Thursday, July 2, 2009

Texture and color in man-made materials....

As much as I love taking macro pictures of nature, I also love to get up-close-and-personal with interesting textures and colors in man-made objects.

Something as boring as a rusty fence, old gate, or playground set can be transformed into something cool when you cut all the mundane and get super close.

Here's a day in Vail...close up....bridge to the gondola lift up the moutain, a Harley engine, and a criss-cross rope at the Pirate Ship park.

Texture and color in nature....

It is amazing to me how texture and color in nature is always perfect...not too much, not too little.

I sometimes struggle with extreme minimalism...can't even stand to clutter up perfect simple hammered wire with one bead. Other days I'm in the mood for adding a little pop.

Taking a camera out for a stroll in Vail always brings back interesting natural patterned perfection. Gotta love a macro setting to see things you wouldn't normally see.


Fresh air....

Sometimes you just need to turn off the computer, get outside, and do some exploring. Pictures from our recent excursion doing just that...didn't even have cell phone reception!

Bear Lake, Rocky Mt. Natl. Park, 1.5 hours northwest of Denver