|Tuscan Landscape with eagle and smile|
|Man and Parrot (#34c)|
|Interstate 270 (#34b)|
|Coping in Southern California (#34a)|
The image of the man that I soaked off of the page was kind of dark so I wanted the card to be colorful. However, it was too something or other on the right so I added the colorful parrot, which somehow works for me with the addition of the sheer circle.
This young boy came from an old National Geo. His face was just so solemn and his gaze so direct at the camera. Somehow, pairing him with calmer colors and a piece of pale map worked as a composition without taking away from his powerful image.
I gleaned these images from an old National Geo magazine of a mudslide in Glendora. A lot of my family lives in Southern California so I think about the disasters there. Once I was even there when there was a bad earthquake. To say I was shaken up by it, is to put it mildly.