CURATED PHOTOS | JANUARY 23, 2017 | RUBY FALLS

Balance.

After the last couple of weeks, I am thinking a lot about balance, specifically in an emotional, almost visceral sense.  The forceful calm that overrides panic in an emergency situation.  The way general happiness feels like euphoria after an intense migraine. That weird, prickly rush you get when you are beyond exhaustion.   

So my selections for this week's photostream were selected with these thoughts and feelings echoing through my mind.  I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could make cohesive pairs of all my selections.  I wanted to find some sense of order in the chaos.  

We had so many lovely submissions this week; thank you, as always, for submitting and please keep doing so.

  Next week's stream will be guest curated by our featured artist, Kevin Rosinbum and his theme will be "Peace and Anxiety."  From Kevin:

These are anxious times. These are peaceful moments. Most of us are always seeking one and trying to quell the other. The first can lead to the latter, and vice-versa. In our inner lives, our everyday mundane moments, and across the globe as whole, I feel these two are ever at odds, or maybe just continually balancing each other. I’d like to see images that speak to one or the other, or both, from everyone this week in whatever manner that could mean for you. Even if it’s a bit of helpful anxiety you feel to submit and image, and the peace you’re rewarded with after, that’s perfect.

You may submit your photo here:   

Winter | Leica MP | 50 Cron | Pushed Tri-X | Tony Klimas

Winter | Leica MP | 50 Cron | Pushed Tri-X | Tony Klimas

To Feel Again | Holga | Portra 160VC | Danielle Beck

To Feel Again | Holga | Portra 160VC | Danielle Beck

jolie caveau | 50mm f/1.6 | fuji super x-tra 400 | La Fille Renne

jolie caveau | 50mm f/1.6 | fuji super x-tra 400 | La Fille Renne

illusions and facades | Pentax 645n | Provia 100 | Deborah Candeub

illusions and facades | Pentax 645n | Provia 100 | Deborah Candeub

remembrance of the dead | 6x12 pinhole | Jesús Joglar

remembrance of the dead | 6x12 pinhole | Jesús Joglar

Waterfall, Tasmania | 1936 Contax II RF | Zeiss 50mm Sonnar f1.5 | Kodak Tri-X | Brett Rogers

Waterfall, Tasmania | 1936 Contax II RF | Zeiss 50mm Sonnar f1.5 | Kodak Tri-X | Brett Rogers

Crows On Ice | MiNT SLR 670S | Dave Morgan

Crows On Ice | MiNT SLR 670S | Dave Morgan

Pool of Tranquility | Hasselblad 500 ELM | Velvia 50 | Roger Harrison

Pool of Tranquility | Hasselblad 500 ELM | Velvia 50 | Roger Harrison

Somewhere only we know | Gakkenflex clone | Provia X-Pro | Lucy Wainwright, 

Somewhere only we know | Gakkenflex clone | Provia X-Pro | Lucy Wainwright, 

Fingertips | Reality So Subtle 4x5 | Fomapan 100 | Nils Karlson

Fingertips | Reality So Subtle 4x5 | Fomapan 100 | Nils Karlson

Prom Night 1950 | Kodachrome 64 | Contax AX | Kelly-Shane Fuller

Prom Night 1950 | Kodachrome 64 | Contax AX | Kelly-Shane Fuller

Moroccan Teapot | Speed Graphic | 135mm | Delta 100 | Howard Sandler

Moroccan Teapot | Speed Graphic | 135mm | Delta 100 | Howard Sandler

Bollard | Leica M6 | Zeiss 35-2.6 | Kodak Ektar pushed 2 stops | Robert Law

Bollard | Leica M6 | Zeiss 35-2.6 | Kodak Ektar pushed 2 stops | Robert Law

morning mist | Chris Ullrich

morning mist | Chris Ullrich

sea changes she changes | Kiev 4m Helios 103 | Velvia 100f | Kevin Rosinbum

sea changes she changes | Kiev 4m Helios 103 | Velvia 100f | Kevin Rosinbum

Power | Pentax67ii | Fuji NPS 160 (expired 2005) | Mark Hillyer

Power | Pentax67ii | Fuji NPS 160 (expired 2005) | Mark Hillyer

At Dumulmeori | Leica M5 | Cinestill 800 Greg Williamson

At Dumulmeori | Leica M5 | Cinestill 800 Greg Williamson

wasteland | Pentax 645N | SMCPentax FA 645-75mm F2.8 | Kodak T-Max 100 | Michael Fauscette

wasteland | Pentax 645N | SMCPentax FA 645-75mm F2.8 | Kodak T-Max 100 | Michael Fauscette

Sugar | CanonTL | Kodak Ektar 100 | Jennifer Battis

Sugar | CanonTL | Kodak Ektar 100 | Jennifer Battis

Izzie and Wren 2 | Olympus Infinity Stylus | Arista EDU Ultra 400 | Adrian Douglas Gilliam

Izzie and Wren 2 | Olympus Infinity Stylus | Arista EDU Ultra 400 | Adrian Douglas Gilliam