Lichens growing on granite:
I have a folder of neglected pictures called “lost and forgotten” – images that I decided not to post or print, but that seemed interesting enough to set aside. This one is from last winter, and I had forgotten it. Lichens are homely, but I love all the intricate detail.
The same kind of flower as the last post, but from a different angle:
The white star is the anthers that the last post showed from the side, in a different flower. The depth of field is very shallow – it simplifies and transforms the shapes.
Two weeks ago, it was frigid and there was snow, last week it thawed and the streams swelled with melting snow. I went to my favorite creek for a look. Inspired by another photographer’s images of flowing water, I tried closeups of the churning water. There’s a long exposure that shows the scene and silky water, then closeups of bubbles.
When I pointed my lens in the middle of the flow at a high shutter speed, it captured motion and streaks of bubble detail. Looking straight down into the water next the the flow, I could capture more detail, bubbles breaking, and the changing dark surface of the water. Click a thumbnail to see an image at a larger size:
A small constellation of frost stars on clear stream ice:
I often convert ice images to black and white, but I liked the blue highlights and the browns from the rocks on the stream bed. This wasn’t flat stream ice, there were bumps and contours you can see in the reflections.