Friday, November 11, 2011

Affordable, Contemporary Art + Have an Arty Weekend!

I'm excited to say that I'm linking to a brilliant photographer today and I'll be sharing gorgeous fine art photos and artwork gifts.
Mark Highton Ridley is a highly skilled and creative photographer.
He has had work published in Photo magazines, and the BBC has frequently shown his work as well.
His quirky style and aspects of capturing things around has always drawn me to him.
I love the way he can take ordinary scenes and make them extraordinary; he has the ability and skill to apply new perspective to standard images. In other words he manages to add something new to the Contemporary Fine Art Photography.
I have always admired his dedication and passion for his work.
His photos sometimes incorporate a deep insight, and are many
potentially expressive shots. He's mainly a  Black &White photographer , but his photography approach go artistically further than that.

Here's a well-rounded set of pieces that would make any house feel happy.
Formally he's revealing his interest in colour HDR and tone-mapping techniques.






Parthenon Marble In Green.

Here's a an inspiring shot from his last trip to Athens, Greece in April 2010.
I loved his idea of making this in artefact; What I love about this picture is the fact that he gave this shot a treatment that would be dramatically extraordinary. It surely looks like it's made of glass. Don't you think?

Twisting it to a whole different perspective can be amazing!

Who says photography is limited to what a standard frame one can see.



Much of his work and other artwork is available as posters and canvas prints.
You can find gorgeous fine art photos for less than a Gant shirt. You can also find beautiful postcards, t-shirts, plates, mugs and other gifts. Along with his B&W photography, his gallery contains a large handful of HDR tone mapped images.
Visit his Zazzle store here and have a look at his full gallery for more.
If your house and friends are craving affordable fine art photos and artwork gifts I would recommend it 1,000 times over.
This is the fine art photography that I would recommend to anyone who wants their home to feel pretty, especially if you love a fine art work that is affordable. It would be a great investment and also just so nice to hang around the house as frames.

What a terrific idea for holiday cards and gifts this year as well! :)

Some art is worthwhile because is too beautiful!

My darlings, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

(Photos via  Highton-Ridley~Fine Art Photography)

95 comments:

Crissi said...

WOW, super photos!!!!!!!!
Hug Crissi

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Spectacular photography.

ritsa said...

wow!! Stunning photography!
Thanks for sharing it;o)

michael said...

Beautiful collection.

Great post!

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Yes, he does very nice work.

Kindest regards and happy weekend,
Mike

Sandra said...

absolutely stunning photos, all of them. HDR makes things just jump out of the photo.

Bob Bushell said...

They are fantastic pictures,everyone of them.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful work! i admired each one, but that first horse photo took my breath away!

İlhami Uyar said...

very nice sharing,perfect landscapes,regards

imac said...

Great work my friend.
I have 2 of Marks B/W framed photos on my bedroom wall.
He certainly has helped me lots to improve my photography.

Ángel said...

Es una selección a cual mejor, amplia temática y excelente material
Para disfrutarlas un rato
Un abrazo

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

You are lucky about the friendship with this famous fotographer!Perfect combination and expression of feelings!

Janie said...

Because I love horses, it caught my eye & the flower with the light. I visited your blog today, and love your photographs, each with exact intent.

Diane AZ said...

Oh, so beautiful, each one! The blustery autumn leaves is my fave. :)

Gaelyn said...

Nice stuff. Unfortunately I don't even have wall space to hang any of my own photos or art. RVs are very limited on wall space.

Pastor Dennis said...

The horse is feathered and could possibly fly, a wooden fence is all that stands beween us and the sun, stone maidens sway gently over Athens. Beautiful pictures.

Lynn said...

Wonderful. I do love black and white photography, too.

Cloudia said...

they ARE lovely!



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Filip Demuinck said...

Nice black and white, love the horse.

Greetings,
Filip

Bitch said...

Wow.. visiting his blog is a journey
itself!!

Hugs my dear Betty!!!

Vito Coppola said...

Foto molto suggestive...

Pat said...

What stunning work! Makes me want to strive to be a better photographer! I'm off to visit his site! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia K said...

He is indeed a superb photographer! Terrific post for the day, Betty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Shel said...

Amazing photography!! Love all of these! stunning.

Denise said...

Very enjoyable post and those photos are absolutely amazing, so beautiful!

Leovi said...

Undoubtedly Highton Ridley is a great photographer, I really like your photos, a series with high quality art. I wish you a happy weekend.

Ms. A said...

They're all wonderful, however, the pony speaks to me... loudly!

Have a beautiful weekend!

lisa said...

These are absolutely gorgeous photographs Betty. what a talented artist.
Thank you for sharing this here.
Have a great weekend!!

Kelly said...

His work is stunning! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.

You have a good weekend, too!

Chatty Crone said...

Your photographs are awesome. sandie

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Great link ! thanks !

Red Nomad OZ said...

Thank you for posting these MARVELLOUS works, even though they make me feel totally inadequate as a photographer ...!!

So sorry to read about your recent loss - I'm just catching up with a few blogs I haven't visited for awhile, and saw the story. I hope things are improving for you now, little by little.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend - the photos you've posted make your heart sing, don't they?

Doreen Cross said...

A fabulous collection. I have been following Mark for a few years now. His work is incredible.
Thanks for sharing, reminding us just how brilliant his work is.

