The first of these photographs was taken about three weeks ago: the second, earlier this week in the same meadow. Most of the flowers have gone; most of the seeds dispersed leaving, to my eyes, a delightful abstract pattern. In just a few weeks this same field will be teeming with buttercups and a few weeks later will be full of flowering grasses, ready to be mown for hay. It is a natural meadow – no artificial fertilizers here – and has belonged to the same family for more than two centuries But now there is a cloud on the horizon and its future is unsure.
Tag Archives: Grass patterns
Dune grasses have provided the subject for a number of my photographs. I enjoy their spiky character and fine lines which contrast with the flexible flowering grasses found in a meadow.
Dune grasses frequently form distinctive, natural patterns that can be lost to the casual viewer. To draw attention to the patterns, in most cases I have removed the background or used a neutral or contrasting colour (as in Dune Grasses).
Removing the background provides an opportunity to create abstract minimalist compositions of fine lines within a defined space.
I hope you enjoy them.