Inspired Stone

Photos of Rocks
August 5, 2009, 11:14 pm
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This series of photos started years ago, but it was only in the past two years that I identified it as a “series” and started consciously developing it.  Developing it just means that while I am out taking photos, I allow my attention to be drawn to all the intricate textures and simple shapes in the rocks of our landscape.  The meadow-mountain-sunrise photo is still nice, but I find endless possibility in the rocks laying around.  I have continued with this series for several reasons:

1.  I like taking pictures and I am often in the company of rocks.

2.  Maybe it is the scientist in me, but my mind often imagines a series or a sequence of variations on a theme.  My childhood collections (rocks, feathers, bottle-caps, baseball cards, etc.) show that this started early.

3.  Even when rock is not the subject, I am often looking for simple arrangements of shape and texture.

So, here are a couple from when I started.  I will post some more soon.

rock folds


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I love seeing these three photos together—they are all three gorgeous textures. I love sequences on the variation of a theme too, and it’s an interesting comparison between these photos and your collections of things as a kid—photography can be kind of like collecting images. Here you are collecting really interesting textures. I can’t wait to see more!

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