Thursday Tanka: Snow

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMarch, Coming In

Silent lion shakes
His mane – scatters whiteness and
Strangeness, beauty, change.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree weeks from now, we should see
Lamblike, fluffy, white – wait. No more!

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And mountains

Mostly because I happened across this photo and was surprised at how stylized it looks, without any editing whatsoever.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARockies, eastern edge of Glacier Park, July 2014

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Wordless Thursday: Breakfast

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

Oddly, the photo I have on hand that works best for this week’s Photo Challenge looks something like the example…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWildflower, Glacier Park, July of 2014

 

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Wordless Wednesday – February 11, 2015

Upper Peninsula Lighthouse

Snow Haiku

It comes stealthily
All night, soundless. If you
Don’t look, you’ll miss it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis week, says WordPress, we should post photos that play around with the idea of “scale“.

Well, okay. I’ll see what I can do. But scale can be tricky in photographs, where you don’t have the kind of built-in clues to size that the real, physical world gives us automatically.

For example, let’s think about the waterfall above. What size is it? Is it a trickle as high as the length of your hand? Maybe it’s a torrent racing down half a mountainside. How could you tell? There’s nothing in the photo to give you a sense of scale; rocks, yes, and a few plants, but good luck identifying them. When I look at the plants in the picture, I’m not sure what they are – and I was there to take the photo.

No, we need something for reference. Something that comes in a range of sizes that everyone is familiar with; something – well, someone – that actually was right next to that waterfall. (Yes, the picture above is pretty tightly cropped.)

Let’s show a little more of the original image. And now – if we look at the lower right corner – we can judge the scale.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAProblem solved :)