For this week’s project, I decided to spend a morning at the Huntington Gardens in search of natural patterns. I had two things going against me, a horrible white sky and wind. So I decided bamboo groves and cactus gardens didn’t move much and focused there. I also chose to spice things up a bit with a little home photography and bought some pretty orange tulips, picked a lilly from the yard, and hauled out my poor under-appreciated nautilus shell.
It was an eye-opener – I kept finding myself saying “who knew?”
- A lilly has beautiful lines on its delicate white petals
- The definition of a pattern includes the word “predictable” (I only discovered this as Peter and I were evaluating my abstract images to determine if they could qualify as a natural pattern – the answer is no)
- Pricking yourself on a cactus spine hurts…really hurts. (And I didn’t do it just once, my need to avoid clean-up in post, was greater than my need to avoid pain in the moment….apparently)
- The inside of a nautilus shell could be so interesting. I had seen many photos of this shell before, but when I started photographing it, I just couldn’t stop.
- Tulips have a will of their own; no matter how hard you try to place them, they will go where they want to go, and keep moving after you get yourself set up and take the shot.
Week 3 project: Below the Knee
In terms of the injury index, so far I’m 2 for 0. Let’s see if next week I can go without hurting myself.