Photographer's Note

I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts lately, so I went to the see a specialist, and the diagnosis is in…sure enough, I’ve apparently picked up an acute case of “Abstractosis.” A good affliction to have though! :)

I was prescribed some medication and should be returning to more traditional type pictures shortly…the doctor said the effects will start kicking in pretty fast. Just glad I didn’t have to “turn my head and cough” for the exam!?

After some admonition from Brian, I finally decided to make a trek in to the city center…which unfortunately is about an hours drive from my place. Needless to say, it’s not often I venture there without good cause….a lot of which is directly related to big city traffic. I didn’t quite have the best directional light for most shots, but I did stumble upon a few decent ones, this being my favorite…which actually worked out best after the sun had set.

If you’re wondering what this crazy picture is all about, take a quick look at the WS, it’ll make much more sense than the abstract framing you see here. This is looking straight upwards on what is known as the “Sky Bloom,” a public artwork in downtown Phoenix.

Approximately 100ft./30.5m high and 100ft./30.5m wide, it’s made up of lightly colored netting, which is then illuminated once the sun goes down by various solar powered LED colored lamps which produce this effect. The artists (Janet Echelman) design was inspired by desert Saguaro flowers and their layers of color and textures, but it’s viewed differently by just about everyone. It could be a spaceship, a mushroom, a jellyfish, or even a giant condom…whatever your imagination wants to envision, let it run wild!

Thanks for stopping by.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-21
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/8, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-24 21:11
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