all shots here were taken in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA

In a blurry watercolor, this would be a great scene, but photographically it leaves to be desired! My intent was to have
the iron bench as focus of interest, but the palm leaves in the background had such strong colors!
(Travel Tue)





Β In photographing some Xyloid – something woody
(ABC Wed. – X)
I saw this view in the corner of my eye in a little sky
hole between leaves. Was pleasantly surprised,
because it was an angle of the Quadrangle building not seen before
(had photographed this many times before)
Love this tower, with many arches in Balboa Park
built in the previous century.
(Tue Treasures, Thurs. Doors)





Who is to say, what is the foreground and what the background?
I stood in the hall, by the outside door that was opened,
facing the window of the art store.
Thurs. Doors, Weekend Reflection




If this view would be painted, I would suggest:DONT,
because the background colors are so strong,
the saturation would have to be strongly reduced,
to make sense for a background.
Photographically, as is – a pretty view
Makro Tex: Dont





Stripes in the sky – interesting for photography, but am glad
I’m not a realist painter!
Sky Watch



Thanks to All The hosts
Makro-Tex : Dont * Thru my Lens * Jo’s Walk *
Tue Treasures * Nature Notes * Tue Travel * Pictoral Tue *
Floral Bliss *Β  ABC Wed. – X * Sun Snap * Communal Global * Thurs. Travel Photo * Naturdonnerstag *
Thurs. Doors * Sky Watch * Floral Fri Foto *
Weekend Reflection * Fri Photo Journal * Fri Photo Friends * Fri Fave Five *

33 thoughts on “BACKGROUND JUMPS

  1. Stripes in the sky is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with Friday Foto Friends! I’m so sorry to be so late to visit! πŸ˜”


  2. Wow, that’s a really gorgeous sky! And I love the photo of the tower in Balboa Park. I really want to return and explore that park again. So much to do and see!


    1. Thank you, Teagan! The variety is the advantage of the city (yes, there actually some, lol). Also, I often try to find a theme that will tie all the different challenges/memes for the week together. Am happy they catch your imagination:)


  3. I like your theme this week, Jesh. I wonder if you can make that bench pop in the first photo with the Selective color filter in Photoshop. That angle of the building in your second is very dramatic, nice.


  4. I do all of my paintings from photos I’ve taken so your observations on what to do with each was so interesting! Wonderful photos! And several would make great paintings!


  5. Enjoyed reading and your photos. As a novice photographer, always love learning others’ perspective of photography. Great examples. Thanks for sharing at Pictorial Tuesday.

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles


  6. I feel like I’m still learning to see the world through the eyes of a photographer, but to now have the perspective of an artist overlaid on it, ups the ante quite a bit. The commentary on the first photo in particular. So true that as a watercolour, it would have worked.


    1. Thank you Joanne – like your positive way of thinking! Am by no means an expert in either one, but photography comes up quite a bit, because hubby thinks in terms of photography, and I look at images as a painter. The boundaries of the last, are quite a bit further out in terms of what is permissible.
      Are you getting used to having an added family member?


  7. Hi Jesh,
    It was interesting to read your analyzes photo vs painting. And yes, the flower photo is pretty, but still I prefer the fantastic tower between branches!


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