Thursday, July 3, 2008

Layers


Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous underpinning of form:...certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both the eye and mind.

Texture is everywhere we look, and nature's paintbrush is capable of stunning feats. I hope you enjoy the rough-hewn beauty of tree bark as much as I do.

Image and text c Lynda Lehmann.

26 comments:

  1. a great texture. excellent photography

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  2. exquisite!

    happy 4th to you and yours, lynda :)

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  3. This is SOOO lovely! I too love textures and a whole external drive full of just textures. When I was Chaco Canyon, New Mexico this summer I probably sent 2 or 3 hours just photographing the lichen on the bare rock atop Alto Mesa. The colors were astounding: blue, orange, black, green , yellow and red and often all the colors were in one place.

    Your site is just gorgeous. My eyes get all excited when I see it!! :) :) Your work is just wonderful.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Lynda! The textures really stand out.
    There's a special place in my heart for trees in every aspect - so staunch and strong and enduring and ever so wise if we care to study them.

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  5. Kia ora lynda,
    Beautiful. As I become more familiar with the mountains and forest I find I slow down and observe more, or feel the texture and relate to my surroundings. Kia ora.
    Rangimarie,
    Robb

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  6. Your photographic captures of texture always intrigue and inspire me, Lynda. What you write is so true. I could get lost in examining nature's textures.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  7. Lynda:

    Absolutely beautiful. I could sit and look at this image for hours. The composition is fabulous and you've really captured the wonderful texture.

    Happy trails.

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  8. Evlahos,

    I have a whole new series on texture, mostly the realm of tree bark with its crusty textures and moss and lichen colonies. I'm in love with textures, and I'm glad you liked my shot, too!

    Hope all is going well for you... :)

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  9. laughingwolf,

    likewise, happy holiday weekend to you and yours as well!

    i'm glad you enjoyed the photo. i'm always happy when nature lovers like one of my images! :)

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  10. Jennifer, we're quite like-minded that way. I am mostly into photographing textures on rocks and trees, right now, and the life forms that thrive on them! It's a fascinating microsm!

    I wish I could join some of my blogging friends for photo shoots! We would have such fun and a great visual adventure!

    I haven't been to N M yet, but plan on gettting there soon and spending some time there, if possible!

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  11. Janice,

    "There's a special place in my heart for trees in every aspect - so staunch and strong and enduring and ever so wise if we care to study them."

    Your words express my sentiments, exactly! A friend once said to me, "Why are you always looking up?" I told her
    "Why should I turn down the elegance and graceful beauty of a tree to stare at my shoes?" lol...

    I hope you are feeling well, Janice, and that your arthritis is at bay.

    xxx

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  12. Hi Swubird,

    It's nice to see you. I haven't posted or made the rounds in a few weeks, and it's good to finally have high speed, and be able to do that.

    I'm looking forward to visiting your blog soon.

    Lynda

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  13. ROBB,

    FEELING IN HARMONY WITH OUR SURROUNDINGS IS SO IMPORTANT TO BEING A WHOLE PERSON!

    NOT ONLY THAT, BUT IT FEELS SO GOOD!

    GREAT TO SEE YOU, AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

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  14. Very cool. Love all of the different colors & contrasts, too!

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  15. Lana, thank you! Good to see you... :)

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  16. Tree bark can make perfect abstract shots - thanks for sharing.

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  17. it looks like a really majestic abstract...
    the texture is incredible Lynda ...
    good to read that you are on high speed..
    hope your 4th July weekend was enjoyable :) :)

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  18. Your speak so well. Wonderful photo and wonderful words as well. :) Love the texture in this photo!
    I hope the you had a happy 4th. :)
    *HUGS*
    Angela

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  19. Wow, great pic, I'm going to have to start looking more into textures.

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  20. Kriz, Kim, Angela, and Bob,

    Thanks for coming by. It's good to see ya'all. I have missed my blogging friends.

    I hope to get over to your sites today! :)

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  21. Cindy, thanks. If we lived closer, lol, I'm sure we'd go out taking photos together!

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  22. wonderful texture, I love tree bark too.

    Thanks for your comment on my sheep photos btw, the sheep got sheared a couple of days after I'd taken the photos!

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  23. Welcome back, Lynda!

    I love textures too and yours came out beautiful - can't wait to see more!

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  24. Lynda, an AMAZING photo!!! Don't you love finds like this. :D The world holds many delights too few people see. Thanks for sharing.

    Glad you're back. I have had a busy summer. My first project has been sent in. :D Today I had my professional portrait taken. That was interesting. Not used to all the attention. LOL But followed the directions of the photographer well and had an easy session. This is all so out of my norm, but I'm getting used to it.

    Hugs, JJ

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  25. crafty green poet and KML, thanks for looking and commenting. Kathy, you seem to be taking off at jet speed, with EC! :)

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  26. JJ, i have to get back to your blog to read about what you've been up to! I'm glad it's going well for you!

    xxxxx

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