It is my distinct pleasure to introduce guest artists to you. I have vetted this writing, music or visual art (or combinations) and have found the published submissions of superior quality. It is my hope that you will find this section good for your soul, too.
David is a musician, photographer, writer and observer of life. Often alluding to what we call “the solitary journey,” David’s photography and commentaries together create powerful, personally spiritual messages and linger in the viewer’s mind and soul. David makes his home in San Francisco.
If you’re drawn to wide open spaces in an emotional/spiritual sense, then there’s nothing quite like bearing witness to a new day in Death Valley. I sometimes seek the quiet aloneness that comes from a stark view in a desolate landscape. It’s easy to feel insignificant in the face of it, yet it’s also easy to become absorbed into a much larger, infinite state of mind…
This is the fourth in a short series of abstract images based on a Science and Engineering theme. The title: Space Junk, in particular orbital debris, is any man-made object in orbit about the Earth which no longer serves a useful function. Such debris includes nonfunctional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris and fragmentation debris. There are more than 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball orbiting the Earth. They travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. There are 500,000 pieces of debris the size of a marble or larger. There are many millions of pieces of debris that are so small they can’t be tracked. (Information from the NASA website.)
I have enjoyed creating art since childhood but it has only been in more recent years that I have used textures and multiple images to express different or enhanced emotions and feelings in my photographs. As a mathematician/scientist I enjoy using technical elements in my art but also have a fascination with nature. All my artwork originates as a photograph and I then use textures and other digital manipulation techniques and software to enhance the mood and feeling of the image.
I hope you enjoy the artwork here and if you would like to see more of my images please look at my Flickr pages at www.flickr.com/photos/lemonart/ or my website at lemonart-photography.pixels.com/