Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Wednesday Heart - Mystique Island

I love etsy, and there are so many fantastic photographers on there. I'm going to review one photographer I love per week. This week is American-based photographer Mystique Island.
One of the things I love to see most in a photographer is variety, and Mystique Island certainly has that. I've chosen three photos here, and all are, I think, really good examples of different aspects of photography. This first one is just beautiful. I love the colours especially. The burnt orange leaves with the dark stamen contrast really well against the bright yellow of the background flowers and the high green of the grass.
It's also a great example of macro photography. The detail of the foreground works really well with the blurred background. On a slightly more symbolic note, this makes me think of how we tend to remember tragedy in so much detail, whereas the bright, happy times are more of a warm, fuzzy blur in the background. Therefore, this photograph symbolises the process of living, and you can't get much bigger than that :-)
The wonderfully vivid colours combine well with the framing to give the overall image an eerie sense of a life floating under the ocean in complete silence. Awesome.
And this one is in just because it is such a cute elephant picture
I heart you Mystique Island!


Elephunk said...

What a lovely feature! Thanks for sharing Mystique Island's work with us.

Mystique Island Photography said...

oo my made my day!!!! thank you so much for featuring my shop!

Hero's Cousin said...

wow! that second one especially is incredible. it feels quiet and peaceful, but a little frightening at the same time. very cool.

Megan said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)