Nautilus Pompilius

Underwater Portrait

I had not planned on creating anything this week but inspiration weaseled it's way into my brain.

First I watched this cold water swimming film and then I happened upon this beautiful image by Romana Zordini.  I started to consider the stinking slimy waters of the South Platte River near my home.

I'm terrified of dark water, slime, creepy crawlies, e coli, and most of all... fish.  Of which I saw a huge one float down the river just as I was setting up to shoot  from a bridge.  I packed up and found some safer looking water near the rapids. 

Double Exposure Self Portrait

Woman Floating in Water

In between panicked squeals of "what's crawling on me!" I slowly worked up the nerve to push myself down in the water.  "I'm going to be quick, get ready to snap my shutter, you only have a second.  Ready, set..."

And then the river enveloped me in the most gentle embrace and whispered above and below and through me.  And I was no longer in a hurry to be let go.

Self Portrait River Underwater
White Dress Underwater Double Exposure

Art Prints
Shop Prints


July Link List 2016

Colorado 2016

I just got back from a trip to California.  Without my camera!  How's that for a real vacation?  The beach, the lake, the river... all those touchstones that make me come alive.  To mark the occasion I revived an old California image I had taken and put it in my shop.  With that, I shall start this month's link list.

My newest print in the shop: Palm

Recent Photo Inspiration:
Rudolf Koppitz
Viki Kollerov√° 
Lola Alvarez Bravo

Recent Books I've read:
Wilderness (Rockwell Kent's Alaskan journal)
Rosalie Lightning (the Graphic Memoir that made me cry)
Anthem (quick and interesting read)
The City of Ember (reading this series with my 9 year old)

Currently reading/drawing through: One Zentangle a Day

Online Reading: Adventure Journal

Favorite new Photoshop Feature: Content Aware Crop
*turn off 'classic mode' or it won't work

Gift to myself this week.  Her Instagram has a 40% off code if you are fast.


April Link List 2016

Maryanne Gobble Photography
St. Mary's Glacier, Colorado - April 2016

Have you guys noticed I've slowed down taking photos?  For whatever reason, I don't connect well with my surroundings in Colorado.  We are going to tough it out for one more year and I'm set on filling my creative well one way or another.

I'm currently reading through The Artist's Way again.  Last week one of my exercises was to write down 20 things I enjoy doing.  I had a hard time coming up with 20 off the top of my head, but one on the list was cloud watching.  The next day we drove up to St. Mary's Glacier and did just that.  Which hit a couple other things on my list:  hiking and photography.

Reading is on the list.  I read a quirky juvenile fiction book, Counting by 7's, and now I'm reading, The Soul of an Octopus.  Fascinating creatures.

Octopus is what I think when I see this fashion clip.

I have a thing for sea creatures.
This movie
This artist book
This print

Favorite photographer find this month is Petros Koublis Photography

Favorite painters I've discovered are Danna Ray and Yelena Brykenkova

This poem

This short film/poem

Interviews I'll be watching next month

Worthy cause