I came across some pics I took this spring in black and white. I thought the depth of the tone made them wonderfully artistic. When you think of Spring, you think "color", lots of beautiful color. However, looking through these images made me "feel" the crisp fresh air of a cool Spring day. Sometimes it's good to see beyond the "color"....
This morning I sat among the trees and the breeze and conjured up this little poem, I love sitting in the woods on a breezy day and "listening" to the trees "sashay". The feeling of one with nature and the universe, The power of the wind and the gentle tune of the songbird, the awesomeness of life and living.
in my circle of wilderness...
the silence of everything but the birds,
singing in the echo of the trees
The trees giggle and sashay
dancing all around
Oh sun, my universe, where are you
You shine bright with only a "patch" of light
I see you, but do you see me?
in my circle of wilderness (delusions)
Then, suddenly the faceless dancer tickles my cheek
bringing a feeling of existance and peace...
I am here
© Carla Pickens, leapdaybride 2014
Every once in a while, I look back on some of my old sd cards and revisit some of the images I have saved. It's funny how you can go over and over sd cards and always find something new. I don't know why I've never published this image, I obviously thought the tree was amazing! I was probably taking a lot of pictures of trees at the time and just somehow ignored this one?
This image is from 2011, taken at Fontainebleau State Park, St Tammany Parish. I edited in dhdr sepia orton effect. I love the highlights of the moss, the tree seems to be reaching out to speak to you, and sepia is a perfect tone for Oak, it gives it that "antique" feel as Oaks often imply. I think I may be looking over some more sd cards while categorizing and filing them in some sort of system I can deal with. Right now they are in a ziploc bag! YIKES!! Anyways.....Check out this beautiful State Park if you are ever near Mandeville, Louisiana, just before you cross the Causeway going South to New Orleans. Great nature photography hike. :)