Tag: tree

Jun 18 2012

And the bush burned unconsumed

Moments before dawn in the French countryside. The ground still frozen, not yet touched by the ball of fire that will soon ascend over the horizon. In this frozen moment, the fire itself seems to emanate from a leafless tree, conjuring primal memories of another tree in a desert, and an encounter with a force …

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Apr 03 2012

Le chanson des vieilles amantes

There’s something magical about these two trees, off by themselves in a field in the French countryside. It was late February, and the ground was frosty in the early morning. The pale light washed out most of the color that would be apparent later in the day, so I ran with that and took this …

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Nov 27 2011

Whispers of the seasons

A fall day with no rain, over Thanksgiving weekend – perfect time for a walk around the neighborhood with the camera. (The real one, not the one with the ringtone.)

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Nov 16 2011

Baby, it’s cold outside

Once again, the camera I have with me (the one with the ringtone) displays numerous advantages over the SLR in its case at home. Aside from proximity, the shorter focal length on the smartphone camera has the advantage of a wider angle than the 18-200mm zoom lens on the SLR.

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May 31 2011

Winter into spring

I’ve been making a more concerted effort to take my camera out closer to home. Now I have to process all those pix! Oh, such problems… Anyway, the other day I was out wandering and realized I had taken another photo from the same spot at the opposite time of year.

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