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Beth Chatto Gardens (3)

At the entrance to the gardens stands this splendid old tree.  I’ve no idea what it is but its size is enormous: compare it in scale with the visitors close by.

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Grassy bank

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September 25, 2016 · 8:00 am

Looking across the sheep field

This photo was taken from the same view point and within minutes of the previous post, Grasses dancing in the sunshine.

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Grass textures

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Abstract 175

Many of my seaweed images use dead or dessicated material and the attraction lies in the sketchy patterns formed against a plain background.  However, this image is derived from a photo of wet seaweed on a rock.  The colours, lines, patterns and textures combine to produce a beautiful abstract composition.

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A further taste of garlic

Abstract 158 was taken from a group of still life photos using garlic cloves as the subject.  The pictures below are from the same session.

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Driftwood. Poverty or piety?

It is not uncommon to find ‘interesting’ pieces of driftwood that resemble fantasy creature, such as the ‘Ksarmathaurus’ I posted in April.  The image below is of a piece found on the same beach near Agadir in Morocco.  I am fairly sure that it is what remains of a decaying palm trunk, but whatever it is I was attracted by the rather gentle, downcast figure it seemed to suggest.  It could equally be a devout young lady.

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Reeds, Reflections and Ripples

Taken on a showery April afternoon, the scurrying clouds adding their own reflections to those of the reeds.

Reeds, Reflections and Ripples

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The picture on the wall

At the end of my garden is a dry stone wall.  It is home to a wide variety of lichen that combine to form fascinating, and often quite beautiful, patterns.

The picture on the wall

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Crystal abstract 2

Crystal abstract 2

 See also Crystal abstract

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Crystal abstract

The snow, frost and fog have all gone  –  at least for the time being.  I feel a return to a little colour would be appropriate.

For me, a favourite aspect of photography is exploring the texture and patterns of natural objects  –  pebbles, crystals, seaweed, plants etc  –  and using these elements to create abstract images.  I hope that the viewer will respond instinctively rather than seek a logical or representational interpretation.   (See Just think about it! (2))

Crystal abstract 1

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