Saturday, June 25, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: The Guide at night

The Guide at night
The Guide
galvanized steel, LED light bar
Phil Proctor (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Installed in front of the Avondale MARTA * station, in Decatur, Georgia, USA. June 2022.
The Guide is a figurative work fabricated entirely from 8" I-beams. The figure stands in the classical contrapposto pose and holds an acrylic staff that illuminates his path through dark times.

The Guide is one piece in the Decatur Artway, a public arts project of the City of Decatur. Here it is seen from a different perspective, during the day.

MARTA TARS

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: A woman, her dog, and her beer.

A woman, her dog, and her beer

Priorities! A woman, her dog, and her beer.

Held annually on the last full weekend of April, the Inman Park Festival signals the onset of Atlanta, Georgia's festival season. Inman Park is both a neighborhood and an actual park. Photo taken on 23 April 2022.
Inman Park holds the distinction of being Atlanta’s first planned suburb [1880s] as well as one of the city’s first in-town neighborhoods to undergo extensive restoration. The neighborhood typifies garden suburbs of the late nineteenth century.
New Georgia Encyclopedia

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Chalk painting
Carrie Dziabczenko
(after "Mother and Child" by Bruno di Maio)

Decatur Arts Festival, in downtown Decatur, Georgia, USA. 7 May 2022.

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Saturday, June 04, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: In the limelight

In the limelight

Morning sun created a flash-without-a-flash effect (with a little assist from post-production).

A limelight hydrangea blossoms in a garden, in Decatur, Georgia, USA. 29 May 2022.
Hydrangea paniculata — the panicled hydrangea or limelight hydrangea— is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to China, Korea, Japan, and Russia. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree, 1–5 m (3.3–16.4 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) broad, growing in sparse forests or thickets in valleys or on mountain slopes. In late summer it bears large conical panicles of creamy white fertile flowers, together with pinkish white sterile florets. Florets may open pale green, grading to white with age, thus creating a pleasing 'two-tone' effect.
Wikipedia.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: White violet, close up

White violet, close up

Tiny, early-spring flora.

In March, ruderal, white/purple-striated violets were bustin' out all over. Here, I photographed one (getting down low!), just off of a sidewalk, in Avondale Estates, Georgia, USA, on 22 March 2022.

This was a closeup. The Viola sororia (at most two centimeters in diameter) appears much larger in the image than it did in 'real' life.

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