Posts Tagged ‘abstract’

Morning Light

The picture window by my computer faces east. Thick trees on our neighbor’s property and an old strip pit hill block any view beyond.

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The early sun creates patterns of light and shadow on the irises at the edge of my butterfly garden.

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The shadows create abstract patterns..

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Squint when looking at this flower. It enhances the design.

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   This iris was just beginning to open yesterday when I was taking pictures of the irises above. I think I’ll name it the dramatic beauty.

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I almost forgot I had this iris. What a beauty!

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Backlit

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Widow skimmer dragonfly

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 The combination of colors, shapes and the backlighting creates an interesting abstract design.

Fascination With Water

Water has many “faces.”

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The mirror for a spring day.

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Ripples roll yellow-rimmed shadows, like a spilled bag of marbles.

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An abstract shadow of the floating leaf.

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Look close — there’s the yellow-rimmed shadows. There’s also faint surface reflections of sky and trees near the bank.

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Sky reflections show water movement and faint designs of nearby objects.

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Every tiny bubble reflects the same view of above.

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Larger bubbles become a “lens” that distorts the circular view around it.

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The water’s surface … a Monet painting?

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Ice formed into the shape of either a bell or a hat.

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The surface of the water freezes. Lines form as the water level gradually drops, and the ice continues to form only where the water touches it.

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I have no idea how this ice formed. It had to be magic.

Nature, the Artist

It was a cloudy day, almost cold and damp. Still was no reason to stay home another day. A drive on Eagle Mountain sounded like the best option.

The water level was much lower in the creek than I expected after all the recent rains.

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Tree reflections became the most obvious feature of the hike.

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Multi-levels added depth.

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Tall trees created smaller reflections

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and varying compositions.

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More sky dominated … or framed the interior “picture.”

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Can’t you almost hear the peace?

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This was the view up the creek

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where we turned around and started back.

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