Three Views of Nature

Cut Iris Leaf in Garden

In truth, I’ve been shooting people more than nature recently, but you’ll have to wait for those. Today, three very different shots of the natural world. This first is a simple study of light and texture with beautifully backlit iris leaves. I like how the cut one raises questions, perhaps about the relationship between man and nature. Or maybe it’s just a break from the vertical lines of the uncut leaves. (1/125 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200)

The second photo is really just a snapshot, taken at an Indian festival called Ananda Mela in Redmond, WA. I think it was intended as a photo backdrop, though it just stood there on the edge of a clearing, largely ignored by the crowd listening to music and eating. It reminds me of the paintings of Belgian surrealist René Magritte. (1/125 sec., f/9, ISO 200)

Rhododendron Macro

Finally, something small. A detail of a rhododendron blossom. Because as you know, I’m in love with the small. (1/40 sec., f/13, ISO 200)

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