7.10.12

A mysterious relationship






The camera lens enhances the ordinary and the everyday by capturing, focussing, and saturating each image. The shutter clunks, the motors whirr and the computer chip inside records every tiny detail of light and shadow. This daily photographic partnership between us, soothes, uplifts and excites my soul........

A wonderful companion to go anywhere with, the camera never interrupts a train of thought or a conversation inside my head, remaining the silent one in any creative project. I am there to supply the intuition but the camera holds the magic and the secrets of photography.

And who knew that just when I thought I had seen enough for one day the camera would seek out a pearly snail shell attached with invisible glue to a dying skeletal petal? Something small, surprising and beautiful in this damp set of fields which couldn't possibly yield up yet another crop of images. Yet there it was, tiny, golden and completely perfect in my world.

A mysterious relationship exists between Mother Nature, the camera and me. Win or lose at the Blog Awards on Saturday night, at least one of us is going to have a great night out......










35 comments:

  1. Wonderful images and fantastic narrative.
    It's always a pleasure to view your images and read your words :)

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  2. Your leaf skeleton is stunning. You always inspire me to try harder with my photographs too.
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you so much, Mother Nature at her best:~)

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  3. A wonderful abstract feeling to those skeletal leaves...

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  4. A stunning set of photos. Inspirational!
    June

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    1. I think we are both learning everyday:~))

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  5. Aaah - I can so relate to this 'relationship' of which you speak. Me and my camera - best buddies..y'know?!?!?
    Terrific images!!...and good luck at blog-awards-night!!!

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    1. Thanks Marcie, I know its a good thing to be a finalist but on another level it has thrown me into some confusion. My mantra now is, at least we will all have a good night out! Can't wait to meet all the bloggers in person:~)

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  6. You have already won my dear and deservedly so....your images capture so much more than an object. They speak volumes in emotion and place. Really looking forward to having a lot of fun on Saturday night!

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    1. Mona, I look forward to it!! And thank you:~))

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  7. Inspiring words and pictures, pure poetry.

    Good luck at the awards.

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    1. Thank you Cait, all in perspective when you ponder all the sad things going on around us here and in Wales. My heart goes out to you all X

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  8. I can understand this relationship perfectly!! Lovely shots and thoughts...

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    1. Ah yes Kerry I know you do, a soul sister in photography, greetings:~))

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  9. Lovely thoughts .. that represent also your artwork ...

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    1. Thank you Simon and greetings today from a very damp meadow:~))

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  10. I love leaf skeletons too... beauty captured again!

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    1. Thank you nature lover, and for all your support:~))

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  11. These images are magical, quite captivating.

    The 13th October is a good day - it's my birthday ;) Maybe the good wishes of a birthday girl can enhance your chances come Saturday. Willing you to win!

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    1. Wow, that's a hearty good luck wish!! As I don't get out much except into a mucky field I shall be swanning about like a proper lady one way or the other:~))

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  12. Once again beautiful photos... we can all aspire to! Looking forward to meeting on Saturday!

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    1. Great opportunity to meet up and nice to leave the wellies at home for once. Looking forward to meeting the face behind the farm :~))

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  13. I couldn't agree more. Our cameras make us stop and see all sorts of beauty which we'd otherwise miss as we hurry by. And you've captured some delicate beauty here.
    Hope you have a great night.

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    1. I love how other photographers really get this, thank you, I think we will have a great night Mairead:~)

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  14. Crossing my fingers for you...your images of nature certainly speak to my soul!!

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    1. Thank you Donna, that word "soul" permeates my thoughts these days and is always present in the smallest stuff, thanks again:~))

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  15. My camera makes me slow down and see things I would have missed too. In fact there are times that it isn't until I develop the images that I see details previously unnoticed. This poor little snail needs to have a reality check though!!

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    1. That's just it isn't it, the camera might see things you don't? A mysterious relationship indeed!

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  16. Oh those lacy leaves!Gorgeous..Autumn suits you Foxy:)

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    1. Death and dying seems to be a common theme I feel at ease with alright, and autumn fits that:~))

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  17. I so agree with your thoughts. Sometimes when I take a pictures of a plants here in the gardens on Lake Michigan and then blow it up, I am amazed that within that photo is something I did not even know I photographed, a bug, a leaf form, etc. Wonderful surprises in photography. Jack

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