Saturday, December 11, 2010

part of the whole


This is really the first time I've put thought into creating a diptych. I've admired diptychs done by other photographers, but never thought much about putting one together myself. Looking through the Mortal Muses Flickr pool I was amazed by the different ideas for creating one. {If you haven't taken the time to look through the pool, you really should. It is overflowing with inspiration.}

A diptych or triptych is a great way to tell a story, or give a better idea of the whole, or to illuminate a detail. They offer endless opportunities for creativity. I like the idea of using it to highlight part of the whole, the way marty did in her diptych, with a photo of coffee beans and a photo of the final product.

See you next time for the holiday blog hop!
maureen of cottage 960

untitled by what_marty_sees

13 comments:

blue elephant photography said...

ooooh i love both photos and i could definitely see the point of view that you are coming from. i love that both photos are simple but says a lot!

Kirstin Mckee said...

We're both newbies at this diptych/triptych thing then! I adore your take on the theme. And such evocative pictures; lovely cosy images.

Rosie said...

I love both photos - great ideas!

Tatter Beans said...

Im such a newbie on diptych/triptych... its not I cant get the creative juices flowing...its the actual program to put them side by side...guess I should work harder..
I love your images... they really speak volumes

Marty said...

Oh, my Maureen! Your dippy is just so gorgeous...I'm humbled that you put my coffee beans with it :-)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Both diptychs are wonderful. Both evoke warmth and what better way to enjoy a hot cup of joe then under a cozy quilt. Which I covet by the way ;)

urban muser said...

maureen, i love these photos. everything fits so well together. beautiful!

Jen said...

these really do go well together

a view from a brown dog said...

These are beautiful and some of my favorite things too. What a wonderful way to start the day enjoying a warm cup of Joe while snuggled under that gorgeous quilt. {{Sigh}} Both dippys are fantastic and go together just lovely!

michel said...

I am boarding the plane and coming to live on this chair for the rest of my life. this is my new favorite thing!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Such wonderful stories. Perfect in every way.

cindy said...

i love diptychs and these are wonderful! i always look for pairs even if they're side by side separately.

Mealy said...

I love the antiquey feel of the quilt and spools of thread!! Beautiful!

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