Rick said...

Thank you for introducing Mark to us - his work is truly very creative and beautiful ! I especially like his colour HDR work.

Have a great weekend Betty.

Randy said...

I love horse photographs and the first shot you posted is so breathtaking.

ladyfi said...

Wow - Mark is a super talented photographer and artist. I love the way even his black and white photos are luminous!

Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for all your kind words!

eden said...

Nice post. Love all your photos.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful photography-loved it!
Thanks for sharing.
Erin

Georgia said...

Gorgeous collection! All the photos are very well clicked.

Have a great weekend!

diane b said...

Photographic art at its best.

BlueShell said...

Oh, my...inspiring, gorgeous photos, I say!

Have a nice weekend, dear friend.

I'm going to tell you something: i comment in several, american and english blogs...but I get no ffed-back...
Only you, Sandra, Eileen, Dennis....and one or two persons ore)talk to me...
So, when You visit me I Enjoy it so much...perhaps is because of my terrible english....

HUGS

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the horse photograph. Awesome. Thank you for sharing Betty. :)

septembermom said...

Powerfully captivating photos! Thanks for sharing Betty!

Thanks so much for your kindness and prayers. They mean so much to me :) Have a wonderful weekend! Kelly

Nevine said...

Beautiful work! Not only do you take amazing photos... you also have amazing taste in photos! I love black & white photography, but the contrast... and the subjects... in these photos are simply amazing!

I wish you a beautiful weekend filled with smiles, my dear!

Nevine

Amin said...

Hello! Thank You very much for sharing...

FrancescPhoto said...

Great work!! Magnific shots!!

Salut, Francesc

moni sertel said...

Dear Betty,
thanks for sharing this amazing photos! They are so beautiful, that's art, really!!!
Have a nice weekend, my friend.
moni

Milton said...

Obrigado pelo retorno!
Seu blog é maravilhoso.
Kiss.
Milton!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

tex, ms a, that horse photo is one of my favourites, too!

I've seen a lot of horse photos, but this one may be the most beautiful one I've ever seen, so far.

so dramatically powerful! :)

George said...

These photographs are absolutely marvelous. I really like his night shot of the city, but the Parthenon is fantastic as well. Thanks for the introduction and the link.

Magia da Inês said...

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Imagens muito lindas.
Bom fim de semana!
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beth said...

wow....he's fantastic !!

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Beautiful photos.

They are really beautiful!

Thanks

Visioplanet said...

Lovely photos!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking pictures!
His work is really, really, really great.

Thank you.

SandyCarlson said...

Profound photos!

Carletta said...

Wow! His eyes see much!
I like the horse shot too - a magical quality.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful talent with us.

Dual said...

Che sia una domenica come tu vuoi.. con un sorriso Nice photo !!
Gio'
http://remenberphoto.blogspot.com/

Mo said...

Superb images

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

So pretty!

alexkeller said...

I personally love the black and white photos - thanks for the intro!

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....Petty Witter said...

Loving these and especially the last one. Hoping your having a great week-end Betty. x

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

his hdr work is very appealing to me, too. i love the fantastic contrasting lighting and palette of colours and tones he usually uses as well :)

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Leovi said...

Wonderful, I never tire of seeing these exquisite photos.

Fer said...

Una entrada preciosa con excelentes fotos, sobre todo la primera es de libro, saludos...

Shannon said...

Breathtaking!

KikiMo said...

spectacular photos!

Ryan said...

Truly an amazingly talented guy.

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Nikita Banerjee said...

Wow Betty! Thank you for sharing these :) Love the Horse picture.

Marty said...

wonderful images! the horse is really amazing !
wish you a great week

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Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente trabalho....
Cumprimentos

Kristin said...

That horse image is insanely gorgeous!

Craver Vii said...

These images are impressive. Thanks for the link to his blog. I already have an idea that I'd like to try from what I've seen here.

Mark Highton Ridley said...

Thank you so much to Betty for honouring me with this feature post. I feel overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments you fine followers here have made about my work.

If you were one, my heartfelt thanks goes out to you as well - I'm glad I was able to bring some more beauty into your life.
~~ Highton Ridley (Mark)

SquirrelQueen said...

He does amazing work, I am a frequent visitor to his blog.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend Betty.

Carrie said...

Amazing photography! WOW.

:)
Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

alp said...

Fotos muy chulas..un abrazo desde Murcia..seguimos...

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

a big thank you to all of your for your wonderful comments and feedback!
much appreciated! xx

Pat Tillett said...

Amazing photography! Very creative...

Jesús said...

Excelentes trabajos fotograficos, todo un experto en el manejo de la camara.

Saludos.

Farila said...

I am speechless... those pics are stunning!

ANRAFERA said...

Me gustan mucho estas fotografías en B/N.
Excelentes.
Saludos cordiales Betty.
Ramón

NatureFootstep said...

I aagree, it is great artwork

Lesa said...

Oh yes, extraordinary! Returning a visit from Camera Critters and I love that horse. Wow!

ioan moldovan said...

Absolut superbe. Felicitari din toata inima!
Multe salutari!

Erin said...

LOVE THESE! =}

Rizalenio said...

Can't stop saying WOWs looking at these photos. Work of a genius! :)

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Tom said...

Wow.. visiting his blog is a journey itself!! Hugs my dear Betty!!!

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