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.

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Tired of Winter?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of shivering and wondering how icy the world might be tomorrow. I want some spring flowers. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait weeks and weeks before any of 2015’s flowers dare to show themselves. (And when they do arrive, we’ll have pollen allergies to cope with.)

So here’s the next best thing: an assortment of flowers from other years and other places. With no pollen. Enjoy.