While I certainly don’t think I should quit my day job, I did welcome the opportunity to snap these photos of the DISCOVERY INN & SUITES property. I would like to comment on them, if I may, and would certainly welcome any of your comments, especially if you are of the photographic mindset:

In my art course, it was explained that one should draw or paint a landscape with the concept of 1/2 sky and 1/2 ground. I took the above photo with that in mind. I’m not sure the photo would have been as expansive and looming had I not applied this 1/2 and 1/2 theory to it. I really love that sun that’s about to burst through the photo on the left-hand side. It adds an air of mystique to it, I think. God knows I could sure use some sun right about now to burst through my left-hand side (actually, any side will do).

The above photo would probably be best described as a focal point photo. I think one’s eye is drawn immediately to the green foilage gathered at the bottom left of the photo. Photos like this one draw us into the focal point as a perspective but once captured, we then get curious and allow our eyes to wander to the background where we have a contrast of colors and the unique angles of the building structures and gates.

The above photo was also inspired by my art course’s question of whether to draw a gate open or closed. It was suggested that when one draws a gate (or even takes a photo of a gate, like this one), one should have the gated structure open rather then closed, so as to invite the observer “in.” Clearly, I didn’t have to open or shut the gate that isn’t even there in the photo, but I did make it a point to shoot the photo with the inviting pathway alongside the gate. It welcomes “inn” any DISCOVERY INN & SUITES guests!

As is often the case with me, whenever I can tackle any artistic medium, I am sure to bring originality and uniqueness to it. I have an incessant, and one could easily say an obsessive, need to “stand out” in my artistic expression. Even with taking an art course, I still feel the need to break the rules once I learn them. I want to say all the greats did this; that is what made them great! And the art course actually recommends the breaking of the rules but to know the rules first before you break them. I have zero problem with that!

Blessings and love always,

Timothy J. Verret

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