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For years, I’ve been fascinated by the squiggles the cucumber vine tendrils form in my garden. Simply put, I just think they are fun and once I began to focus my lens on all the different shapes, I then found them to be quite beautiful.

Now, I rarely do collages. However, in this instance, grouping of the various shapes came about as a natural progression. On their own, each squiggle appeared static, but as I began to put them together, the photos suddenly eruptedwith a sense of movement. 

“Bounce” (Abstract Collage/Cucumber Tendrils) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G, F/4, 1/320s, -1.0EV, ISO 400, Built-in i-TTL Flash w/Gary Fong ‘Puffer’ Diffuser, -1.7EV, Color Efex Pro Bi-color Filter

In the first collage I see chaos, like the pent-up energy of a Wham-O Super Ball released inside a room. Your mind wonders if the boxes will be able to contain them or are they destined to explode outward and onward.

Then, as if in complete contradiction, the second collage emotes a sense of calm, like the gentle ebb & flow of the sea or, perhaps, a wisp of smoke as released from a cigar and illuminated by the flame of nearby smouldering fire.

What do yousee?

“Undulation” (Abstract Cucumber Tendrils) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G, F/4, 1/320s, -1.0EV, Built-in i-TTL Flash w/Gary Fong ‘Puffer’ Diffuser, -1.3EV

If interested, all were shot in color, then converted to B&W with a bi-color filter added to accentuate the natural twists and turns. Enjoy! 🙂

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"Killer Moth" (Moth on Screen) Nikon D300, VR 105mm F/2.8G, F/5, 1/320s, +0.7EV, ISO 2500, Built-in Front Curtain i-TTL Flash w/Gary Fong Puffer, -1.0EV, Color Negative Processing

I really can’t explain why I shoot what I shoot.

Sometimes, it’s as simple as: I see it, I think it’s neat (for whatever bizarre reason), so I shoot.

Earlier today, I came upon a moth on our screen slider. A fairly common occurrence and before now, I never felt the least bit compelled to take a photograph. Today, I did. Why? No idea. 

My gut said, That looks interesting, shoot it.’ (I find it most prudent to listen to what my gut says).

Looking at the result on my monitor, I didn’t hate the image but I didn’t love it either. Until, that is, I processed it as a color negative. Cool!

Does my gut have x-ray vision?? 🙂

The rain is insane

it hurts my brain

“Aquaman” (Raindrops on Glass) Nikon D300, 200mm, F/13, 1/80s, +0.3EV, ISO 640, Built-in Rear Curtain Flash, -2.0EV, Color Efex Pro Bi-color Gradient Filter

I could complain

but it would be in vain.

Sigh. 😦

 

 

Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Will you do the fandango?

“Silhouett-o” (House Fly Silhouette) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5.6, 1/320s, -0.3EV, ISO 400, Color Efex Pro Bi-color Gradient and Vignette Filters

Eh, doesn’t really matter to me… 🙂

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