Today’s image was actually planned with a different purpose in mind – as part of a dune grass sequence – but the more closely I looked at it the more appropriate it seemed for tonight!!
In the flower border the last surviving hydrangea flower head blooms defiantly as its leaves acknowledge the rapid approach of mid-autumn.
A few feet away, in the fish pond, a solitary leaf drifts in limbo just beneath the surface, uncertain where to go, whether to sink or whether to float.
In general, I am reasonably pleased with this image. It conveys the sense of movement I hoped to capture and the pattern sits quite well as a composition. But colour or black and white? I’m still undecided.
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A different interpretation of the original photograph used for Allium Christophii! (Click Allium Christophii)
The pinky-blue flowers of the Allium Christophii have long since gone, but the large seedheads (each 9-10 inches in diameter) enter a new phase of beauty.
The granite rocks and outcrops on the Isles of Scilly have sculpted many fantasy creatures: such as
a prototype seal
and a truncated elephant!
These two ‘abstract’ patterns are derived from photos of seaweed attached to a breakwater and exposed only at low water. I was attracted by the variety of shapes, colours and textures.