Fluidity

I am constantly amazed by the wonderful fluid and organic shapes nature creates.  When wind and movable particles work together, the results can be absolutely stunning.  Whether walking along a road, a beach or an open field, I feel as though I am walking through the world’s largest art gallery.  Come spring, the exhibition closes and we wait till the following winter to see a whole new exhibit of wonders provided free of charge to the viewer.

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When nature provides, I’m not going to say no.

Fragile Moments

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Spotting the simple aspects of nature requires a keen sense of awareness in the moment. I discovered this fragile bit of ice close to melting away on a warm, early spring afternoon.  Shortly after taking the shot, I broke through the ice on Lake Superior.  Lucky for me I was close to shore and the water was shallow.  In the moment, my first concern was for my camera, which I was able to keep safe and set on a rock as I extricated myself from the ice.

Canon EOS 7D, ISO 100, 60mm, f/7.1, 1/1600 sec

The Shape of Snow, Last One…Maybe!

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Who knows if I’ll catch sight of another set of snowdrifts as I drive along a road in an open area prone to drifting?  But, I suppose if that happens, and I have a camera, I’ll stop the car and spend time searching for the right combination of light and shadow inherent in snowdrifts everywhere.

Sony RX100 Mk5, ISO 100, 8.8mm, f/2.2, 1/1000 sec.

Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 032 Film Noir 3, Kodak Tri-X 400TX Pro

The Shape of Snow, Pt. 4

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The other aspect of snowdrifts is the opportunity to explore light and shadow.  The shape of the snow as the wind sculpts the form creates soft curves that shapes the light in unique patterns.

Sony RX100 MkV, ISO 100, 8.8mm, f/I2.2, 1/1250 sec

Silver Efex Pro 2, Preset 032 Film Noir 1, Kodak 100 TMAX Pro