Picture This: Cool, Calm, Comely

Bee photographers are kept pretty busy collecting news images for our print and online readers. Their assignments cover a broad range of subjects, from sports to music, plays to police action, fires to water fun and much, much more. News photography is all about capturing life in an instant. But art photography -- now that's a picture framed much differently. From time to time, I like to challenge Bee photographers to use their imagination, to think outside the box. When they do, the ordinary can become extraordinary; some will say even works of art. Does today's "Picture This" feature qualify? You be the judge.

-- Vern Williams, director of photography