Friday, September 15, 2017

Foto Art Friday September 15, 2017
Autumn Leaves
It’s that time of year again fall!  It is probably my favorite time of the year, with beautiful colors bursting out all over, even in my home state of New Mexico.  Much like leaves on the ground, this piece is full of leaves placed somewhat haphazardly.  And, yet, there is a sort of balance to the shuffle.  The last of the summer birds are also winging thru the sky, heading for warmer climates.  This piece is intended to capture the brilliance and beauty of this most changeful time of the year!
Autumn Leaves
Enjoy!
Credits:  Thanks to  wingsofahero and Lady Victoria for the bird and foliage brushes.
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Foto Art Friday September 8, 2017
The Old House
Memories are funny, and selectively incorrect, or correct, depending on one’s perspective.  Is the season summertime, or late winter, as is this case?  And, were there visitors by car, or perhaps a more casual visitor by bicycle?  Memories can play tricks, or do we play tricks with our minds.  Generally, it’s of no importance, as they can be something that offers us solace when looking back on what once was.
The Old House
Credits:  Background paper by Somerset Studio, Brushes used complements of Wings of a Hero (birds) & Maya (written word).
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of formats via www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.
Foto Art Friday – September 8, 2017
Ancient Word
A few weeks ago, Jeff & I drove past Shiprock.  Shiprock.  It is significant in the history of the Navajo People, and means, roughly, “winged rock” or “rock with wings”.  It refers to the great bird that brought the Navajo from the north to the current area where they live.  As I look at it, I’m reminded of not only the Navajo People’s history, but all of our histories, both as a culture and individually.  The title of this piece refers to how we capture our history, written in the traditional sense of the word, and in other ways just as meaningful as the written word.
Ancient Word
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of formats via www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Deserted Cabin
A few weeks ago, Jeff & I wandered the area around our home, and came across this deserted cabin.  Those of you who know me, know that deserted cabins are some of my favorite photo subjects……
Cabin & Corral
It was a lovely summer day, full of sunshine and blue clouds, and so my first processing effort consisted of capturing the cabin as it appeared in reality.sort of!  I did take the liberty of changing it so that it appeared as a painting, as if I sat out in the sun all afternoon painting it!  But, then, I thought about the age and history of it……
Old Paper Deserted Cabin
I decided to process another image of it with that in mind, and came up with a photo image as it might have appeared when printed on some old paper.  I do like this effect.  I can almost picture a settler from back then coming out the door to see who their visitor was.
Vintage Deserted Cabin
And, finally, I thought I’d process an image of the cabin as it might have turned out when taken with an old vintage camera.  This image sort of reminds me of photographs I sometimes look thru of my grandparents when they were young, and parents when they were younger still!
Enjoy!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Foto Art Friday – August 18, 2017
Ghosts
The old deserted house stands in the ghost mining town of Kennecott, Alaska.  It speaks to time gone by, when the town was a hub of ore mining activity.  Now, the town is a tourist town, altho the way there is just difficult enough so that it will never become a tourist trap.  This house reminds me that we all have ghosts, so I inserted some into this piece.  Ghosts have a somewhat negative reputation, so another way of thinking about them is as history – sometimes our own and sometimes as society’s.  As much as we sometimes would like to forget the past and focus on the future, the danger in  that is that we will lose the lessons of the past, and in the words of an old saying, “Those who do not learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it.”  So, let us remember the lessons, the ghosts of our past.  It may sometimes be a bit difficult, as is represented by the wisps of memory clouds in this piece, and the faded words as well.  Here’s to the good ghosts, the good memories, and the lessons worth remembering!
Ghosts
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of formats and finishes at www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg

Friday, August 11, 2017

Foto Art Friday- August 11, 2017
Reality
Sometimes, life is harsh.  This piece has, as its focus, a cabin called the Beeman’s Cabin, in Alaska.  Life certainly can be hard, and harsh, in Alaska.  This piece is meant to capture the reality of how hard can be.  In today’s world, it seems many want to make life unrealistically easy for younger people.  By doing that, they are doing a disservice to those individuals, because that’s not what life is.  I won’t go on, but life will hand all of us reality, which may be exactly what we want….or not.  Here’s to having the strength to survive and thrive in reality.
Reality
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of finishes and formats at the following sites: www.etsy.com/shop/photoimagerybynadine and www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Foto Art Friday – August 4, 2017
Homestead of Old
This piece has, as its focus, one of my favorite photographic subjects – an old deserted cabin.  There’s something about it being a living history, in a way.  Yes, it’s deserted and left standing until it falls over.  But, as long as it is standing, it serves to remind us of a life, or lives, that lived there.  Of a time in our history when brave souls faced the unknown in order to make a better life for themselves.  The image that is the base of this was converted to a sepia toned image to enhance the historic feel of this piece.  Vintage handwriting enhances the intention of this piece, as well as other brushes and effects.  It’s a homestead of old, our living history.
Homestead of Old
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of finishes and formats at my web site at www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.