Shinning Through #6

I played with the sun a little on this morning; playing hide and seek throughout the macro view of the camera lens. This is a whole series dedicated to seeing differently. It felt like a great extension of my current desire to take a look closer at stuff. The bright morning sun gave a little … Continue reading Shinning Through #6

Birdseye View, Or Is It? (#1)

If you can, make this image as big as you can and scroll across it from bottom to the top. It feels like a low flight over parts of the Grand Canyon to me. The rock is bathed in the scorching sun and there are all sorts of tenacious vegetations clinging to the surface. As … Continue reading Birdseye View, Or Is It? (#1)

Andy’s Practice Space

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy's work... I could imagine him wandering around small woods, dragging logs, branches, and trees this way and that, playing with how the natural light shines across the amazing textures, casting incredible shadows across the composition and his imagination. His photos always seem to force the eye to wander on a path. … Continue reading Andy’s Practice Space

A Perspective For Goldsworthy

This past year at school has brought up a lot of images of the work fo Andy Goldsworthy. I originally thought of him as a landscape artist and installation artist. I thought his work was cool, but that was all. As he was discussed more in different classes as an example of how to see … Continue reading A Perspective For Goldsworthy

The Sun Burns Through

I almost didn't post this one. When I was framing it, I felt my retinae burning and wasn't sure if I was capturing the effect I imagined. The effect was that the longer you stare into this sunburst, the wider it seems to be getting. While editing it, my doubts came back again as I … Continue reading The Sun Burns Through

The Rot of Life

Simple beauty is all around us if we only stop a minute to look for it. I almost missed this beech leaf as I was raking up the yard, but something about it caught my eye. It's fragile and sturdy at the same time. It seems to be trying to hold onto its integrity before … Continue reading The Rot of Life

The Forest Floor

Mother Nature paints the best abstracts, in my view. I've been scanning this image, up and down, over and over again... I'm amazed by the shapes of the leaves, how they curl and crumble. I just love all the colours and textures I can see in these subtle tones... They fuel my ceramics as well. … Continue reading The Forest Floor

Chimes Of Corruption

Rust makes the most mundane objects remarkably beautiful. Well, I think so. These tubular windchimes hand and bring us auditory pleasures throughout the summer. I've seldom given them any aesthetic consideration, until this close-up tour of my garden. I'm so glad I got in close to this one. The clapper has a beautiful patina on … Continue reading Chimes Of Corruption

Strange Skull From The Melted Glacier

Someone managed to cart and toss this enormous stump next to a local walking path and no one seems interested in moving it. It's been there for a few years now and I see it every time I walk the path, and every time I stop and ponder it. I don't really know what is … Continue reading Strange Skull From The Melted Glacier

Spirit

I walked around this old weathered root a few times and wasn't sure what I was seeing. I enjoy imagining faces and eyes in all sorts of things, and I'm always fascinated by patterns, but this one just wasn't clear. As I was editing it, I started emphasizing the contrast and definition to pull out … Continue reading Spirit