Those bloggers who follow me on my flower blog will know that I am very fond of capturing the components in nature – last year I finally bought a camera with interchangeable lenses purely so that I could indulge in a macro lens. One that captures the tiniest details which I have used mainly for flower macros.
So this week’s photo challenge is right up my street. Literally!
(please click on an image to enlarge and see the full extent of the details)
Do you ever really see the characteristics of a rusty item?
Or the way a fragment of fabric gets entangled in barbed wire?
Or how skilfully the craftsman edged his roof? Nature provides the lichens. When you look closely that’s when you notice those little, important, details.
Following on from Paula’s challenge last week which was all about lines, the WP challenge this week is about curves. Curves and lines are important ways in which to compose an image, and draw the viewer in. Curves are also fun to photograph.
A curvaceous entrance in to the walled garden leads you to all sorts of curves
Outside the walled garden is a pathway lined with mounds of neatly clipped yew
and a very curvy bird bath
Taken at Berrington Hall in Herefordshire last October. What curves inspire you?
This is in celebration of Earth Day and the birth of my newest grandson who was born on Mother’s Day in Australia. As our ‘Blue Planet’ comprises of 70% water an image of the Celtic Sea seems appropriate. The cliffs along this part of the Cornish coast are becoming very unstable due to erosion and you certainly won’t get me scrambling down them to a beach.
It is a great place for spotting wild flowers and sea birds along the 250 feet high sheer cliffs and basking sharks have been seen below.
Abstract expressionist value expression over perfection, vitality over finish, fluctuation over repose, the unknown over the known, the veiled over the clear, the individual over society and the inner over the outer.
— William C. Seitz, American artist and Art historian
Taking a close-up of a mundane object – in this case a door with peeling paint – I then played around with a stained-glass effect. Fascinating to see the myriad of tones that emerge from this mainly blue palette.