Monday, February 16, 2009

Adventurers R me!

I have always been fascinated by the lure of a good adventure. I love books about buried treasure, clues, and archeology. A few years ago, I bought a book about ancient Egyptian beliefs and symbols and I still love to browse through and read the myths. I have a cartouche with my name in hieroglyphs as well as an Egyptian wedding ring. Today, I combined them with an old journal made of leather and parchment for an "Indiana Jones" like effect. I love the brown of the journal, the shadows cast by the ring and pendant and the texture of the old paper. The combination of all three makes me want to solve a mystery that will lead me to the greatest treasure of all time! Incidently, a few days ago, a man was looking at the Texas coast using google earth and he spotted a strange thing...what looks like a pirate ship buried beneath a piece of Texas coastline, where a Spanish ship carrying all sorts of gold and jewels was thought to have sunk in 1822. The owners of the land, however, won't give permission for a dig!!!


Bridget said...

very mysterious.
i love the way you have used the bit of lighting.
nicely done.

Framing Images and Memories said...

I enjoyed each photo and as I scrolled down I really thought the use of shadows was cool. Then I got to the last image..very cool! I really like the "mysterious" look of this type of photography-using simple subjects and a deep shadow. Nice job.

philmary said...

I like the tiny yet complex objects

trishalyn said...

Beautiful use of light/shadows/angles! I especially enjoyed the story that went with your lovely images, though I had no idea of what a "cartouche" is. I looked it up, and for anyone who may be as ignorant as me, the definition is:

" car·touche n
1. the paper casing of a firework or cartridge
2. a decorative panel in the form of a frame or unrolled scroll, sometimes containing writing forming an artistic or architectural feature
3. an oval or oblong shape containing writing, especially one containing a king’s name in Egyptian hieroglyphics

Encarta® World English Dictionary © 1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc."

In conclusion, not only are you a great writer and photographer, Jayme, but you are a wonderful teacher, too!!! :-)

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