Tag: summer

variations on a summer leaf

I have been working for several days with this single leaf that I found. It’s the middle of summer, hot and dry, and the trees are starting to…

abstracts of a calla lily

Last year, my kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created a series of photograph to make their present last…

Airfoil by Daniel Sroka

Airfoil – an abstraction of a shell

We found this broken shell on the beach during the last week of summer vacation. It’s not a “pretty” shell, by any definition, but it does have a…

an abstract of a calla lily

My kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created this photograph to make their present last a little longer. This…

Inward by Daniel Sroka www.danielsroka.com

Inward – an abstraction of a shell

The spiral is a powerful symbol in art. It creates a feeling of motion that draws you in, focuses your attention, and calms your mind. In this photograph,…

Two perspectives on a shell

Sometimes, one subject can reveal two completely different personalities, depending on how you interact with it. These two photographs are of the same shell. But one is bold…

3 variations on a shell

I must be getting tired of winter, because once again I find myself photographing shells my family collected last summer in Cape May, New Jersey. These three photographs…

Windstorm ©Daniel Sroka

Windstorm – an abstract of a leaf

This photograph was one of those that quietly surprised me. When I first created it, I didn’t think much of it. But then, it grew on me. Something…

Morning Light - abstract of a maple leaf ©2012 Daniel Sroka

morning light – an abstract of a leaf

While one side of this maple leaf dried to a neutral color, the other side retained its yellows and greens which glowed brightly when hit by the light….

Chalice - an abstract of a summer leaf ©Daniel Sroka

chalice – an abstract of a fallen summer leaf

This photograph is of another leaf that fallen and dried from this hot, hot season. This is one of my more introspective photographs, a little quieter and contemplative….

Umbrella - an abstract of a fallen leaf ©Daniel Sroka

umbrella – an abstract of a fallen leaf

This has been a very dry summer, with weeks of intense baking heat and no significant rainfall. Everything has a tinge of brown, and even the grass in…