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Wednesday
Nov032010

glowing marshgrass sunset

at last, at last!!  monday's clouds led to quite a colorful sunset :))))  the clouds has been busy all day but i have long since given up on being able to predict what sunset will be like...that day the gloomy afternoon low cloud cover had a break at the horizon line at a good time for that sunlight to bounce off the bottom of the clouds :)))))  i went out, set up, and waited for the moment...

Wednesday
Oct132010

fall sunset

bright electric black
on black. luminescence inked
into a skyscape, muted
pranced clouds cover
still the water
colored shadows run
darker than the deep
backlit by the sun.

- kath howell

Tuesday
Oct122010

fall color

sometimes an image for me is all about the colors :)

my imagination feasted on the all the visions i saw in the yellow...!

 

Tuesday
Oct052010

glasswort in green

i don't often handhold the camera (i am a confirmed tripod user!).  however, the glasswort is at its most appealing to me when i am down on my stomach crawling amongst them, shooting macros, and a tripod is just not handy for this :) so this is the time of year i get to some camera-in-hand work...

this is another one shot in the last few weeks, before the rains came...

Thursday
Sep302010

glasswort in context

and finally, a view of the glasswort which might make it more familiar and recognizeable...

Wednesday
Sep292010

glasswort group

a slightly more traditional view of the glasswort, this time sitting in front of it...

Sunday
Sep262010

down in the glasswort

as i said, i do enjoy crawling at ground level among the glasswort...

Friday
Sep242010

glasswort in stride

yesterday afternoon was perfect for a glasswort prowl :)  i say "prowl" becuase i spend a lot of time lying on the ground crawling around with my macro lens buried in the glasswort!  what a wonderful world of light and color can be found there on a gently lit fall afternoon...

this grouping drew my eye, and put me in mind of someone "steppin' out" :))))))

 

Thursday
Sep232010

glasswort pano

i continue to be fascinated by the fall glasswort!  yesterday there were high thin clouds to diffuse the light a bit so off i went :)

i am often asked about this plant...and now is the perfect time of the year to go explore the tide line for it -- in the right light the colors really jump out!

Wednesday
Sep222010

a sign of fall

this leaf wallowing in the bubbles created by the windy surf yesterday caught my eye...i guess fall is really on the way!!

 

 

Tuesday
Sep212010

whelk at rest

it seems that everywhere i look at low tide there are whelks!!

i turned this one over briefly to see the inside...don't worry -- i turned it back over to settle into the mud happily :)

Saturday
Sep182010

last of the sea lavender

i've been thwarted so often lately by overcast sunsets that in desperation i went out this afternoon.  the light was a little harsh for my taste, but light is always helpful when trying to get in close with the sea lavenders!

Tuesday
Sep142010

september bouquet

later that same afternoon, strolling home along the shore, the late afternoon sunlight filtered through clouds and highlighted this section of various marshgrasses, glassworts, and sea lavenders :)))) fall has definitely started!!

Monday
Sep132010

whelk hotel

time to get back in the swing of things!!  extra-low tides recently called to me :) strolling along the mud flats the other day a friend spotted this magnificently decorated specimen!! this is a living one, and there were a dozen or more others nearby, some buried in the mud to keep wet -- none as splendidly outfitted as this one was...

Sunday
Jul042010

happy 4th of july!!

this is from last night's splendid town fireworks display :))))

Saturday
Jul032010

backlit horseshoe crab shell

a couple of evenings ago i found 2 of these shells close together up in the marshgrass at low tide. i couldn't resist a close up look inside it :)

Wednesday
Jun302010

2 buds in the sunset...

from that same day, soon after the previous post, i found some buds that had not yet blossomed, tightly wrapped but ready to pop :)

Friday
Jun252010

rosa rugosa sunset

the day before yesterday i went out for a late day shoot...but what caught my eye were the searoses along the shore which were being lit by the long flat sideways last shafts of daylight.  this is a view of the sunset light from inside the flower :)))

Tuesday
Jun222010

the tide comes in...

i had been searching (and waiting) for a shot with periwinkles and marshgrass.  sounds easy except that most of the little guys are on rocks exposed at the lower tides which are well below the marshgrass line.  as a bonus this one was reflecting a bit of the sunset off its shell when the tide was perfect for this shot :)

Monday
Jun212010

loads of color!

saturday, in advance of sunday's storms, the sunset was diffuse and had some color...and it was low tide!  that is a combination i love :)  i didn't find any appealing shells, and the tide was below the marshmussels, but the rocks and stones and pebbles were covered in periwinkles!!  my eye was attracted to this section by all the colors there were in such a small area!