Yesterday I shared some photos of some familiar creatures for this week’s WordPress photo challenge.
Just in case you didn’t guess what the subject of the photos was…
This weekend we visited the Butterfly Conservatory in the Niagara Parks Commission.
I could spend days in there! So relaxing and stunningly beautiful. The air is full of softly fluttering wings of every colour under the sun! It’s fun to stroll around carefully … Watch your step the butterflies land on the path!!… watching these creatures float and glide. It’s magical how they fly.
It feels like you’ve been given a bit of magic when they choose you to perch upon!
I am drawn in by moss. I love the colour; the texture and the layers. I love the contrast between the layers: rough rock and soft moss.
In this photo, there is the added bonus of a contrast in textures between new spring green and last fall’s leaves, once crisp but now soggy.
This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like). Strata of clouds, a shirt collar peeking through a sweater, a cross-section of an onion: you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.
This challenge is wide open. Evanescent can be any fleeting moment in time. It could be the moment you drop a seed into your garden, marking that promise of new growth to come. It could be a photo of the Eastern Phoebe that visits your deck each day, wagging her tail as she calls her own name. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, it could be that carpet of leaves that fell overnight, before the wind scatters them. It might be the moment you light the first fire of Fall.
That moment between transferring energy to the shot put and its landing.
During the flight, we’re atop the world. While the photos were from the destination trip and then return trip the feeling of putting the world in perspective was the same.
Looking down on the highway, cars and ‘the hurry’ seem so small.
Atop of the world, still below the clouds.
Now, atop of the clouds the world seems far far away.
similar point of view
Experimenting with our point of view in a photograph allows us to establish a setting, tell a specific story, or rethink our own perspective. This week, consider your point of view as you respond to this challenge’s theme, “Atop.”