I appreciate that from a fellow artist Debbie. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing that message Kay. They sound like something that those Cactus' will be in for a while. Blessings your way... Fruit of the Vines message was equally special and It was understood and appreciated.
Thank you much Patti.
Bromeliads sound perfect Gingerlily. The less water the longer they last! Kay's will last a while too! Thank you.
You truly are an artist with both the brush and your camera. Many people do not realize that the word photography translates to "painting with light". That's what it is. If you have an artist's eye you'll see the painting within. Similar to the picture I posted of the headlight - most would have walked past it and never saw the colors and texural qualities. Here you have the white of the boot accenting the faded white in whatever is behind it (some architectural piece?) and the even further paint distressing on the fence. It tells a story that - once there was a white painted fence, but it has faded and been neglected, later the square piece was leaned against it and forgotten, then an old pair of boots no longer useable but found a second purpose in life in front of it all amidst a perfect bed of hay not weathered and beaten down. In other words, the picture can be allegorical to life; saying no matter how old and weathered we become, there is always something we are good for...make sense? That's the "story" it tells me anyway. When you can get a painting or a photograph to tell a story - it's a winner.
David - forgot to say that by zooming in and eliminating the other things, rearranging the boots as you did, was with an artist's eye. That's what makes the snow fence look like a real fence or even the side of an old barn because you zoomed in enough to NOT see the surroundings and know where it is. You also used lighting well, and it looks like you used a flash for fill light or perhaps a reflector. If you didn't , then you caught the sun perfectly! Great work either way.