It’s All In The Details: Nature’s Patterns


 

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

~Paul Strand

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Monterey Cypress and Algae, Point Lobos

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Moss and Trees, Point Reyes

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Ground Cover

 

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”

~ Annie Leibovitz

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Oaks and Moss, Marin

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Algae on Monterey Cypress, Point Lobos

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Cypress Tree Tops, Point Reyes

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Bark 

 

“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” ~Dorothea Lange

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Sunlight and Moss

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Pines, Marin

 

 

Nature, Trees, California, Close-Up, Photography, Nikon

Monterey Cypress, Point Lobos

 

“I see something special and show it to the camera. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.”

~Sam Able

 

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102 comments

  1. Your Photography is so so wonderful man!! Just anybody would love to fall in love with these captures by your lenses..Its just wonderful..keep it up!!

  2. Gorgeous variety and detail here Jane!

  3. a beautiful array of patterns and textures! I love all the different perspectives!

  4. Indeed – and such beautiful details. I love the variations in colours and the beautiful and almost surprising patterns.

  5. What marvelous shots, Jane. You have a great eye. 🙂

  6. These images make my haeart happy. I just love the quotes as well.

  7. Those tangled branches are so reminiscent of a body’s inner space. Great textures.

  8. The shot through the trees into the water is my favourite, but the algae on the trees is most amazing. Love this quote: One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.”

  9. Beautiful images Jane. My favorite is the Oak & Moss image.

  10. I have such great memories of our visit to Point Lobos; thanks for bringing them back with this stunning gallery of photos. Best wishes 🙂

  11. You have done a wonderful job with the nature patterns here. It is a subject I enjoy shooting too. ‘Ground Cover’ is my favorite.

  12. Another stunning post, Jane. I love the abstraction in these pieces. You have a remarkable eye.

  13. Yet another stunning post from you. I love the abstraction in these photos. What a remarkable eye you have.

  14. Stunning! My favourite? Ground cover, but many of the others still gorgeous

  15. These are amazing, Jane. Thanks for sharing your eye with us!

  16. Magic. Being a tree lover this is a feast. Thank you for being there, Jane, swinging your wand!

  17. I love these, Jane – and I’m surprised to learn the orange stuff on the cypress trees is an algae – interesting! Did you desaturate everything except the orange? It looks like you did but not being a Californian, I’m not sure!
    I totally sympathize with the Leibovitz quote – haven’t seen that before but I have often had similar thoughts. The Lange quote brings to mind the oft-quoted Zen admonishment to “Practice like your hair is on fire.” The Sam Able quote gleams with generosity – I love it.

    • Hi Lynn, Aren’t the grays and oranges beautiful? The colors are true –no desaturation. The bark is a silvery gray and the moss almost looks like snow. Incredible with the bold colors of the algae. So nice that you like the quotes, too. I find them inspiring. I love your Zen quote! Thanks for your thoughtful comment– much appreciated.

  18. The last photo looks almost exactly like Madeira – Ponto di Sao Laurento!

  19. I really love the moss on those trees, Jane.
    Beautiful photographs.

  20. Wonderful photo set, Jane. Perfect with the title that “it´s all in the details.” I love trees and moss and your magic view to capture the extra in the ordinary.
    All the best
    Stefan

  21. The tangle of branches of the Monterrey cypress is interesting – they know which direction they’re going. 🙂

    Algae can take on any color, but is largely influenced by the amount of light it receives and the ecosystem it lives in. Apparently the algae has found a natural source of carotene to color it orange.

  22. These are fabulous

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  23. Lovely set of images and words, love the Monterey Cypress shots. :>)

  24. This set is one of the best group of forest images I have ever seen. I love the patterns and colors..

  25. Wonderful collection of photographs Jane – the Oaks and Moss in Marin is my favorite.

  26. I am a huge fan of lichens and mosses, they create the most interesting natural patterns so I have really enjoyed seeing these photos. You have a wonderful eye for the detail and I love that quote by Annie Leibovitz

    “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”

    How very true!

    BTW the bark and leaves – are they not some form of foliate (leafy) lichen?

    • Hi Jude,
      Thank you! I am, too, and find the colors and shapes fascinating. You are correct about the bark image– I knew leaves weren’t accurate– I amended the caption. 😊 Very happy you enjoyed this one. Hope all is well with you.

  27. Nice pics..can I steal you for my nephew’s birthday?😂😂

  28. Wonderful pictures! The first one is my favorite. I love the colors and the way the branches are shaped.

  29. That first photo is a grabber, Jane. I love the colors and shapes.
    Ω

  30. Hi Jane I see you are in the woods but no I am not mentioning the one which grew up there. The multi coloured leaves are my favourite

  31. Some terrific quotes this week Jane, and as always a beautiful take on the challenge.

  32. just love these …great detail…the algae is quite amazing!! great eye!!!

  33. You have quite an eye for EVERYTHING! Love seeing the world through your lens…

  34. Thanks Jane, they are really beautiful. I wish they were so beautiful when they land on our porches and driveway…but worth it!!!

  35. 🙂 Beautiful pictures!
    Have a very HAPPY Sunday! 🙂

  36. These are beautiful shots, Jane.I love them all!

  37. An eye, second to none. I like the first comment but would add that few care to truly ‘see’.

  38. These are an amazing and extraordinary series of images, Jane! Very beautifully and artfully done! 🙂

  39. Those details of trees are so cool!

  40. Fascinating shots. Takes some skill to find such creative ideas! Cheers from Poland!

  41. You have a great eye to see those patterns. I like the ground cover photo towards the top the most.

  42. Amazing photos Jane, I’ve never seen moss looking like this. Only familiar with Spanish Moss dangling from trees in southern Georgia and in Florida.

    • Hi John, Yes, I am more familiar with Spanish Moss, too. Not sure if this is different. I thought the orange algae on the cypress was astounding- had never seen that. It is called Green Algae but the Carotene makes it bright orange. Happy that I introduced you to some new nature scenes. Thank you so much for looking and commenting.

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