Thursday, September 19, 2019

"Cockpit of the 356 (1600S)"...

The Porsche 356 became increasingly popular in the 50's and 60's, and even until today. This photograph I converted into a sketch/drawing through several iterations to represent the simplicity of the design. Hope you enjoy.

Porsche Palooza 2008.
Photo # 81108_KS10406hr_ssl.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, September 16, 2019

"Scaley Patterns"...

An immature Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) sits on the crest of a rock. Notice how it has its toes raised off the rock to keep them cool from the heat of the rock in the sun. I found the juxtaposition of the light, shadows and patterns interesting.

Eastern fence lizards decrease insect and arachnid populations, which can be pest species in some areas. Their prey include a number of invertebrates such as ants, beetles, moths, spiders, grasshoppers, and stink bugs.

Male Eastern Fence lizards have brightly colored underbellies, some with blue. Males often do "push-ups" or head-bobs to attract mates and to warn other males encroaching on their territory. These are usually in 5 second durations.

Within the past 70 years, according to a study published in 2009, eastern fence lizards in parts of their range have adapted to have longer legs and new behaviors to escape the red imported fire ant.

Photo # 81019_KS10151bw. October, 2008.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

"Suspended Simplicity"...

There was a time when man-made structures blended more with our environment. They were part of our environment and often a background in our memories. They were simple, functional, an usually minimally intrusive. Will the next generation be able to say the same?

Bridge near Morrilton, Arkansas. July, 2008
Photo # 8705_KS10118-9cbws.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.