Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the same, but different


I am so happy to be here with you all, writing my first post since joining this incredible group of women as the new 9th muse!

The diptych/triptych theme was so much fun, and really got me thinking about these multi-image creations. What is it about them that draws us in?  They can tell a story.  They can be used to showcase similar subjects or a single theme.  And they can illustrate polar opposites that make a striking image when viewed as a whole.

I chose jamie {74}'s beautiful submission to pair with mine because I like how when standing alone, each of our diptychs has two tree images within their borders that relate to each other, but side by side our two diptychs convey such different moods...one cold and dark, the other white and bright.

We both used the diptic app to create our images. I shot and processed my diptych with my iPhone and jamie {74} used her DSLR and edited with the iPad.  It's interesting to see how two people can go out and capture the fleeting moments of autumn with such different outcomes.  This capacity for individual creative expression is what I love most about the art of photography and why I truly enjoy browsing the amazing submissions to the flickr pool each day.  I can't wait to see more of your holiday submissions!

~christy of urban muser

three
three by jamie{74}

22 comments:

Kat Sloma said...

Yay! Welcome Christy! I echo your sentiments too - photography is such a wonderful art form for personal, creative expression. Love the pics!

blue elephant photography said...

yay christy! i love both photos and yes they are same but different =)

maureen said...

Wonderful photos, all of them. I love the connection you made between the two diptychs. So glad to have you join us!

Clare B said...

Yeah Christy! Looking forward to seeing more.

Kirstin Mckee said...

Christy, these are both beautiful, still images.

Jen said...

I love both of these, captures the idea perfectly

urban muser said...

so happy to be here! thanks everyone.

Jamie said...

Weehoo! Thank you sincerely for choosing my leaf dippy. I adore the midnight blues in yours. Stunning. And with the setting sun hues of the sky and silhouettes, the images are moody and mysterious. Love.

Cara Lopez Lee said...

Breathtaking colors. I love the many moods of sky.

Knitting with Beer said...

Great post and great pictures! You go girl!!!

ImplausibleYarn said...

I second Knitting with Beer! Awesome!!

justine said...

I love your first post and love these amazing photographs too.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Yay! Welcome to the craziness. Great first post with many more to come. ♥ tam

mosey said...

For some reason I have that song from Sesame Street running through my head -- "one of these things is not like the other...". Great dippys, both of 'em.

Ashley Sisk said...

I love this - I need to do it more often.

Jamie said...

What a great pairing

Andrea said...

Wow! WOnderful pairing.

April said...

Love! Yay for your first post :)

lisa said...

Loving your first post! Great work!

Serline said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for maple leaves. These pic parings make me feel somewhat melancholic and contemplative...

~ Chef Louise said...

beautiful muser... so happy to see you here and there, your work should be...everywhere!
happy holidays,
chef louise

Anika said...

Great post! I love the images too, great shots!!

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