For those of you who regularly follow this blog, you are certainly aware by now of my gift for fine photography, especially photos of the natural world. In this post, I exhibit a series of photos – and one video – that portray the stunning beauty of Geneva’s fall colors. But anyone with a cell phone can take a pretty picture of colorful leaves. In this exhibit, I aspire to take the art form to a whole ‘nuther level. As you will see, each picture contains beautiful fall colors, but the beauty is juxtaposed with a foreign object that is kinda ugly. And yet, the beauty of the natural colors prevail. In the art world, this is known as “art”.
Exhibit #1: Tree and Crane
Exhibit #2: Tree and Ugly Car
Exhibit #3: Tree and Bright Red Trash Can
Exhibit #4: Tree and Truck Full of Aggregate
Exhibit #5: Tree and Billboard
Exhibit #6: Tree and Phone Booth
Exhibit #7: Tree and Sign
Exhibit #8: Tree and Plastic Fence
Exhibit #9: Tree and Iron Gate gate
Exhibit #10: Trees and Trash Cans
Exhibit #11: Tree and Graffiti Bench
Exhibit #12: Trees and Construction Site
Exhibit #13: Tree and Silver Van
Exhibit #14: Tree and My Schnozz
Exhibit #15: Fall Colors from a Car
Here’s a video I shot from the passenger seat of our car, as we were driving down from La Dole, a smallish (by Swiss standards) mountain in the Jura mountain range not far from Geneva. All kidding aside, look how pretty the trees are. (Warning: it looks at times like we are about to drive off the road. Fear not -that is just an artistic illusion created by my reaching way out the window to take the shot.)
Move over, Ansel Adams!
as always, delightful.
Thanks Sara! I didn’t think anyplace could measure up to the Twin Cities, but I was mistaken!
I certainly hope that first small road on the video was one-way. I don’t know how two cars, let alone a truck, could pass on it otherwise. Thanks for the ART! 🙂
Nope, that’s a two-way road. Not much truck traffic, though. Just gotta drive nice and slow. As far as the art, I just feel good that the world is able to enjoy it.