Rocks, plants, insects, clouds, water, trees—the whole of this world is amazing. Here are a few more examples of what I am still learning to see.
Rock ledge #1, Berlin Pond, Vermont
So many beautiful rock formations are hidden in plain view in Vermont. This iron-stained piece of ledge is part of a much larger one I discovered right off a back road as the snow melted away and left it exposed. The light was perfect—diffuse and bright—to reveal the brilliant colors and complex formations.
Technical details: Sony @7 at 55mm and 1/400 at f/10.0 and ISO250
Big rock and swimming hole, Morrisville, Vermont
Swimming in rivers is part of the Vermont experience and the best place on a hot summer day—or even a warm fall one as was the case here—is a swimming hole. This well-hidden spot, bounded by bedrock outcroppings, is the perfect place to dip into the reflections on the still water.
Technical details: Pentax *istDS at 18mm and 1/8 at f/8.0 and ISO200
Shoreline cliff face, St. David, Wales
When the tide leaves and makes the shore available, the place feels fresh and new with no footprints, a wonderful place to explore. This cliff face is inaccessible when the tide is in. I was grateful to have a chance to see the remarkable textures and colors, feeling almost like I was in my own private art gallery!
Technical details: Pentax *istDS at 70mm and 1/180 at f/5.6 and ISO800