NVPC 2017 Holiday Social - Dec 20, 2017
Images from the Holiday Social 2017
Courtesy of Karen Johnson
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Harry's Round Table - Oct 11, 2017
A Few Ideas from Tom Briere to Stimulate your Creativity
For our December and May salons
The Assigned Topic for our December salon is:
The word “wabi-sabi” is derived from two Japanese words:
- “Wabi” refers to an austere, natural state.
- “Sabi” refers to a lonely, melancholic sense of impermanence in life.
First of all, realize these “3 simple realities”:
- Nothing lasts
- Nothing is finished
- Nothing is perfect
Wabi-sabi refers to an elusive and elegant beauty. Wabi suggests a beauty of elegant imperfection. Sabi means loneliness or rather aloneness. Together, they suggest the beauty of ‘the withered, weathered, tarnished, scarred, intimate, coarse, earthly, evanescent, tentative, ephemeral.’ ~ Crispin Sartwell
And for our May salon, the Assigned Topic is: CREATIVE (PSA definition)
PSA definition of creative ( from their website):
The PSA definition of Creative is “Altered Reality.” The image may be of any subject matter and must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape or any combination of these three. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated if the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered “Altered Reality.”