The ‘texture’ of water. The rolling structure and varying colour is what caused me to make this photo of teh churning water below a local dam. I wasn’t sure if i’d use it for a Tuesday Texture submission, by the more I looked at it the more I was compelled to do so.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
It’s a very simple composition, a dead branch next to the trail, some of the bark already shed, revealing yet more texture in the wood below. There’s also a bit of lichen growing on the remaining pieces of bark to add a small splash of colour.
I’m finding myself continually drawn to these forms, they are an interesting testament to the cycle of life in the forest, changing from one form to the next. Now that I have a good macro lens, I’m able to document these forms more effectively and enjoy them even more.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 1/320 sec, f/10.0, ISO 800
“One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” ― Linda Poindexter
This is photo of an ice sheet below a local dam. Because of the nature of the churning water and constant movement, the ice sheet becomes a visual record of the changes in water flow and temperature though its jagged surface. I thought it made for a nice piece of natural abstract art.
As I searched for an appropriate quote to compliment the image, none of the quotes seemed to align well with my feelings about this image. You’d think with the multitude of writings on fractures or brokenness, and there are more than I would have considered, very few focussed in breaking and healing as an ongoing and natural process.
In the case of the ice sheet, if the ice did not flex, break, and refreeze it would stop the waterflow and eventually release explosively as pressure built up below it. But the small cracks, which eventually seal up, prevent this from happening.
Nikon D800 Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 1/500 sec, f/11.0, ISO 200
“Ice contains no future , just the past, sealed away. As if they’re alive, everything in the world is sealed up inside, clear and distinct. Ice can preserve all kinds of things that way- cleanly, clearly. That’s the essence of ice, the role it plays.” ― Haruki Murakami
The image I chose for today was made a few days ago, as I hiked through a local conservation area. I came across a log which was coated with a thick layer of ice. The temperature was just above freezing, which caused a thin film of water to form on the ice. What really interested me was looking at the ice itself and being able to see the individual ice crystals, each a miniature lens to view the wood beneath the ice.
Nikon D800 Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 1/50 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200
Another image of a log, a part of my ongoing wood studies series, the log’s surface stripped bare by the elements, a light patina of moss forming on the smooth surface, as hemlock needles accumulate in a hollow. The blend of texture and colours make it appear, to me, like an abstract painting.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@ 82 mm 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
This is just one of a growing series of studies I have done by photographing trees and logs. There is infinite variation in colour and texture. I’ve walked past this log more times than I can count and nearly always stop to look at it, as it slowly decays. This particular day, the light was just right to showcase the varying textures.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@ 85 mm 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200