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Old January 14th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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Default Amazing Patterns of Nature! Look, Find, Show!

We had another couple of inches of snow yesterday. This time it was wet and sticky and covered the branches of the lilac bush in my garden.
I can't make up my mind about this shot. WDYT?

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:55 AM
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I saw Stuart's thread here on Snowy Trees and realized that we should notice patterns of nature more as they can be surprisingly "modern" and even startling in their simplicity and beauty.

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:06 PM
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Stuart

I like this - I have a few of these myself and some seem to work better than others, and this is one of the moreeffective. My problem is always what I do with them later, as I return home with lots of pictures of snowy branches that I couldn't resist when I was out!

I've also been playing a bit with some tree patterns, as below. NOt the best and at an early stage, but there is a germ of an idea in there.

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Snow I can do! This is a favorite of mine, although I suspect it's an "acquired taste."



Jacob Eliana: Snow

And ice, too!



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Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:45 AM
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Abstract of my favourite river in Scotland the River Inver at Lochinver, golden brown peaty water.




"River Inver"

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Old March 3rd, 2010, 05:03 AM
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Veronicastrum glowing in winter sunlight
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 08:59 AM
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Hello Janet,


These are officially, in my book of course, a step up for you. Excellent job! The river is gorgeous and spiritual. Is that Tolkien's Ring of Power I see in the bed below? *smiles* Oh and those weeds....just kidding...ahahahaha....I've seen you do this type of scene again and again but this one's quality of light and quality of repetition stands above the rest. It's really nice to see your work finding a more dynamic niche. Toodles.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 09:37 AM
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These are officially, in my book of course, a step up for you. Excellent job! The river is gorgeous and spiritual
Hi William

I love the River Inver...... We had walked a long way up a difficult path beside the river, and sat alongside this pool, where I used to go as a child, I would lay on my front with my hands in the icy cold water and try to touch the salmon beneath, yes it is a magical place that I absolutely love. I was lucky with fabulous light on the dried out seed heads, I am trying to get more dynamic images, thank you for noticing, and for your kind comments.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 12:05 PM
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the many swirls and curves provided by nature's wind erosion - Bolivian altuplano

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Old March 12th, 2010, 02:10 PM
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Phil,I love this!
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Old June 30th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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Here's my contribution: ice and icy water.



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Old June 30th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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Old June 30th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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This one's stunning, what a view!




I'm referring to Phil's photo but can't figure out how to put my post at the right place...
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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:28 AM
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I just returned from a fantastic kayaking trip. Here's a fascinating rock formation of Ukonvuori in the Kolovesi National Park. Ukonvuori translates very roughly "Old man's hill", although my impression of this is a lot more of feline nature...

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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:41 AM
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I just returned from a fantastic kayaking trip. Here's a fascinating rock formation of Ukonvuori in the Kolovesi National Park. Ukonvuori translates very roughly "Old man's hill", although my impression of this is a lot more of feline nature...

Jermo,

This is a fabulous site. I guess folk climb that! What you have done is show the majesty.

An idea to consider perhaps. Look at the other pictures and then you might want to only show the most powerful pattern, just the natural rock artistry.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Thanks Asher! I wanted to leave some surroundings visible, just to give an idea of the scale. Still, I'll look into your suggestion, this view does offer a lot of possibilities!
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Thanks Asher! I wanted to leave some surroundings visible, just to give an idea of the scale. Still, I'll look into your suggestion, this view does offer a lot of possibilities!
Jarmo,

Reference objects make things certain and are needed for majesty. However, to get mystery, we need to be puzzled, lost and have to find our way. Then we allow our immense libraries to be looked up and things play out in the "Cathedral of one's mind".

The first experience is concrete and physical the second is ethereal.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Reference objects make things certain and are needed for majesty. However, to get mystery, we need to be puzzled, lost and have to find our way. Then we allow our immense libraries to be looked up and things play out in the "Cathedral of one's mind".

The first experience is concrete and physical the second is ethereal.

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How very true! Given the fact that this is an ancient sacrificial ground (Ukko being the main god in the old Finnish folklore, I'm beginning to agree with you.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:33 AM
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Asher, how do you like this:

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Old August 6th, 2010, 06:06 AM
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Old August 6th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Asher, how do you like this:

Do you see the eyes and eyebrows above the giant nose?

Amazing how our brains are wired to try to match shapes, even if there's gross distortion.

Picasso, seems to have exploited that in a sort of artistic reverse engineering!

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Old August 7th, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Do you see the eyes and eyebrows above the giant nose?

Amazing how our brains are wired to try to match shapes, even if there's gross distortion.

Picasso, seems to have exploited that in a sort of artistic reverse engineering!

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My thoughts exactly! No wonder ancients Finns chose this rock their place of sacrifice.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Andy,

It's interesting that the vertical shape of your first image works so well that it influences the second picture.




So separating them even more by this text, the second horizontal picture seems to get stronger



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Old January 3rd, 2011, 03:07 PM
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Water drips and freezes, drips and freezes, etc...

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Hi Tom,

Good that you've come back to this thread, there are some worthy pictures here. Yours is amongst them, well done. It made me shiver.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 07:52 AM
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Postglacial:

A bay that is hidden from normal observers views, whether from the ocean or from land, you can not see this scene without risking a helluva lot.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Hi Cem, thanks!

Hey Georg, fascinating rock patterns. You indicate this is a bay, but except for that there is very little clue as to scale. Not that this is needed, of course. How was this vantage point reached?
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Old January 4th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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How was this vantage point reached?
By taking a great risk to fall.... hence limited edition. LOL
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Old January 12th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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Tom,

I love the photos of the ice. So much detail with only shades of the same colour to work with.
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