeous color for me to visit on a dreary grey day here in Oregon! I love how you took the photographs you were supposed to take, and then took the ones for you - that's perfect. I want to fall inside them and revel in the color. Good luck with the workshop! It's nice to have you in the Photo-Heart Connection.

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  13. Yummy, I'm loving that first one too (large aperture) and all tha bokeliscousness, lol! I can see a connection, as it's so dreamy.

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  14. Talk about a pic that pops, this has to be it... just love it.

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  15. These are glorious abstracts. The color, the shine, bling, bling, bling!!!

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  16. Thanks so much for the sweet visit. Spring is gone and winter is back with snow and hail. Yuck!
    Have a lovely week! :)

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  17. The dimension and color are brilliant. All of the images are wonderful. - Susan

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  18. Fabulous!!! I just took a class last month and began to learn about Bokeh. It's fascinating!
    xo
    lynn

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  19. Stunning images, Anna! Like some fantasy galaxy somewhere in space! Congratulations on your upcoming class, too. Wishing you great success.

    xo – g

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  20. These are incredible images. I love all of the bright beautiful colors!!

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  21. Fantastic images, love the colors and composition, great photo-heart connection

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  22. Beautiful images, so colorful and full of glitter and shimmer!!!
    All the best for your new project, hope its a success.
    My first visit here, have a nice day:)

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  23. Such an amazingly beautiful color display. The light from the beads radiates throughout the entire photo. The blue on the first and last photos is like water, so clear. Artfully photographed! So Anna! :)
    Beverly

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  24. Stunning colors and bokeh in these images!

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  25. WOW...what amazing images. Love the color..the dof...the 'bling'!!!

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  26. OMG - what gorgeous photos - they could brighten even the gloomiest of days.

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  27. Soooo beautiful. I've heard Asilomar is gorgeous, what an accomplishment!

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  28. All gorgeous.... I could be on a merry-g-round!

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  29. Great shots!! Excellent job!!

    Francesc from Barcelona

    Salut

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  30. Stunning photos! Color is always an uplifting thing!

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  31. WOW! I superlike these shots. The colors are wonderful and how you made it look like is simply stunning.

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