and now you get clouds.
I promised the sky in my penultimate post of photos with stones and sand from my last trip to Egypt. And so the chapter on Egypt comes to a close.
As reported, I had the chance to take master classes with the greatest artist of all time: Mother Nature. To improve my skills – especially in composition – I also did some photo series and certainly learned a lot.
I always try to get to know new worlds when I travel. Worlds in the broadest sense. Visiting a pharaoh’s burial chamber is just as much a new world for me as the coral reefs, stones, and sand on the beach – or the world above the clouds.
Photographing from an airplane is often not that easy and I ask you to overlook the technical shortcomings of the photos. I’ve made quite a few though. Some are useless but there are quite a few expressive ones so it was difficult for me to choose. When making my selection, I put the emphasis above all on the photos that come close to that what I am also trying to express in my painting.
I live in a very small – but fine – country, Austria. And when I fly south, I’ve only just stretched out my legs and found a comfortable sitting position when the Alps appear. With some luck and good weather conditions, they show themselves in their full glory.
A slide over the sea and soon after you’re already flying over the desert. One generally associates deserts with monotony. Instead, they are masters of abstract art.
A few clouds further and the sky touches the sea. And now this pleasant feeling opens up in you, a mixture of joy, anticipation, can’t wait any longer….
This photo should also be considered as part of the sky theme: the sky out my window at 4:30 in the morning.
back we go
And then we turn our vehicle 180 degrees and go where we came from.
But, who would have thought it, the track looks different now. The motives imprinted in the memory of recent days are now reappearing. A moment ago it was a fish that swam past us, now it was an airplane. At the airport it looked big and mighty, now in the vastness of the sky it is what it is, a dot drawing a line between A and B.
Even the clouds can fool you into thinking you’re still in the sea.
The Alps show themselves again and this time they really get going and bloom in full beauty..
Well, that’s it. Captain Friedrich and his crew thank you for flying with Dao-Air! We hope you had a pleasant flight!
extra: an announcement
What’s that supposed to be, you might ask? Another joke for sure. Yes and no. In any case, no one needs to be afraid, I would actually sing. it will be a toneless “opera” any way at the beginning. So what’s the point?
Next week I will bring a contribution in which I present a new project. But similar to the children’s book project, it will be made a reality. So why all this and what do the readers get out of it?
One of the most memorable moments in my life has been the opportunity to listen to good musicians create a new piece. A little strumming on one guitar, a few hinted chords on another. At some point, the bass player gets on and something is formed from the hints and increasingly takes shape. I will try to make a creative process, at least in parts, comprehensible in the following article with my thoughts on the subject of the sea. At the moment the “water is still quite cloudy”.
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