Art in Nature

It all depends on how one looks at natural scenes but when composed in certain ways in a camera’s viewfinder and then digitally altered afterwards using software such as Adobe Lightroom, it’s possible to create interesting abstract results showing colors different from the original. Not what we saw perhaps, but how we imagine it might be. Here are two examples. First, a yellow rendition of a young green Cone flower and second, wet white pavement reflecting nearby green vegetation on a rainy morning.

Dew on a Spiderweb

For the past several years I’ve begun my day by making at least one photo before I brew my coffee. A few days ago I walked outside to retrieve the morning newspaper in our street-side mailbox, with camera in hand in case I spotted an interesting composition. Area limited as it was. This photo was the result. I used manual focus, hand-held, to make sure the spiderweb and dew droplets were clearly visible.