Saturday, 30 November 2013

View from the pool


When Marion and I went to Houston in early November, we stayed at the Hilton for the first time. It was fantastic to be in the same building as the festival. What a revelation! One of the best parts for me was the rooftop pool. As I swam early in the morning and watched the sun come up, turning the sky from black to purple to violet to periwinkle, I knew I had found my subject for this challenge. I got my camera and lay on the pool deck to capture the view. Voila!

11 comments:

  1. Love the rhythm of the chairs, the buildings, and the window frames!

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  2. Clever mix of photography and fabric. I don't like swimming, but I think that i could make an exception for this location!

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  3. Fabulous ... what luck and captured beautifully.

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  4. I really like this piece and great that you captured the very essence of what you wanted, simply and beautifully.. It works so well and looks great. Well done.

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  5. The early morning swim sounds magical. Hope you had the pool to yourself at that hour to be able to savour that atmosphere. Great lines and shapes. Hilary

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  6. The piece sparkles like the photographic, great subject.

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  7. I love how you were able to get the reflection of the buildings in the "glass". These colors worked perfectly for this piece! Was the water warm?

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  8. Brilliant piece, and such a good way to preserve the memory. Must have been a fabulous stay.

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  9. Beautiful subject and setting for this colour. Very effedtive, especially from a distance.

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  10. What a great angle that you used to take the photo! and your embroidery in the water is just enough to show that it is water and that it's not still.

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  11. this piece is so effective despite there being very little contrast in color and no focal point. it works so well - the quilting is fabulous

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