Sonoran Stream Bank

Sonoran Stream Bank

Sonoran Stream Bank, Southern Arizona

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I was somewhere near Tumacácori and on this particular day the weather was absolutely perfect; sunny, warm, with the  the occasional cool spring breeze leaving one’s body free of all discomfort and placing the mind in an artistic space, and the eye in an artistic direction. When this happens for me, I begin to see frames around various objects before me and decisions are made as to what objects are to be inside the frame, and what objects should be left outside the frame. These are not my decisions. I take no credit for them. It is something else that guides hand and eye…something that one should always trust.

Copyright 2017, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, Rokkor 50mm f/1.7, Kodachrome 64 35mm transparency film, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner.

3 thoughts on “Sonoran Stream Bank

  1. Roots… tree roots, to me they tell this trees story.

    Its age, its search for water and other sustenance it needed to survive.

    With the long, intertwined root system, the broad base of the trunk, I feel this tree is very old.

    The silver grey colour and the condition of the trunk with its rough, mottled, bark has me feeling that this tree has died.

    It may be that the tree trunk is giving back by providing a place for the grass and flowers to grow.

    The lush forest green of the grass draws attention to the paleness of the roots showing the strength of the tree as it balances on the edge of the stream.
    I want to investigate where the roots from under the grass is coming from.

    The tiny, delicate looking buttercup yellow flowers add brightness and colour to the roots and grass.

    The grass and flowers look like they are wrapping the roots in a soft, colourful blanket.

    The long straw like camel brown and fern green grass off to the left might feel stiff and rustle if there is a breeze.

    The shallow stream is crystal clear, with sea green moss covering some of the stones on the stream bed. The water is flowing softly without a ripple, so I am thinking there is no breeze at this time.

    I could spend all day within the presence of this tree. There is life within death.

    I want to hug this tree trunk!

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  2. It always astounds me to see what viewers perceive my images to be. All images are open for interpretation and every viewer sees something different, but I always share some interpersonal ground with the viewer. The blurb I wrote below the image is a simple statement about my creative process without any mention of what is going on within the image. Usually, I blow off my creative process as non cognitive. This is not exactly true if you break cognition down to the senses. What I am doing is relying on sensation. I see, there is a sensate feeling and I react to it sensuously.

    The tree is alive and well and I will hug it for you the next time I’m there.

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