PPOC Accreditation Portfolio: Animals

Images from my Animal portfolio that won me my Accredited status with the PPOC. Love taking animal pics!

Moon Jellyfish
Dancing Moon Jelly
Butterfly on a leaf
Dots and Lines: Butterfly on a Leaf
Two black swans stand near a dark lake.
Two black swans beside a dark lake.
Portrait of a cute terrior looking alert and curious.
Portrait of a cute terrior looking alert and curious.
Big Brown Yak Eye
Soft and Lovely Yak Eye
Snakes on a Stick
Snakes Entwined
Brown snail on green leaf.
Garden Snail on long horizontal Hosta leaf
Sheep with long fleece resting in its stall's straw bedding.
Sheep with long fleece resting in its stall’s straw bedding.
Hungry rhinoceros eating hay.
Rhino with open mouth ready to take a bite of hay.
Fancy white koi swims in a dark green pond.
Beautiful silver koi with ruffled fins swims gracefully in a dark green pond.

Willow with misty lake by Jeanne McRight

Weeping willow with misty lake
©2014 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.

The silver pink of early morning sunrise through the fog got me up and out. I was still half asleep when I took this photo; the image through the viewfinder was like a waking dream.

Martian Chiaroscuro

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Image Credit: HiRISEMROLPL (U. Arizona)NASA

My friend Gil sent me this exquisite image from NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, which includes the following description:

“Deep shadows create dramatic contrasts between light and dark in this high-resolution close-up of the martian surface. Recorded on January 24 by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the scene spans about 1.5 kilometers across a sand dune field in a southern highlands crater. Captured when the Sun was just 5 degrees above the local horizon, only the dune crests are caught in full sunlight. With the long, cold winter approaching the red planet’s southern hemisphere, bright ridges of seasonal frost line the martian dunes.”

Add the influence of scale to perception of curving organic forms defined by light and shadow.  For comparison, two steps down in scale from my Form:Convolution series: First, Last Judgment fresco detail designed by Georgio Vasari, inside the cupola of Florence Cathedral, Rome. The second image, a withering croton leaf.

Detail, The Last Judgment
Fresco designed by Georgio Vasari. Inside the cupola, Florence Cathedral Rome. Photo Copyright ©2014 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.
Convolution: Croton Leaf
From Form by Jeanne McRight, Pix-Photography. Copyright©2014 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.

Find a Way

Find a Way

Sad Joy, for C.K. Williams; from Wonder, Serenity series . Copyright©2014_Jeanne_McRight._All_Rights_Reserved.

A solitary evening walk by the lake in late winter, with mist settling in. Beautiful. Luckily I had my camera…

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Defining Line: Caladium

Caladium, from Form: Defining Line by Jeanne McRight

Linear network of veins describes the form of this heart-shaped leaf. Black and white photograph ©Jeanne McRight 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Defining Line: Vein and Edge

from Form series, ©2013 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.
Defining Line: Zigzag; from Form series, ©2013 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.
from Form series, ©2013 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.
Defining Line: Perforation; from Form series, ©2013 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.
from Form series, ©2013 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.
Defining Line: Point and Curve; from Form series, ©2013 Jeanne McRight. All Rights Reserved.