Monday, August 21, 2017

The Eclipse and Other Sights

Did you see it? We aren't in an area to get the maximum effect, but Keith was able to capture the partial eclipse today without hurting his eyes.
This photo was taken at 1:15 this afternoon in Fish Creek (Crick to the locals) in Wisconsin's Door County. If you've been reading this blog for long, you know that Keith and I LOVE Door County.

This time, we stopped in Oshkosh to see an art exhibit by Native Americans. That exhibit was good, but we were even more enchanted by an exhibit called Wonderland. I had seen this mentioned on the Internet and had no interest at all. But it turned out to be fascinating.
This is a photo, not a painting!
This is one of 75 images carefully crafted and shot by British photographer Kirsty Mitchell. The exhibit includes films that show how she put these photos together -- and they are just amazing. She created a sort of fairy tale to deal with her grief after her mother died, and ended up with the most successful crowd-sourced photography project ever.

You can see more about Wonderland at her Web site here.  There was a beautiful book for sale at the Paine Art Museum in Oshkosh, but it costs $150. Maybe my public library will buy a copy!
The Paine Art Center in Oshkosh
I am looking forward to enjoying this last week before I have to report to school. We are happily settled into Tuckaway Cottage just north of Ephraim, and the weather forecast is excellent. I hope you are having a lovely week, too.



12 comments:

  1. Yes, I saw the eclipse and it was amazing! I wish it had lasted longer.

    That photo exhibit is intriguing. Thanks for the links.

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  2. What a beautiful house and garden. WOW! Lucky you.

    Hope you have a wonderful school year. We are already in full swing here. The kids started last week.

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  3. That is a great photo of the eclipse. I was too scared to try to take a photo of it. The news really made it sound like the apocalypse. I was convinced I would end up blind!

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  4. Thanks for the photo of the eclipse since I missed it bcuz of weather! The Paine Art Center is an incredible looking place!

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  5. The photo exhibit looks amazing. As does the cottage and surrounding flowers. That's a great photo that Keith got. Enjoy the week - relax! Can't believe it's back to school already!!

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  6. The photo exhibit does indeed look amazing! I can't believe that August is winding down! I just want to put a huge pause on everything!

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  7. Ah Door Co I love and miss you. My SIL live near Egg Harbor. HUgs to you.

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  8. The Paine Art center is lovely looking place! I can't believe that is a photo not a painting!Everything jumps out in it!

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  9. I haven't been to Oshkosh in years, and I certainly haven't been to the Paine Art Center! Going on my must-do list. Great photo by Keith.

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  10. Great photo! We saw it in OR. Enjoy your time in Door County; did you run into Kathyb? It sounds like she's there also.

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