Time for a closer look. Let's face it, there are millions of photos of wide-angle landscapes of iconic locations. Nothing wrong with that. My photography evolves. It was time to dedicate a page to the unique, capturing interesting patterns, textures, and shapes. Something you don't see everyday. Something that may cause you to say, "what the heck is that?".
Clouds mix with the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. They signal an impending storm. And, the next morning, snow hit the higher peaks.
This was an odd-looking stump at some beach in beautiful Kauai. I took a long exposure to get these smooth blue waves. The stump looks like a sea monster to me. Perhaps, I consumed too much coffee this particular morning!
This ice-encased twig in the Arkansas River caught my eye on a winter's day.
I spied this lone silver birch (or is it a maple?) just feet from a pond in Acadia National Park. It looked naked compared to his neighboring trees.
Somewhere in an Oregon forest....brimming with life.
Tree bark on a big, old tree. Looks like strands of weathered rope.
An endless sea of aspens around Crested Butte, CO. The side-lighting from the left helped give this image depth from the side. The inverted V-shape in the middle (look closely) provided additional depth. It also helped that nobody else was around!
If you are wondering, I simply call this blurred aspens. I swear I was sober as a judge when I took this image.
Great Sand Dunes National Park allows interesting vistas as well as this close-up shot. I think it's hard to tell how far away I was when I got this shot. (Answer: about three feet!)
I crept under a pier in Kauai, accepted that I would get wet and got this long exposure image (under 5 seconds). That allowed me to smooth out the waves. I was fortunate that my tripod was anchored in the sand and did not move.
The red leaves first caught my eye. Then, these white-barked birches (?) made the rest of this composition by providing a vivid contrast. This is around Maggie's Valley, near the Great Smoky Mountain N.P.