VISUAL SOMA

18 Feb 2008 823 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image mountain laurel

mountain laurel

A photo from last year at this time. This was taken on the powerline right-of-way near my house, which is a scrubland habitat, but I'll put it in the "forest" category. Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), whose shadows we see here, is an evergreen shrub in the heath family, and is common in the ridgetop forests of the Appalachians.

mountain laurel

A photo from last year at this time. This was taken on the powerline right-of-way near my house, which is a scrubland habitat, but I'll put it in the "forest" category. Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), whose shadows we see here, is an evergreen shrub in the heath family, and is common in the ridgetop forests of the Appalachians.

comments (5)

  • kay
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2008, 00:39
It's nice to see someone else post pictures with snow! I love how you captured the shadow in the snow...very creative!
Dave Bonta: Thanks. snow makes a terrific backdrop from subjects and screen for shadows, and also sometimes an interesting subject in tis own right (I liked the ripples here). Unfortunately, we don't get as much snow as we used to here, and sunny days in the winter are rare, so in conditions like this I rush around snapping photos like a madman.
  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 18 Feb 2008, 16:28
The elements of this shot harmonize nicely. I like how the shadows soften towards the top of the trees.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2008, 05:30
Dave, I looked at this yesterday and found it to be so poetic. I am back today for another look.

Likey.
  • Klo
  • SF Bay Area, CA (US)
  • 21 Feb 2008, 20:25
Very nice compositio. I like the whitness of the snow!
This almost breaks my heart it's so beautiful. Damn, just knocks me out.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera FinePix S5200
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/600s
aperture f/7.1
sensitivity ISO64
focal length 13.3mm
reading lightreading light
rootsroots
trackstracks

Warning