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.
This ‘abstract’ image is derived from Nature’s random distribution of organic remnants as the tide has receded. I find considerable aesthetic pleasure in the balanced pattern of shapes, lines, colours and textures. [It made me wonder what inspired the paintings of Joan Miro?!] See also Abstract 177
For many generations fishing for crab and lobster has been the way of life for the fishermen of North Norfolk. The boats are small and – in places like Cromer, Sheringham and Cley next the Sea – are mostly moored on the beach rather than in a harbour. Often the beaches comprise extensive banks of shingle (to prevent coastal erosion). Each boat has its own tractor and, in some cases, is towed to and from the sea on a cradle.
The previous post, (see Autumn leaves), captured something of the colour palette of Autumn. But the individual leaves deserve closer attention for their patterns and textures, as the following examples show:
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Recent strong gusts of wind have accelerated the fall of leaves. The pattern below has been created from images of fallen leaves photographed in the garden this morning.
For me this is an entirely abstract image – that is, it is not dependent on any narrative interpretation. I just enjoy the manner in which the sinuous lines invade the white canvas, explore the space and, incidentally, create interesting shapes and patterns.
From childhood I have envied the ability of the seagull to glide effortlessly over coves, or just below the lip of a steep cliff, viewing the scene at the water’s edge. This picture captures something of my dream.
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I like this image …. a lot! I like its free flowing lines of different weight and thickness, the variety of textures, and the interconnectedness of random shapes. The (almost) complete absence of colour encourages my eyes to explore the movements and rhythms within the image.
I’ve not attempted to suggest a narrative title – I just enjoy the piece on its own terms.
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These pictures were taken on a brief visit to Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast. From the quay daily excursions visit Blakeney Point, a natural habitat for seals and birds.