Futility

After all the rain in the last few days - water is cascading everywhere!

After all the rain in the last few days – water is cascading everywhere!

The environment at Hemer, rich and damp, the fungi are king.

The environment at Hemer, rich and damp, the fungi are king.

As a photographer I am limited by my knowledge or mostly lack of knowledge of the rules of photography.  I work mostly within the automatic settings on my camera and have never had or taken the time to learn much else.

This morning and yesterday morning – I really needed and wanted to be able to do more, understand more, show more of exactly how glorious the mornings were!

How futile my attempts at capturing the moments – how rich the colours of our environment – how amazing the play of light and water – a constant endeavor to capture and hold the moment to share in the photographs of the day!

Touched by Magic

Touched by Magic

Images were sharp in the morning light

Images were sharp in the morning light

Both mornings were incredible.  The clouds were breaking up as the sun rose in the sky;  the trees, grasses, branches were gleaming wet and the air itself was dripping with water – the results of the rain of the night before.  Everything was glittering in the Sun.  The sun’s angle was low and the moisture was evaporating and filing the air with refracted light and shadow.  Contrasts were very high – too high – most of the time to really show just how beautiful the views were!

Shadows and light met with sharp edges!  No softness in the images.

Shadows and light met with sharp edges! No softness in the images.

Yesterday we walked through Linley Valley and around Cottle Lake.  One side of the lake was shadow and the other side was light.  I learned that taking shots from the dark looking into the light do not usually turn out well.  But Oh the opposite could produce the most amazing results!

There was water cascading everywhere; small rivelets and streams where none had been before; established streams were choked with leaves and running high over the mossy rocks.  The sound of the moving water was a steady part of every moment of each of the walks.

Reflection – Cottle Lake

Mirror Perfect!

Mirror Perfect!

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AT the entrance to Hemer Park - looking across the marsh.

AT the entrance to Hemer Park – looking across the marsh.

Today we walked through Hemer Park, around the marsh and out the other side – it was magical.

Like yesterday the sun was at a low angle to the trees and marsh.  Like yesterday it had rained, poured the night before.  The ground was soft and squished as we walked.  Puddles and pools of standing water were part of the trail system.  Here the trees were green with lichens and mosses.  Hemer is a much damper environment!

Reflection – Hemer Park

The puddles were full of reflections - each one sharp and clear as a mirror.

The puddles were full of reflections – each one sharp and clear as a mirror.

I hope that you enjoyed the walks today.

Lynette

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About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Futility

  1. emld2 says:

    Your words and pictures convey the drama of the landscape very well. It’s stunning!

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

  2. Tenar says:

    Your photography is taking my breath away, no matter what you think you know or not.
    I feel that sometimes the impürtant thing in photography is not so much having all the technical stuff down, but seeing and catching those special moments. Yo definitely have a special talent for that.

    • Thank-you!

      Part of photography is about being at the right place at the right time! Then to see the image in your mind. The other part is knowing what to do at the time! LOL!

      I am glad that you like what I see!

      Lynette

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