Marsh, A photography collection

A couple of days ago I went to a new place to take pictures in my neighborhood.  It was a brooding day full of dark clouds.  I like these kind of days for photography because you get the best pictures of clouds.  Clouds express such a great dramatic element to any photograph.  But clouds were not the only element of drama that day...

 As I was wandering the pathways of Scriber Lake Park in Lynnwood I couldn't help but feel that something ominous had happened there.  There was a black trash bag lying in the middle of the grass, a random sock hanging near the marsh, and other strange things lying about.  I made sure that even thought I had my iPod playing in my ears that the volume was low enough for me to pay attention to my surroundings.  My instincts were on alert as I took pictures of the strange marshland.  It was hard to get past the barrier of water logged trees and plants to see what may lie beyond.  A private and protected feeling of the deeper sanctum of the marsh.  I only hoped it was protecting the birds and animals and not hiding something from being seen.  Strange that I would feel that way there as I often wander forests and woodlands on my own.  

A collection created in my gallery from this visit.  All photos similarly developed to add consistency of style and feel.   Using Lightroom and a filter called X Pro II with a gradient filter to strongly polarize the sky.  

Travel as Inspiration

When I travel, the adventure gives me an opportunity for renewal of vision.  A chance to see new things and experience different communities.  Going to Portland, Oregon is a subtle change from the ordinary.  Enough to revive this woman's heart and spirit.  Art and poetry require energy and getting away once and awhile really makes a difference. 

Forest dwelling

Forest dwelling

A forest has many faces

The daylight plays upon the surface

Leaves and flowers open, skyward

But at night, the unseen moves

Traveling along the holes and crevices

Communing with earth's mysteries

Magic inside the dark, the quiet, deep down

We are like the forest

A collection of light and shadow, complete and connected

Playing Around in Adobe Photoshop on a Friday Night

I am in a learning glut.  I really can't get enough.  You could say I'm obsessed but that would mean that I have no life.  I mean staying up until 11 every night to play around and creating is a healthy undertaking right?  I'm so grateful to skillshare for all the great classes.   I'm having a great time and I get to make cool stuff like this:

From my original photographic image:

Uploading my fog collection

Fog holds special excitement for me as a photographer.  Timing is everything because as the day grows warmer it can burn off.  That morning I woke up and saw that everything was surrounded in fog and so I bundled up and grabbed my camera.  I drove very carefully to my favorite forest, Yost Park in Edmonds.  There I was able to capture the magic of the light inside the fog.  

You Can see the light coming through.  The fog will dissipate soon.

You Can see the light coming through.  The fog will dissipate soon.