Three arrangements of things I found in the woods:
This is a continuation of the natural still life project I started with the image of wild cucumbers a few weeks ago.
The first arrangement is a pile of Jewelweed flowers.
The second arrangement is of porcelain berry, a garden ornamental that has escaped and become somewhat invasive in the wild. The berry colors are beautiful, nonetheless.
The third arrangement is pokeweed berries.
Arranging things is a departure for me – I’ve preferred to make images of things where I find them. But that limits me with some subjects. For example, Jewelweed is hard to isolate, and it trembles in the breeze. Picking a handful of them (of the thousands in bloom) created new visual possibilities I couldn’t get any other way. I’ll only do this with the commonest of flowers and fruit.