How Sweet It Is…


 

 

 

 

Autumn has arrived in South Carolina when the Sweet Grass blooms.  

 

These delicate grasses make fascinating studies and it’s a creative challenge to mine the details, colors and unusual patterns.

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Sweetgrass Cascade

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Sweetgrass and Dew

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Sweetgrass Sparkler, Kiawah

 

 

“What the human eye observes casually and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.”

Berenice Abbott

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Sweetgrass, Kiawah

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Delicate Dewdrops

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

With Fronds Like These

 

 

 

“All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.”

~ Elliott Erwitt

 

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Blooming Pink

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Sweetgrass Pair

 

 

 

Sweetgrass, Kiawah, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nature, Close - up, Macro, Plants, Flowers

Sweet Morning

 

 

 

 

 

Ornate

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51 comments

  1. what great detail in these brilliant shots…..the sweetgrass is truly a highlight here in SC…what a great eye….

  2. They are so thin and fragile. But so beautiful. And those water droplets that seems to broke them… You’re cool 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on Finding My Voice and commented:
    I can’t help myself from sharing some more of Jane Luie’s beautiful photography.

  4. Wonderful studies Jane… and a great example of how it is possible to create many compositions from one subject!

  5. Beautiful images, every one. Nature is so interesting if we just take time to observe and enjoy……and photograph.

  6. How delicate and delightfully and sensitively photographed. A joy to the senses.

  7. The pinks have arrived and they are gorgeous! Wonderful macro shots Jane ~

  8. Wonderful shots, Jane! Gorgeous colours!

  9. They look like jeweled threads. 🙂 Beautiful.

  10. Beautifully ethereal Jane – fairy grass!

  11. Great series ~ the second shot really captures my imagination. The autumn grasses are special and you have captured this so very well. A perfect series of shots to go with the quote “All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.” You notice, and it adds to your talent.

  12. I can see why they call it SWEET-grass! Lovely study, Jane.

  13. Exquisite images as always Jane! And you always find the perfect quotes to go with it!

  14. A great choice for the week Jane! Beautifully done.

  15. The green and purple colors work well together. I like the pointillism effect by the water drops.
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  16. Somebody smarter than me will remember the author who carved in a cave wall the word “Behold!” under a geometric diagram featuring a hypotenuse. Pythagoras? Doesn’t matter. Well the word comes to mind very often in your presentations Jane. (I second loving the Twins. Nice pastels!)

  17. You captured the many personalities of the sweetgrass in such a beautiful way! Love the sparkler and this time of year!

  18. Lovely! The Sweetgrass Pair is my favorite, these colours!!

  19. Great studies of sweetgrass. The pix with dewdrops are beautiful – like tiny galaxies.

  20. They’re lovely studies, thank you.

    Is this the grass that Native Americans use for cleansing ceremonies?

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