The Barrier

"I'm woven in a fantasy, I can't believe the things I see The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall... ...It rises now before me, A dark and silent barrier between, All I am, and all that I would ever want to be" --from "The Wall" by Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh The sky, a window, and a wall. Taken on the roof of the historic Marshall Building on a warm summer evening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Third Ward. Copyright 2018 Scott Norris Photography scottnorrisphotography.com

“I’m woven in a fantasy, I can’t believe the things I see The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall… …It rises now before me, A dark and silent barrier between, All I am, and all that I would ever want to be” –from “The Wall” by Kerry Livgren and… Continue reading The Barrier

Dried Tulip Blossom

I waited a bit too long to shoot this red tulip blossom. It sat on my desk and slowly dried out. And I have to say, I'm quite pleased about that. The texture and shapes of the petals in this photograph are much more interesting now than if I had shot the freshly cut flower. Happy accidents! The blossom was shot with one light slightly behind on the right at about 60 degrees from horizontal. 6 focus stacked HDR shots (3 bracketed images each). Processed in Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Glow and Impression, On1 Effects, and Nik Effects. Copyright 2017 Scott Norris Photography scottnorrisphotography.com

I waited a bit too long to shoot this red tulip blossom. It sat on my desk and slowly dried out. And I have to say, I’m quite pleased about that.

Empty Watercolor Paint Trays

"Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it." --Dee Hock A well-used and thoroughly enjoyed water color paint set on a white canvas background. Copyright 2017 Scott Norris Photography scottnorrisphotography.com

“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.” –Dee Hock

Paint Brush

A worn paint brush on a (mostly) white painted canvas. This image was inspired by the phrase "an expensive camera makes a great photograph just as much as a paint brush makes a great painting." I thought I'd use my expensive (to me, it was) camera to photograph the paint brush in action. I'm still waiting for the masterpiece to happen. ;-) Copyright 2017 Scott Norris Photography scottnorrisphotography.com

A worn paint brush on a (mostly) white painted canvas.

Passions Collide – Abstract 5

This abstract photography based digital artwork, combines two of my artistic passions - 3D animation and photography. The base color scheme is from a photograph of an old worn out table that had several coats of mismatched paint on it in addition to several glued-on pieces of newsprint and other paper. The color information from that image was used to drive the size, color, and 3D spatial location of each rectangular object. The resulting 3D rendered image was then finished in Photoshop with many color tweaks, contrast adjustments and some other "magical" things. The image is best viewed on a large desktop monitor and is intended to be printed very large. Copyright 2017 Scott Norris Photography scottnorrisphotography.com

This abstract photography-based digital artwork, combines two of my artistic passions – 3D animation and photography.

Frost

"It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it." --John Burroughs Frosty ice crystals form on my office window on a very cold January winter morning in Milwaukee. They are beautiful for sure, but it has to be quite frigid for these to grow. Plus, your windows need to be a bit drafty. Oh well, the things we sacrifice for our art. Copyright 2017 Scott Norris Photography scottnorrisphotography.com

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” –John Burroughs

Clash of Seasons

Clash of Seasons

“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.” –Oscar Wilde

Dust Off the Clock

Dust Off the Clock

“Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you – you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.” –Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn¬†