Snow this morning! Lovely. Unfortunately I’m not able to get out in it and play—I’m “T.A.B.” (temporarily able-bodied) with my foot in an air-cast trying to heal a torn tendon. But, for a while at least, it is a good time to work on photographs that might otherwise wait for “someday!”
And I have a large bouquet of Forsythia on the table, picked ten days ago and enjoyed at every stage of its forced flowering.
I’ve continued to enjoy working with some of the photographs I made near Iqaluit, Nunavut, in the Fall of 2004. The colors are beyond believing—whether the unreal oranges or the “plain” grays and greens—and are themselves found in endless combinations. Add to that the equally endless variation in patterns and textures, a remarkable world in which I delighted in seeing small pieces in abstract.
That these little gems are simply parts of an immense tundra—a land that to my uneducated eye seemed endless and yet also nearly featureless—I found astonishing. And on any one rock I could have spent hours (or days!) with a macro-lens seeing even “deeper” into the complex ecosystems and the geological worlds that supported them.
That said, I’m not sure how many would agree with me who’d not been there in the blowing snow, listening to Ravens talking overhead, lost in the lack of any recognizable perspective! All that may be part of the magic and my love for these images.
I printed out over four dozen different rock images and find they may be a bit overwhelming, even for my eye. A bit like feasting on rich food or getting lost on the tundra.
Here, however, are a few more to “nibble” on, perhaps just one at a time! Click on these images and they will become larger and open in a separate page through which you can easily scroll.