Monday, August 18, 2008

The Photographer in Me

July 2006, In memory of my Mom the summer following her death I planted dark flowers all over my deck; almost purple/black salvia, and deep purple heliotropes and I found this deep, dark colour of nasturtiums and planted them everywhere. My Mom absolutely loved nasturtiums and I absolutely loved my Mom. I love this photo. It feels so solitary, yet peaceful.

I have a thing for fungi. I love all the different kinds of mushrooms, toadstools, and fungus I find everywhere. You have to click on this image to make it huge to appreciate the beauty and perfection of these tiny fungi.

I took this in December last year (2007). I was walking my dog Bert in the blueberry field, as I turned the corner the sky in front of me turned black, but the sun shone intensely behind me. I ran all the way back to the house (few acres) to get my camera, because the light behind me was bouncing off the the white bark of the birch trees and they were almost glowing in front of the black sky. The dark and light intensified the red in the wintering blueberry bushes, and the green of the moss. It was not quite as dramatic by the time I made it back with my camera to take the picture, but I still love the contrast and intensity of the red and green.
This is a similar shot, and only a week or so later. I liked the contrast of the dark sky against the snow and again the intensity of the fiery red blueberry bushes.

In my photography I try to relay my spiritual connection to the natural world. Nature always astounds me with her variety, her perfection and the ingenuity with which she encourages and brings things to life, but also in the beautiful ways she assists in the process of death and decay; which itself becomes imperative for her process of renewal. She is pure poetry.

6 comments:

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

I love the last two, the contrast between them is stunning.

Tamara said...

What wonderful photography. I, too, love the peacefulness of the first photo.

Dr Shock MD said...

They are beautiful, get a flickr account and show us many more, regards Dr Shock

Annie said...

Aqua, I was touched by your pictures and your messages with words. Nature is what connects us in our healing and your post helped me reflect on the death and life of my partner. Thank you. Annieok121648

Aqua said...

Thanks everyone...I have been taking tons of photos lately and am supposed to be going out to take pictures on Friday. I will share more.

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