What’s Back There?

I really had fun with this one, because I just couldn't catch what was hiding in the dark. It's in there and looking out from the mid-left side, under all the twigs. The eye is barely visible. When I realized it might be frightened, I pulled away to leave it be. When I was editing … Continue reading What’s Back There?

Well Preserved

The frost had just melted and left us with some colour preserved in these dying leaves. It's a wonder if they know they are dead yet. I adore these tones and hues of greens and browns. I feel that If I could stare at them long enough I might be able to emulate them in … Continue reading Well Preserved

War Photo or Something Closer In Time

I actually forgot the story that inspired the title, but it reminds me of the clifts of Normandy beach or some similar WWII scene I saw in a movie. The resistance is hiding somewhere in the forest waiting for the surviving soldiers that made it off the beach. The air is foggy with gunsmoke and … Continue reading War Photo or Something Closer In Time

Walking The Line

Is there such a thing as minimalist photography? Well, if there is, I'm not sure if this would qualify; the landscape that is the surface of this field rock seems to be rich with colours, textures, and the signs of life gone by. It goes way beyond grayscale, it shows yellows, pinks, greens, and blues … Continue reading Walking The Line

Waiting to Rot

Another macro shot was taken in early Spring. Taken well before the Spring cleaning that tidied up the yard and helped me transform it into a more purposeful zen garden. The dry leaves and other detritus left behind by the previous season leave us with shapes, tones, and textures. I felt I had to go … Continue reading Waiting to Rot

Used And Rotted

I reclaimed an old wooden ladder from a neighbour's trash and had lofty plans to convert it into some shabby-chic treasure. It sat outside baking in the sun last summer and under the snow all this past winter. Amazingly, most of the paint and dirt remained on it through all that. I gave it a … Continue reading Used And Rotted

Uncertainties

Debris and rot in progress. These leave much to the imagination. I blurred the image and saw water with my mind's eye. Something like the Renaissance paintings of Ophelia drowning in her stream. There are all sorts of strange things going on in this shot that I can't explain; the most obvious is the burst … Continue reading Uncertainties

Traces At Sunset

In preparation for my zen garden... before any rock or plants were laid in, I put down some earth that I'd been reclaiming on the side of my house for the last two years. It was a mix of topsoil, clay, compost, and sod-soil. It came out dry and granulated. I raked it over roughly … Continue reading Traces At Sunset

The Trees Have Ears

Perhaps this is a little obvious as a title. I saw the title the moment I saw the mushrooms growing on this tree trunk. I must have said the title out loud while taking the shot because, by the time I was returning past this stump a few hours later, most of them had mysteriously … Continue reading The Trees Have Ears

The Root & Foot of the Issue

I'm starting to wonder if I'm obsessed with tree trunks and why that might be? Sure, I love everything Wabi-Sabi: the colours, subtle tones, textures, naturally occurring patterns... all making the work unique and impossible to reproduce (easily). But, why all these gnarly stumps? There was a time that I thought I was looking for … Continue reading The Root & Foot of the Issue