Those are great pictures! I love the sfumato effect in the first pic. And the second is just so cool, I really like the reverse-chiaroscuro effect (dark foreground to light background). If I would like to explain to a deaf person what a fugue is, I'd show him the second picture. I think I'd better go sleep now, it's past my bedtime and my head is swimming with terms I learned long ago in an art class.
Somehow, BottomBracket, I never thought I would take a photograph that would rate huge words that I didn't understand. Think I'll look them up. Thanks, I think. - Tom