Back to this study today and perhaps another in the near future, had a prolonged rain storm last night, which makes for many interesting photographic possibilities. For this one, wish I had carried a long lens with me, there is a fisherman in a boat on the right part of the photo that would have been very interesting if larger…
The stone walls of the Northeastern United States dwarf in their combined mass the great pyramids of Egypt. These walls were constructed around farm fields, particularly in New England from the stone found in the fields themselves and new stone pushed up by the spring thaw grew in the fields almost as regularly as the crops. Many of these walls today bound long deserted fields that have reverted back to woodlands. I enjoy exploring these old walls in the woods, but find them very hard to photograph successfully. I will be sharing my efforts hopefully in the next few months as I attempt to record some of these wonderful structures.
6-23-13 Stone Wall
Come close to me, sit with me, sing to me,
Dance with me and touch me…
Feel me and tell me your heart’s desire…
Walk by my side and listen to the many stacked stone stories,
stories born out of the blustery autumn breeze, the gentle spring showers, the beating summer sun and the bitter winter snow…
Come to me as the earth and water, the air and fire once came close to me and let your story be stacked within mine, left transformed by Nature’s Way… Nannette
I am continuing this series and intend to take some more photos today and have not yet edited some I took Thursday. This is one that I have taken advantage of the infrared look and Nannette added an interesting take on interpreting the photo.
Can this study be the start of a warm moist summer solstice in the north, or the beginning of a cold crisp winter in the south….
Move from the edge and enter into these waters, naked and vulnerable or heavily clothed and protected,
But enter your must, into the warm or cold season of your soul…. Nannette
I have been taking regular walks up to the pond recently and took this photo a few days ago after some heavy rains, thus water coming over the dam.
The dam does not break but overflows,
like the heart so full of love, unable to hold back,
it pours forth powerfully and purposefully,
tumbling onto the rocky reality of life. Nannette
This is a pond close to where we live. As I have expressed before at some juncture, that I like infrared photos because of the great contrast that can be achieved in black and white, particularly in the sky. Also I prefer photos that are not obviously infrared, where the greens are not a harsh white, although they all have their place. The deserted cabin adds contrast to the jet trail in the left portion of the sky.
After I posted this photo, I received this wonderful thought from Nannette Pierson:
We rush to cross the skies,
to places far away,
to capture a moment of peace and tranquility,
while a cabin,
on a pond in paradise,
remains as empty as one’s soul…..
I just got my first Holga plastic camera. It is a pinhole (no lens), panoramic camera using medium format 120 film – for this post I used black and white film which I processed myself and scanned. If you don’t know what Holga cameras are, please Google them, or here is a Wikipedia link:
The second photograph was lots of fun, it is a multiple exposure, and with film you don’t know what you have until you develop it, living on the edge in the digital age.
Spent the day yesterday cooking over a wood fire for about two hundred guys.
I took a series of photos with a small Sony point and shoot camera.