The title, I feel, requires no exploration or elaboration!
Monthly Archives: November 2012
The first picture below was taken at the same time as the other ‘seaweed doodles’ I have posted previously.
The picture is mildly interesting at best, but I had spent quite some time in removing the background clutter and I had hoped for better. I played around further, rotating the images and, by just adding a little colour, created the wild dancers/revellers of the second picture.
For lovers of colour and texture in the garden there are few more rewarding shrubs than the cotinus. Throughout the summer and early autumn it bears foliage that is first a deep purply red, becoming redder later. As autumn progresses skeletal patterns appear (as can be seen in the first picture below) then, gradually, the rich colour drains, leaving behind a myriad of delightful pastel shades.
These two photos are from the same shrub and were taken a few days ago, within a minute of each other. The first is of the top growth, exposed to the sun.
The second is from the lower shaded branches. Unless there is a severe frost the upper growth too will adopt a similar colour range during the coming weeks.
The source for this abstract was the Barbed Wire post https://lagill6.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/barbed-wire/
The photographer Elliott Erwitt wrote, ‘Photography has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.’ It is an observation that can be appropriately applied to the images below.
There is a length of barbed wire – perhaps four metres – topping the fence that links my garden fence to the neighbouring farm gate post. Its original purpose is no longer relevant — the animals have been moved elsewhere. I have great difficulty in seeing the wire now as an expression of aggressive intent. I am attracted by the twisting of the strands, by the sculpted shapes of the barbed knots and by the possibilities of using these elements to create patterns.