Metal and Blues

 

Universal Studios, CA
Universal Studios, Universal City, CA

You know when you are drawn to something over and over, but you don’t know why?

I realized that I take a lot of pictures of nature, especially the sky, framed by structures, but I didn’t know why. Then it hit me. Sky blue is one of my favorite colors so, of course, I look up. I find the contrast of manmade lines and curves against the sky fascinating because patterns form, light shifts and shadows create depth.

Here are a few, the next installment in my Series of Blue.

Grounds for Sculpture, NJ
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Township, New Jersey
New York, New York Casino, Las Vegas, NV
New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
New York, New York Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Big Apple Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Links:

Universal Studios

Grounds For Sculpture

New York-New York Hotel & Casino

Weekly Photo Challenge-Circles

Chandelier and circular staircase at Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, NY
Chandelier and circular staircase at Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, NY

The Weekly Travel Photo Challenge on the blog Where’s My Backpack is Circles. Thanks to Michael Lai, Retireediary (all the way from Hong Kong), for sharing his photos with me. Here are my additions to the challenge.

Waiting to take the elevator up to the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, NY I stood directly under the massive chandelier and circular staircase. I love that it looks like it’s raining crystals.

Hansom Cab, Central Park, NY
Hansom Cab, Central Park, NY

Hansom Cabs in Central Park conjure romance.  The clip-clop of a horse’s hooves reminds us of days gone by.

Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Patterns that contrast manmade materials with nature intrigue me.

Indoor play space, Imagine That, NJ
Indoor play space, Imagine That, NJ

Hon, the bright yellow circular entrance to the tunnel was so inviting I would have followed right behind if I could fit!

"New York Lights", acrylics, 30" x 30.5"
“New York Lights”, acrylics, 30″ x 30.5″

One of my triplets is an extremely talented artist. (Hon, she’s my daughter and this is my blog so I’m allowed to crow.)  She painted this when she attended a summer program at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Art.  I love the vibrant colors and varied texture of her painting. The swirling hair creates movement while balancing the girl’s face.