Posts Tagged ‘pattern’

Photo Friday: What a Loon

April 7, 2017

Loons spend the Winter in the bays, and coast line, and move to lakes and rivers for nesting during the Spring.  I caught this one right before it moved out of Casco Bay for its fresh water home.

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Photo Friday: Icy

February 3, 2017

Today’s picture shows the beauty of ice.  Winter can be a wonderful time for photography.

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First Look Photo: Vertical Landscape

December 7, 2016

This is from my photo challenge #5.  In this challenge I was to break the norm of horizontal landscapes, and shoot a vertical landscape instead.

In this shot, I love how all three elements work together to create a pattern of lines running in the same direction.  The foreground is the ducks, the water is the middle ground where there are a few ducks to add tension by breaking the pattern, and the land and the orange sky is the background.

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Photo Friday: Out of Place?

October 7, 2016

If there is one thing I feel I can pride myself in, it’s the ability to see anything that breaks a pattern.  If something doesn’t seem to fit it becomes a subject for my camera, so when I found a fire hydrant located in the middle of the woods I had to get the shot.

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Photo Friday: Heart of the Sun

September 23, 2016

There are  many artists who share their vision of beauty in canvas stone and music.  These forms of art are creative, and can be extremely beautiful, but no piece of art can compare to the beauty nature brings us.

Our job as nature photographers is not to create the art.  It is our job to show others the beauty that most people miss, by training our minds to focus on nature, and to be willing to go where most people would never go.  To make it even simpler, nature photographers have to look at a forest, and bring out the raccoon sitting in a tree.

Today’s photo is not a raccoon.  I saw a sunflower the other day, and while it was very striking, I was more drawn in by pattern in the middle of it, so that is what I brought to this picture.

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Photo Friday: Hiding in plain Sight

June 10, 2016

I took this week’s picture on my way home from work.  It was 6 in the morning, and it was still wet from the rain over night.

As I walked on the path, I noticed something out of place.  A closer inspection revealed it was a toad, whos pattern matched the pavement it was sitting on.  Out of all the shots I took, this one came out the best, so I’m sharing it with you, this morning

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Photo Friday: A Day at the Beach

March 25, 2016

Coming from a land locked state, like Colorado, I didn’t grow up with the opportunity to head to the beach anytime I wanted; so when I moved to Maine in 1998, the first place I headed was to the nearest beach I could find.

Spending the last 17 years within one block of the nearest Beach, I head out there as often as possible, and I never grow tired of the new and various things I find that attract my mind.  This last Tuesday I even saw a loon for the first time in my life.

Here are some of the photographs I took on this trip.

A Life Changing Pattern!!!

July 9, 2012

With the circumstances of my quitting smoking, I started noticing a very interesting pattern.  For those of you who don’t know how I just quit, I can tell you, it was not easy.  I was trying hard for years, and I tried a couple of methods with no success.  I heard of others who tried patches, gums, and other expensive methods, and then ended up smoking more.  On January 1st, at 1:35 in the morning, I was outside having a smoke and once I put it out said “I’m done.”  Since then, I haven’t touched one, or even had the desire for one.

Now, here’s another story that happened to a YouTuber by the name of Shay Carl Butler.  His story doesn’t involve smoking; it does involve weight loss.  From the moment he started his Shaytard channel he had mentioned how much he wanted to lose weight, and he tried several attempts without success.  Then, last year, Shay and some of his friends got together for a weight loss challenge.  His attempt, this time, involved vegetables and exercise and he didn’t stop.  He started at 260, and his current weight is 170.  Not only did he lose all that weight, but he also ran in a couple of marathons, and he continues training.

What do both of these stories have in common?  One, they are both major life changes, and two; it took several attempts before we achieved success.  I once heard someone say that major life changes only happen after a cataclysmic event, or a low point in life; but neither was the case with either one.  The only other common factor in these stories is that they happened at the right time.

This is the pattern I was seeing; life changes will happen at a certain time, regardless of the method; but if this is the case, then why should we try so hard before this point?  The best reason is, we are not given a guide book to tell us when the right time hits.  If we don’t try to change, we may not be in a position to take that opportunity, when it comes.  If we do miss it, there will be other chances, but wouldn’t it be better if you catch it early?

A Matter of Perspective

April 13, 2012

One of the greatest abilities humans have is to see something in a random pattern.  With this picture, I was working in the frozen foods section when I saw what looked like a black and white picture of Casco Bay, complete with rocks, the water, a ship, and an island.  I took the picture, then realized that it wasn’t a picture at all, but a metal plate with frost that had developed in a strange pattern.

Fountain Tree.

April 8, 2012

The one thing I love about nature photography is finding patterns that are, shall we say, unexpected.  A perfect example is this tree that seems to look like a perfect fountain.  It will probably look even better when the leaves come in.