This week’s photo challenge is to illustrate layers: images of things that are stacked in front of and behind each other to create depth. I’ve always been fascinated by the sky and clouds, which is a rich source of such images. Here are three from my archives. I hope you enjoy them!
A flock of puffy clouds in the blue sky over Black River Bay, piled up all the way to the horizonSame spot, different day, this time with darker clouds and rain falling on the far side of the bay
A gentle sunset over water, with a tree-covered bluff in middle distance and a bit of beach in the foreground
Posted in response to Lens-Artists #67: Layered, with thanks to Amy for this week’s challenge.
This week, Patti challenges the Lens Artists to post photos with silhouettes. I love this topic! I take a lot of pictures of the sky, and this often includes dark things silhouetted against a bright sky. Here are a few of my favorite silhouette photos.
First: Three images with sunsets
One was taken from the marina at Sackets Harbor. I love this image so much, I used one like it for my Twitter header.
One was taken nearby, at the 1812 battlefield, as some young people sat on the stone wall watching the sun go down.
One was taken at the Port of Rochester, when we were staying at the marina there.
Next: two images with stormy skies
One has a leafless winter tree, and a tiny patch of blue showing through the gray clouds.
One has a bird silhouetted against those stormy clouds.
Finally: one with blue sky and clouds and a power pole with a tangle of wires
I was struck by the complexity of the cabling on this pole.
Posted in response to Lens Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes, with thanks to Patti for posting this week’s challenge.
I love taking pictures of clouds, and have posted sunsets several times before (for example, here, here, here, and here). This one, from August 2016, is a particularly florid version. The sky was just showing off, and I love it!
Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Rise/Set
First of all, I want to acknowledge that there are actually 118 known elements, not just four! But I’m happy to play along for the purposes of this week’s photo challenge and focus on just the four “classical” elements. Here you have them all in one image! Rocks and plants in the foreground (earth), clouds up in the sky (air), the sun (fire), and Black River Bay off of Lake Ontario (water). I hope you enjoy the pic!
Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Elemental
My husband and I went to the shore of Lake Ontario back in August to photograph the lovely sunset, and I wound up taking this picture of him looking west. It’s a very relaxing image for me, not only because of the wonderful colors and the natural elements of stone, water, and tree, but because he looks so peaceful. I’m sure he spent most of that day out on the water in our sailboat, playing wind against sail to get a few extra knots out of the rig, but now he’s just enjoying the view. And so am I.
Posted in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge: Relax