Thursday, April 16, 2015


Main Entry: dip·tych
Pronunciation: \?dip-(?)tik\
Etymology: Late Latin diptycha, plural, from Greek, from neuter plural of diptychos folded in two, from di- + ptych? fold
Date: 1622
1 : a 2-leaved hinged tablet folding together to protect writing on its waxed surfaces
2 : a picture or series of pictures (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets
3 : a work made up of two matching parts
"Diptychs and triptychs are a brilliant tool for photographic storytelling. They present two or three images which can be from the same session or they can be polar opposites to show opposition or contrasting ideas."

I have so many photos from last weekend, and it occurred to me to present some of them as diptychs. Of course, I have since been carried away with the notion, So here are a few with a nearer and farther theme. You have seen some of the single photos in the previous post.

Me and Brian (on my left) enjoying a warm, spring day.
Curious Northern River Otter.
Brian lining up shots at Robinson Lake.
Lower Faraday Community Centre: somewhat lacking a supportive community
A Rickety Shed


TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the new word (well, i've heard it before, but i'll try to remember it this time.) :)

LOVE the 3rd set. really wonderful.

Linda Kay said...

My favorites are the old buildings. The color and perspective is fabulous!

ADRIAN said...

They do work well.

troutbirder said...

I like the opposite concept. Yin and Yang you might also say...:)

Ginnie said...

I recommend that you put a book together, AC, with your ideas for how to show photos at their best.
In this group I love the last one with the door latch.

Jinksy said...

I think I know exactly how that rickety shed feels! LOL. The 'Figure Crouching' photo looks like an old Dutch master painting - so atmospheric. You do have an eye for such shots...

Mara said...

Oh, the golden set is beautiful. I can just make up all kinds of stories about that one.

And the first set (of yours truly) is great as well. Good thing you said who was who though: you looked quite similar.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very neat idea. I like them all but especially like the diptych of Brain at Robinson Lake.

Pearl said...

ooh, particularly like the 3.