During my two month visit to Kyrgyzstan, a good amount of my time was spent in the beautiful Lake Issi Kul area.
Moving along the south coast of Issyk-Kul lake from Karakol town, before you reach the small village named Kadji-Sai, you have an opportunity to get into the most beautiful mountain landscapes.
The canyon was named because of its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by erosion into amazing sculptures and formations. Some formations look like The Great Wall of China and you can also find other formations that look like snakes, dragons, sleeping giants and even whole castles. From the canyon you can see a majestic panorama of Lake Issyk-Kul and snow caped mountains.
Dedicated to my dear Photographer Compatriot; Natalia Arentseva!
This would make a great place for a photo shoot!
You can see Natalia’s work here ; https://www.facebook.com/photographynataliaarantseva/
Bishkek stretched Limos, Why? I hear you ask? well Bishkek is a popular place for the Kyrgz people to get married and no where is more popular than the Wedding Palace.
A restored Soviet throwback (1987) which now serves as a very kich registry office, no religion here! Primarily because of the soviet ban on religious ceremonies. Instead they agreed to a multi faith building.
A cross between a church, a castle and a Temple on the outside its brutal architectural lines belie the interior “fairytale palace” sadly on the day we visited it was closed as October is the popular month for weddings!
On wedding weekends, (rented) luxury vehicles abound: decorated stretch limos and Mercedes lead the honking wedding convoys.
During the quiet season(when we were there) we were able to walk round and see some of the stretched limos waiting for their bookings, a bit like a Limo car park. Again there are some others besides the Hummers/ Lexus/GMC/ etc that are to be seen, there is even reports of a fairytale carriage style car(which, sadly we did not see).
Bishkek is an eclectic mix of cars many from the Soviet era, and they certainly like restoring and cutting and shunting some of the modern ones.
Challenge: Taking an image you have photographed and adding text into the image to create a poster-Meme
So creative Arts come in all shapes and sizes, here I created a poster from an image I took from the Street Art in Trivandrum in India.
Credit to the Artist, whoever they may be, and credit to Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan , for putting it so delightfully.
I placed the saying in a specific place in this image to indicate that the “Writing is on the wall” Also it doesn’t pull the eye away from the Art that has been so beautifully done, and the Art subject itself fitted so well with this sentiment/meme.
I achieved this by importing the image into Photoshop Essentials 12(which is what I have a stand alone) and using the “Text tool” created and positioned the meme.
Do you have any thoughts on this?? Happy to hear your thoughts/ideas in the comments below.
Please click on the image to get a full view window. It’s much easier to read!
A series of self made “peaceful moments”
A series of self made “peaceful moments”
Well what another great piece of Art from my friends at Artists and Photographers on Face Book.
Thank you so much for choosing my “Dahlia” Heather, the detail is beyond excellent! And for allowing me to showcase it here on my web site.
Today’s stunning piece of work comes from Heather Bergquist who works in the medium of Pyrography. Now I wasn’t sure about what or how that exactly works so for those of you who are wondering it’s ; “the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.”
When I asked Heather about it she said, she uses an electronic Razertip Pyrography burning system which consists of a rheostat base and pens that attach with cords. and used several different shading pens for this piece.
You can see Heathers other work or commission her at: Heathers Glorious Gifts
Another wonderful interpretation of my Giraffe photograph from Korat Zoo. This time from Artist Lynn Sunely who showcased her work in Artists and Photographers on FB.
Thank you so much Lynn, for using my photo as a reference and thank you for allowing me to share it on my web site! I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.