Posts Tagged ‘tree’

Photo Friday: A Quiet Place to Sit

May 26, 2017

This scene struck me as peaceful.

Nice Place to Sit

First Look Photo: Snail’s Pace

May 24, 2017

The rain can bring out some beautiful morning creatures, like this snail.  They’re small, and hard to see when you’re not looking for them, but they make great subjects.

Slow Going

First Look Photo: Different Kind of Paper

April 26, 2017

Today’s picture is of paper tree bark.  The importance of this bark is it used to be used as paper to write on; of course this was before they had paper mills.

Paper Birch

First Look Photo: Another Angle

April 12, 2017

The Portland Headlight is the most photographed in the world.  The challenge of the headlight is to take a different shot.  This week I went to Fort Williams before the sun rise.  I found this view with a tree that I found pleasant.

PHL with Tree

First Look Photo: Resting Hawk

February 1, 2017

Today’s photo is of a red tailed hawk I see every morning on the path home.  I figure it is just waking up when I get out of work, and it flew off right after I got this shot.

resting-hawk

First Look Photo: Contrast of Fall

November 16, 2016

Every year nature puts on a show, with the leaves changing color.  Many of the tourists of Summer will stick around just to watch the leaves change in Fall.  It’s also the time for photographers to get amazing landscapes.  I personally love the contrasts the leaf change brings out.

Today’s picture is one of those “contrast” pictures.  I love how the brightly colored leaves are in direct opposition to the colorless texture of the fallen tree trunk.  I feel this contrast adds drama to an uneventful picture of a tree trunk.

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Photo Friday: A Touch of Color

October 21, 2016

Overall, this year’s color changing season has been anticlimactic, but individual trees have had brilliant changes.  In today’s shot, I wanted to show the texture of the tree, and fence, with a little of that brilliant fall color.

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Photo Friday: This Bud’s for You

April 29, 2016

I think it goes without saying, I love this time of year.  Baby animals are born, flowers make the world live with color, and trees burst with leaves.  Of course, before the leaves fully form, they have to bud first, and that is a process that can be beautiful, and worth capturing.

Today’s photo is a tree bud that I found particularly beautiful.

Budding

Photo Friday: Welcome to my Church

April 1, 2016

Through the years, one question that pops up, occasionally, is “If you’re a Christian, why don’t you go to church?” My answer to that is pretty simple.  Every time I walk out my front door, into nature, I’m in my church.

No stained glass window, or cathederal, no matter how elaborate, can come close to the beauty of nature.  I don’t worship nature, but I do appreciate the creation of it, and that is what I want to share with my photography.

I hope you enjoy today’s sample.

Hairy Woodpecker

Photo Friday: Adding Drama with Clouds

May 1, 2015

Today’s picture is devoted to clouds.  Clouds can add drama, mood, and can help lead your eyes in a certain direction.  It can make an ordinary picture unique, and no matter how many times you take the same subject, you will never get the same picture thanks to clouds.  So, if you’re the type who waits for a sunny day to take out the camera, don’t.  You’ll get more interesting shots if you just include clouds.

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