Hey, all! I finally found both the time and energy to process some photos from my new camera. I went on a little outing last weekend, looking for interesting places and things to photograph. I remembered that there are several wooded areas near my home where the woods and a stream are literally steps away from the edge of the road. The real challenge was finding a place to pull over, so I could get some nature shots.
Something else I learned from my outing: not all “nature” shots are worthy of actually printing. I mean, most of the photos I shot are lovely and green, but there is simply TOO MUCH in almost all of them. Branches and leaves and grass and ferns going every which way. It’s very difficult to sort out the most important elements in these photos, so most of them will likely go into my “general photos” folder, and stay there as long as the backup works.
A few, though, caught my attention. Like this one:
Ever wondered why some streams seem to chuckle or giggle? This is why!
And if you look closely, on the far right is a rock that looks like a Conehead. See it? (Hint: if you don’t see it, click on the image, and you’ll get a larger version. His forehead is sticking out of the water.)
And I love how Nature is attempting to reclaim this place:
Even the little “garden” between the bridge and building is overgrown with tall plants. I suspect there was once a little pond in that space. (And in case you’re interested, this property is for sale!)
And this one intrigued me:
Do you see it? Look closely. There appears to be a tiny little someone peeking out through a little window in this tree. S/He seems to be wearing a little green crown of some sort as s/he watches me through the window. And I love the miniature “garden” growing on the left side of the tree, just below the window.
Here is one that took some trial-and-error:
I managed to get the background to blur, and focus on the branch with the vine wrapped around it. Not sure it was completely successful, but I like it.
This little guy seems sad:
It seemed to me that his tears have stained the tree.
I was amazed to find this vine twisted around this tree:
I mean, how did those vines wrap around each other like that, and then go back in opposite directions? And how about those smaller vines near the top of the photo, that almost look like barbed wire? Fascinating….
I love this duo:
Here’s what I imagine the story to be:
Leaning Tree: What have you been up to?
Wide-Eyed Tree: Oh, nothing.
Leaning Tree: I know that look. You’ve been up to something…
Wide-Eyed Tree: Who, me? No, it wasn’t me. I wasn’t even there! *whistling innocently*
Well, that’s about it for today. Soon, I’ll have photos of my improving studio space!