Posts Tagged ‘composition’

Composition in Green

I was walking around the backyard this morning, looking for spiders and their webs. The composition of the three or four sunlit greens was a pleasant surprise.

I didn’t expect to find such an artistic design, and one with a spider in its web.

Evening Shadows

Our house faces west, and there’s a garden site and a large farm field across the highway.

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So, we can see the sunsets when they aren’t clouded over. The lower the sun gets, the more vivid the colors turn.

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The shadows intrigue me and

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my moving rearranges them into another composition.

Indigo Bunting

I looked out the picture window while on the computer, and there perched an indigo bunting on a trellis I made years ago.

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Theoretically, the composition of this picture shouldn’t work. There are too many elements without one standing out more than the others. They just combine to make a pleasing, eye-catching arrangement.

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This is one of the copper trellises I made years ago for my gardens. The main pole is 1/2-inch copper tubing over an electric fence pole. I used it for the main structure of the trellis and then used 1/4 inch copper to fill in the free-form design.

The Magic of Ice, Part 2

The ice’s imagination has no bounds.

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I wonder if the creatures were involved in the designing?

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It’s like magic happened overnight.

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Will this life form swim away?

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The myriad of designs in this section of the creek would be beyond comprehension without the picture.

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Obviously, there are endless possibilities for ice compositions.

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I think I walked up on a secret meeting of the ice spirits.

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The characters and shapes in the ice differ with each freeze.

That’s why I always make an effort to visit this small creek when the conditions are right for ice.

… I wonder if they enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed them?

Fascinating Ice

There’s more to ice than just ice. I accidentally found a 2008 folder with 109 pictures from a serious ice storm. (Luckily, we didn’t lose power.)

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My backyard turned into a sparkling display of the many possibilities of ice. This purple coneflower seedhead took on a completely different appearance.

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Rosemary transformed into a dramatic composition.

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The fascinating thing about ice is how it distorts and reverses images. The blue sky overhead ends up reflected on the side of the ice.

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I wonder if this is where the phrase “frozen in time” came from?

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How can a uniform line of lumps form with very little underneath to create and hold them? They’re actually larger on the top side. Guess it was cold enough that the rain didn’t have time to move far after hitting the ice.

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Simple beauty formed everywhere I looked.

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The blue sky overhead and the red barn ended up reflected upside down in the ice … and the reflected snow made it look like a cloudy sky.

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I can’t tell what kind of lichens this is inside the “ice drop.”

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It’s been such a treat to relive the beauty of that ice storm.

Composition With Light

The elements often naturally arrange themselves in a pleasing composition,

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and the sun creates constrast.