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.
Tag Archives: natural textures
This photo was taken from the same view point and within minutes of the previous post, Grasses dancing in the sunshine.
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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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.
Taken on a showery April afternoon, the scurrying clouds adding their own reflections to those of the reeds.
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.
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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))