Textures, colores, curves, and shapes. The details of imagery. Like a turtle shell, bright and standing out from the dark background surrounding it. Details in nature are so intriguing to me. The only way to really discover it is to stand quietly for a moment. Listen, then slowly scan the area. Study the environment. Use the microscope and zero in. Maybe a color, maybe a texture, maybe just a very slight movement.
Sunlight is never the same. It glimmers through the trees in the mist in this photograph, giving it a somewhat abstract dimension, in a black and white of shadows and trees and mornng sunlight. One of those times when I enjoy playing with aperature and speed and see what develops.
Fallen leaves in Oregon. We miss so much if we don’t look around, up and down, see the shapes, the curves, the possibility of colors.
Shapes and angles and curves again. Magnified droplets caught on a web. I got a pretty awesome series of these images. A little of the abstract aspects in nature.
Another “Poe” moment with this blackbird. Had to play with the abstract with him screeching at everybody walking along the jetty in Florida. He perched there, squawking away.
March. Blustery, perfect weather for kite-flying at the beach. I found this kite to be particularly fun to watch as it dipped and swayed, agaist a perfect, clear blue sky. Looked like a beautiful bird.
Always take a lot of photos of peacocks when in Florida. Make this one into an abstract. Such exotic colors. Photography is not a cut and dried kind of thing. But it’s like writing. Research first, know the rules, understand the basics and the equipment, then break or bend them for present the story you want to tell, whether it comes to writing or photographing, or whatever the medium may be.
I love taking pictures of leaves, just saying. Especially what I call “ghost leaves.” I love the transparency and the delicacy. And the colors, I do love the colors.
Do you look for the oddities, the shapes of a different way to view the world? Nature provides us our own telescope to narrow our view. Trees as seen through the opening of a fallen giant Western Red Cedar. Would you have thought to look?
Colors all around us. It’s all in the details – lines, colors, texture. And in the fall there’s more depth of color than ever.