Art Roundup, week of February 12th

As my series of sunset photographs taken from behind my home comes to a close, I’m turning to another series of photographs, though this one comes from August 6th, 2011. While I don’t fully remember how I ended up at an aquarium with the opportunity to watch a collection of fish explore their artificial home. I wish my memory of the trip was crystal clear, but unfortunately all I have to lean on is the upcoming series of history. I hope you enjoy the trip through an underwater world.If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

On the evening of January 16th 2024, I was poking my head out of my kitchen door to call my dogs inside, when I saw the sun drifting under the horizon. Typically, I miss both sunrise and sunset, so this was a magical moment, but somehow I lucked into walking out to see a collection of vivid colors bleeding through the snow capped trees. The rich oranges and the luxurious reds cut through the clouds, creating a magnificent backdrop.

Immediately, I dropped what I was doing and raced to grab my camera. With the Nikon body in hand, I pulled out my default lens and assembled my workhorse camera. In my hurry to capture the fleeting moment, I forgot about my latest tool, so I didn’t capture the GPS coordinates for these photos. However, I was rewarded with a collection of beautiful photos, highlighting the nature’s innate beauty.

Snowcapped Sunset 009

Snowcapped Sunset 010

Snowcapped Sunset 011

As I was thumbing through my vast collection of mobile uploads, I stumbled upon a series of pictures that appear to come from an aquarium on August 6th in 2011. At first glance, I thought these images were taken from inside the Baltimore Aquarium, though upon further examination, I discovered I took these pictures at the American Museum of Natural History, specifically the Hall of Ocean Life exhibit according to the embedded GPS coordinates. While I don’t remember the trip, I enjoyed studying these images.

In this snapshot of aquatic life, a collection of fish of various sizes, are exploring their sprawling home filled with coral reefs of various sizes, shapes and colors. While there are plenty of fish in plain sight here, look at all the places where smaller creatures can dart into seeking refuge.