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Monday, June 1, 2009

The human eye naturally looks for patterns. It helps us see and understand the scene in context. Nature has some of the most phenomenal patterns...a leopard's spots, tiger's stripes, a snowflake and the veins of a leaf.

When I saw this plant, I noticed patterns everywhere...the leaves of course but also the detailed patterns in the dirt and the small fern to the lower right of the picture. Also the specks of dirt on the far right leaf. The next time you are out in your yard or going for a walk, take the time to watch for nature's patterns...they are everywhere.

10 comments:

Simply Heather said...

You're so clever, Dan. This is great..and it's funny that you've shared something about our eyes, what we are attracted to...my post on the photo blog today was about the eyes :o)

Feel that gentle wind, as The Spirit connects the pieces.

GREAT greenery, highlighting. Oh, I love plants and the green ones have a special place for me, I don't know why that is but they do. Maybe because they need less maintenance and seem so much stronger than the flower plants.

So much to think about today....

Again and always, wonderful posting!

Dan Felstead said...

Heather,
I love the patterns...endless in nature. I received a reply from paintbox pictures...I can't participate since I sell my pictures. But I am following the blog...they have some interesting photos.

Dan

Heather said...

Love the bright greens in this one. Makes me feel like I'm in the jungle. :)
Great observations about nature's patterns. They really are everywhere.

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...you are spot on! This was taken at a jungle exhibit at the local zoo!

Dan

Simply Heather said...

Dan, that's too bad about paintbox pictures :(

They do have some interesting photos...great for sparking up some ideas too :) - not that you need any!

Dan Felstead said...

Vermont Heather...we all need places for inspiration including me! I ran into a block a couple of weeks ago, then the reenactment and playing with HDR got me going again!

Dan

Dani said...

Very neat concept, Dan. Like the brightness of the colors in this one.

Dan Felstead said...

Dani,
This is an HDR photograph...High Dynamic Range. I will explain more tomorrow in my post but that is why you have the detail and saturated colors.

Dan

septembermom said...

Love the vibrant and rich color! The patterns are so cool. Nature is the ultimate artist!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks for the comment Septembermom...the stripes and the colors really made this plant stand out.

Dan