Saturday, February 16, 2008


"more.egrets"

Sue's photo, more fractured and with elements of another Northern California marsh picture. I have tried to incorporate more of the wetlands aspect of a marsh preserve and also hint at the setting in both spring and winter tones - sort of a snapshot of the nation from the cold to warmer regions.

I saw a hint of daylight in the Manhattan building canyon as I walked south towards my train station Friday night.

Here are some of the birds for Sue's marsh.

8 comments:

Sweet Irene said...

There is an award for you over at my place.

Neda said...

Edith Piaff is smiling :)

The Artful Eye said...

Sorry I've run amok was out drinking Pabst.

I feel as though I'm looking out a window and though it's just one window, what I see through the individual panes is egret day, egret night.

Nice job.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

im smiling. i love watching you play.
~sue

Sweet Irene said...

"more.egrets" is elegant and beautiful in is simplicity and colors. I am trying to figure out what comforts me so in these little masterpieces, but all I can come up with is Delft Blue Tiles, which is more true of "red.wing.blackbird."

I love the grays and the more exuberant blues and the little touches of green. Everything is so understated, yet so visibly present and not at all simple.

You are striking a chord with me, John.

I suppose Neda's reference to Edith Piaff is the song "Je ne regrette rien."

Kris Cahill said...

This piece has so much tension in it, John. I feel as if I am looking at a film still from a thriller about egrets and their secrets. Or a murder is about to take place at the marsh...

"The Secret Life of Egrets", in which we find out egrets INVENTED the moimoi! Oh no, and I thought ladies did!

I like this piece and its tension a lot. Forgive my mememe outbursts.

Bobbie said...

John, I really like the way you used two images of the egret and gave each a different treatment...the little spots of back and white just really make the image. Nice collaboration :)

Bobbie said...

I forgot to say I enjoyed the info about the Cattle Egret. I did not know they follow fire. We get them here in the early spring along with the scissortails and hummingbirds. Soon...soon, they will be here. Another month I guess, maybe five weeks.