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Mike in Oly
In my wanderings about western Washington and other nearby areas I am always taking photos of the things I find. One of my favorites types of photos to create are what I call texturals, for lack of a better term. They are often macros, but not always. They highlight color, texture and/or pattern over scenery or narrative. I find them fascinating and beautiful. I hope you will to. Tonight’s theme is Water.
Moving water, light and forest work together to create an every-changing kaleidoscope of color and pattern.
Water is never just water in nature. It almost always takes it’s appearance from its surroundings.
Raindrops create perfect circle and melodic patterns.
The shadow of water in the sunshine creates pleasing patterns as well.
Water in its frozen aspects has its own unique beauty.
Water has no ego and is always happy to enhance the beauty of others create of it.
Water and stone use gravity to collaborate on fluid sculpture.
Endless patterns in endless variety.
This one pleases me very much. It has a watercolor painting feel to it, in my opinion.
There is also the sparkle of sunlight as it glints off the surface creating a galaxy of tiny stars. I hope these delight you as much as they do me.
Brilliant. These are wonderful to look at. Many thanks.
HOLY WOW. Those are beyond gorgeous.
Oh, these are so amazing. So much beauty to be found all around us. Thank you for capturing that beauty and for sharing it with us!
These are great. I like taking photos like that, too. So much beauty in nature when you stop to look.
Makes me remember that without the magical combination of two hydrogen atoms plus one oxygen we would not be here.
The most wondrous molecule in the universe.
These speak to me as a water sign. Dihydrogen monoxide is definitely some cool stuff!
That one which looks like a watercolor painting doesn’t look like just any watercolor painting. It’s Monet-ish.
BTW – Next time you’re in the Grove of the Patriarchs, check out the burl patters on the bark, especially along the roots. Talk about gorgeous textures!
Lovely, catching the creativity of waterworks in nature, inviting us to enjoy sitting and staring.
Enjoyed these, wonderful variety.
Sister Golden Bear
I love doing texturals myself.
Really cool amazing pics. I grew up near the ocean so I know water can be beautiful and dangerous
These are beautiful, thanks Mike. Just saw this:
Nice job – I’ve tried some of this myself and know how hard it is to be pleased by the result.
There otter be a law.
Thanks–lovely photographs. I love the idea that water has no ego.
Gorgeous, all of them! Thanks for sharing them with us!