Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saturday Photo

---MILL STREAM---

A quick field trip to the Lima area resulted in this photo.
An old mill stream from the 1800's. The mill is long since gone.
But the stream and its beauty remain.
Just off the main road and below a bridge, 
it is amazing what we can find if we slow down a bit and look.
A country church with a wedding about to start is just behind us.
The bride, groom, and wedding party wondering what we are photographing.
Their view of beauty, much more narrowly focused.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunrise First Day Of Summer


---BEFORE SUNRISE---

Just before sunrise, the first day of summer looked like this.
It turned out to be hot and muggy but at least it started well.
Since we, in the mid-west, have been having 
August weather in June. I can't wait to see what we get 
when it is really August.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Townsend Wye







--- STREAM DREAM ---


Aside from roads and pathways, I have always been fascinated 
by the shapes and patterns made by flowing water.
Add to those patterns a bit of reflection and we get something beautiful.
This was taken near the Smoky Mountains at the Townsend Wye in Tennessee.
After sitting for a while, watching and photographing 
the patterns change with the movement of the sun,
 I felt that this was the most pleasing arrangement of the day.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Spring At The Park

---SPRING  STEPS---

Here I go again with a path, a trail, or a set of steps.
I think that all artists are at least somewhat into 
metaphors.  Pathways, trails, and steps are some 
of my favorites.

This photo is from Wednesdays' class at the Springfield Museum.
We took a short field trip to a local park to see and record the changes
that the colors of Spring make in what is normally a drab scene.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The View From Hyatt Lane

 ---Scenic Summer ---

Early evening light falls across the mountains.
Every time I go through the cove I see new things.
This is from Hyatt Lane looking back to the east.
The warm glow, soft light, and great sky 
make it all come together.
All in all, a perfect day.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Spring In The Mountains

---Green Glade---

A cabin in the mountains surrounded by the new green 
of spring with just a touch of warm early evening light
to help with the glow.
We had returned from a long hike around the perimeter of the property,
arriving from the back side of this familiar cabin just in time to 
catch this view in perfect light.
The vibrance of the color is normal for this time of
year. A brief shower came along to remove all the dust
just before this was taken.
A sky of scattered clouds gave a spotlight effect to the scene.
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?
Even if you did not really "plan" it this way.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Early Morning Light

---Spring On Sparks Lane---

Early one morning last week. We were out on Sparks Lane.
No traffic, beautiful light, still a hint of the fog that had been there.
A classic pathway photo.  
I have always been fascinated with roads, lanes, and pathways.
They seem, to me, to be a metaphor for life.
The road ahead...beckoning, calling us to explore.......
What, I wonder, is at the end of our road.