Spectrum of perception

Spectrum of perception

Filtering
the first blooms
of spring through
a fine screen,
compartmentalizing
and hybridizing
colors
of fragrant,
fickle roses,
born akin to
Seurat’s
painstaking
points
and Close’s
rainbow pixel
photo realism,
a contrast in styles
valued by
the spectrum
of perception.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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17 Responses to Spectrum of perception

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Very nice poetry!

    • Thank you, Renard! I just took this photo out my kitchen window of the brilliant, caution orange roses blooming in the backyard. Their color filtered through the screen reminded me of a cross between Chuck Close and Georges Seurat. The quality of the photo isn’t perfect like their artwork, but it is stylized and evokes the nature of perceiving Nature, which changes depending on the lay of the land, the sun’s position in the sky and our vantage point. Even more ironic is the fact that while the color spectrum is a constant, it is constantly changing and re-arranging our attitude about life! Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. kiwiskan says:

    I see you probably have mosquitoes to 🙂

    • Yes, where there is a window screen, there are mosquitoes aplenty! We live by a stream and I expect the mosquitoes to breed and multiply once the water level subsides and stagnates in pools over the summer. Nature knows no bounds when it comes to keeping us on our toes! Hope you are feeling better today and I wish you a speedy recovery 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  3. bgbowers says:

    I love this poem and photo on so many levels. Personally, it made me think about how our perspective is sometimes obscured – how we’re unable to see something that’s right in front of us. A metaphorical screen that filters our perspective and alters our reality. Great poem, deftly written, thought-provoking, thumbs up!

    • Thank you so much, Bianca! I am humbled by your kind words and support of my poetry and photos. You are correct in your perception of the poem! Just as Nature occurs in many shapes and hues, no two human perspectives of Nature’s beauty are the same. While artists select from a pre-determined spectrum of colors, they value each shade separately in their own special way. Their vision is a byproduct of circumstance – if painting plein air, their perception is at the whim of where wind and sunlight fall at random, if indoors, their perception may be synthetically manipulated by unnatural elements. It’s all so fascinating to me, this diversity of styles in the same planet.
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  4. kayuk says:

    Very visual and thoughtful.

    • Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment of my poem and grace my blog with your kind and thoughtful words. You have a beautiful blog as well. Keep up the inspired work!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  5. Gallivanta says:

    An interesting perspective!

  6. xwaysseries says:

    great photo and poem..

  7. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    We see light anew through our peculiar poetic prisms, sides and angles oscillating as wavelengths refine and recast resilient rainbows…

    • Thank you, Julianna! You have wonderful and inspiring photographs and quotes on your blog. Keep up the great work! I look forward to following you. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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