12.27.2022 The distances we travel for a photoshoot

They are sometimes quite a long way from home.  But sometimes they are just outside the door.  In this case we have a very wet part of the yard where our firewood is usually dumped before splitting and stacking.  Once that is done it’s just a bare muddy spot until the next load several months later. This morning I checked the frozen water atop the mud and found a couple of compositions I liked.

I would have preferred this composition to have just held the center of the frame but that would not have cropped very well.

A few feet away I found a better setup and tried a few angles.

I like the motion implied and the variety of shapes throughout the frame.

I hope to find a few shoots a little farther away tomorrow morning while we are still receiving cold weather.  Our New Year’s weekend is to have forties and possibly some fifties and there is even a rumor of a possible sixty degree day.  And warmish all next week.  It’s winter?


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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21 Responses to 12.27.2022 The distances we travel for a photoshoot

  1. I agree that the curves in the second one impart a pleasing sense of motion.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Crazy yo-yo weather! I’ve been seeing some cool ice formations, too. Tomorrow’s post will feature a few. With this kind of dry cold the ice is pure glass.

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    • What cold? 🙂 55° currently here in Orchard Valley. We had our firewood delivered yesterday after a few cold days thinking the ground would resist. Instead we’ve some nice ruts for me to fill. Thanks old man winter. 🙂

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I’ve been trying to find the word to describe what it is that I like about that first photo, but I can’t get it to surface. ‘Random’ is as close as I can get. It’s such a perfect representation of the way nature presents herself: a leaf here, a frozen curve there. It’s impossible to see it as anything other than what it ‘is.’

    The second photo brought to mind Christmas morning chaos: ribbons and bows strewn across the floor — especially if there are children involved in the unwrapping!

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  4. I love how nature incorporates everything into her artistic creations.

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  5. susurrus says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I’d enjoy a whole series of these.

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  6. Dave Ply says:

    One of my favorite quotes: “The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” — Eden Phillpotts. Nice catch.

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  7. I am not sure mine are getting any sharper. I am one of the wit brothers,…Out, the smart one, Nit, the confused one, and me, Dim, the not quite all there one. Nice quote.


  8. Ann Mackay says:

    Amazing the beauty that can come from a muddy spot!

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  9. Nice seeing! I like these a lot!!!

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  10. Neha Chauhan says:

    Lovely Patterns and nicely clicked Images 🙂

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