Admittedly, I love this shot. Not sure why exactly, lol, but there is just something about it that pulls me in. It was taken during one of my trips to a zoo in Michigan that was near my house. This particular fellow was a very friendly black llama. He was so adorable and desperate for attention, at least that’s what it seemed like to me. Maybe that’s why this photo speaks to me, because he just acted like he was so lonely. Anytime anyone came near the pen he was right there, shoving his snout through the bars as far as he could. The zoo had several of those “candy” dispensers full of pellets that you could feed some of the animals with. If I’m not mistaken I spent every quarter I had on this llama.
So I am a very versatile creature. I write, play music, web design, as well as visual arts. In this case I am sharing with you my photo manipulation/digital painting of mine. The original photograph of Sydney from a ferry was also taken by me (which I will more than likely post at some point in the future). I’m not sure where the concept came from to be honest. It just sort of happened. Perhaps it was a subconscious thing. After all, it was only my second day in Australia. I had never been so far from my birthplace in the US. In fact I couldn’t get much farther away than I was in that moment. It was so new, exciting, inviting and held so many possibilities that I couldn’t even conceive yet. Needless to say, the word “surreal” did very little to fully encompass how I felt then, or from that point on.
Take a look at it below and tell me what you think of it. What does it make you feel or see in your minds eye?
This picture is a must see at a larger view. It’s the Lake Huron shoreline. It has a unique collection of very colourful and beautiful assortment of pebbles and rocks. I’ve sometimes heard these beaches referred to as “Jeweled Beaches”, as the sight does give the impression of scattered gems.
Ironically, considering I lived in Michigan for 30 years, I haven’t seen these beaches. But the works of Sarah Chisholm have really captured the eye popping beauty I think. Of course this only makes me want to go back to the USA/Canada for a visit and see them for myself!
This is my entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond.
This photo was taken on Mackinac Island, in Michigan, USA. Mackinac Island has always been, and probably always will be, one of my favorite places on earth. The whole atmosphere there is like nowhere else that I’ve been.
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