Saturday, March 20, 2010

Week 3 of the Divine Diptych Project

(Another Alternate)
        (The chosen Diptych)
For Week 3 of the Divine Diptych Photograph Project, I was paired with the lovely and talened MFayre of MFayre Photography and our theme was "Movement".  You can see her amazing photographs at her website HERE.
(An alternate version-I love this one as well!)
And, You can visit the Divine Diptych's Blog HERE to learn more about this Diptych and see the rest of Week 3's Diptychs.  They are always a surprise which has turned out to be a lot of fun to see.  I really love how each photographer interprets the given theme and then to see how the pairs photographs look together.  It is truly alchemy which is really cool!
For our diptych, I dressed up in a very loose historic outfit which included a sapphire blue velvet coat, a cream and dark green striped silk skirt with a bustle back, black granny boots, and a gorgeous chenile scarf that MFayre had given me in a lilac/mushroom colour.  I also brought out a large piece of turquoise silk.  It was my plan to play with the silk and catch it moving in a photograph.  Another idea was to jump and catch myself at the perfect second with the timer on my camera so I would look like I was flying.  I almost caught this effect, but it was hard!  
MFayre was busy with many other things so I sent her some of my photographs and she added them to photographs she had already for this project. Her goal for Week 3 was to set a long exposure and capture the movement of the river and she really achieved that beautifully.  MFayre is a truly talented photographer.  She has a very natural talent for it and she also works very hard to keep improving her skills.  I could only hope that my photos would be good enough to go with hers.  I was really happy and amazed at what our combination came out looking like.  I also wasn't surprised as MFayre is very dear to me and we have many things in common and many of the same likes and dislikes.  So, this was a fun pairing as they all have been!  Thank you so much May!  What a dream!  I also did other "Movement" photos and will scatter them about for your viewing pleasure. 
Hope all is well with all of you in blogland.  Hope you are having a nice weekend.  I am slowing getting better, then having little relapses into my illness which make have to slow down and that makes me really sad as I can't do everything I want to do and I still haven't crossed everything off my list.  Again, 2 steps forward, 1 step back.  I think that doing a few photos is helping my creativity though-please let it come back!  My next theme for this project is going to be an interesting one.  I hope I can at least do part of my vision for it!


CRANK said...


Edera Jewelry said...

Love your outfit in the photos, Merle--and the diptychs too! Looks like such a fun project :)

Queen Of Småland said...

Nice work!!!

Carol Anne Strange said...

Inspiring work, Merle. Keep the creativity coming, dear one. xx

Heavens2Betsy said...

Stunning, inspiring work. Love the diptych and your great outfit! Thanks for calling by my blog.

Lena said...

This is so beautiful Merle!
Your diptych with Marico turned out lovely!
I adore the colors and every one of the pictures! I must say that the last one is my fave becase I can see your pretty face on the mirror!
I hope you feel better soon my dear!
I'm thinking of you and saying a prayer right now for your recovery!

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The Josie Baggley Company said...

Hi Merle
Loving it all! Your ensemble is delighfully quirky & you look as though you're being lifted off the steps by a magic out of shot parasol!

RowanDeVoe said...

thank you everyone! this was a fun shoot to do(though i did have clothes all over my room and my neighbors had to watch me jump again and again up and down those steps!). and yes, you are right rainey-i am being lifted by a parasol! i got so tired of jumping!

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oldflowers4me said...

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