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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Accidental / Autumn


For Thursday Challenge and Photo Friday.

12 comments:

nancy bea said...

So pretty! Reminds me of Japanese paper with the leaves.

Dave MacIntyre said...

This is really cool...great contrast of red and gray!

PMBC said...

When I am out of town, without net connection, I am sorry not to read blogs but it is also good to come back and have five new posts to read in chatoyance!

Refugee from Reason said...

How Roger Williams of you.

amber said...

This looks so directed can't believe they fell like that.WOW!

Thomas said...

Always nice and poetic photos.
I've just added the translation, now you can read. Probably there are mistakes! sorry

Lori Witzel said...

Hi everyone!

Nancy: Thanks for your comment -- went to see your paintings and they are so fine, love the very quiet still life work you do.

Dave: That was exactly what caught my eye when I saw this! Glad you liked.

Pedro: Welcome back, and glad you're enjoying what I've seen.

Ref: What's the HTML for "insert arpeggio"? :-)

Amber: Yep, no leaf was moved in the catching of this pic!

Thomas: Thanks so much -- and if there are mistakes, I won't tell (or be able to tell!) Happy you like the pics!

Larry Ayers said...

So nice, Lori! I think what makes this photo so effective is that if the leaves were connected by lines (which the mind instinctively does -- we're always looking for pattern) the angle formed by the two lines is almost (but not quite) a right angle. Nature approximates ideal geometry.

Lori Witzel said...

Larry, thanks for your thought on this! I read a little tiny bit about/by Cartier-Bresson and he described how he used to trace over an image to find the implicit alignments, and how those were what made the composition in an image work or not.

For me, there's something almost whimsical and poetic about the intervals of space between the leaves and how they play off the grout lines, as if they were notes on some earthy music staff.

MjM said...

Lori! Lori! Don't leaf us!

(today's pun)

cootiegarage said...

Perfect! Like the symmetry of right-side up to face-down leaves.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Great photo. Just perfect.