At this season and this time of year (winter in many parts of the northern hemisphere), people tend to turn inward and take time to assess their lives as the shorter days make animals of all stripes want to hibernate. 2016 is definitely a year most will remember, with elections in many parts of the world that seemingly turned life upside down and inside out. Change is definitely afoot and we are along for the ride. Many people with whom I have spoken in the last several months, carry a sense of unease about the future. No wonder, then, that fantasy and science fiction books, movies, and games are hugely popular.
As a photographer, my work could be divided into thirds. One third fantasy, one third reality, and another third a combination of both. Many images, particularly in nature, fit the latter category. The images here are ones I can view endlessly and see different things. Not necessarily because they are world-changing images, but because they hold many elements that appear new and different, or that can reveal themselves anew. Here is a selection of some of my favorites.
A "hole" in the sand at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado
"Twirl" - false helibore
Sandstone hoodoos at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico
Aspen are always evocative
I never get tired of this frog from the Köln Botanical Gardens!
With luck, you will have some time to fantasize this holiday season!
until next Monday
a passion for the image@
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Loved "Twirl" and the aspen. Your photos are wonderful!
Very inspiring images one of which stimulated my imagination: to whit. I couldn't help but see the resemblance of The Donald to the frog. I feel bad for the frog who is the innocent party and the victim of my overactive imaginings.
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