Monday, April 2, 2012
Impressions of Weeds
This photo reminds me of a painting. It's not Photoshopped except for the frame. Early last summer I broke my clavicle when the top buckle on one of my roller blades popped open sending me summersaulting into bushes and rocks on the side of a hill. I began taking short hikes in the evening since I couldn't ride my bike as usual. It had been a wet spring and the grasses had grown very tall. Some of the grasses were blooming. Very small flowers dangling from the little brushes at the top. I had never seen grasses bloom like that before or maybe just never noticed. Some of the grasses were reddish orange and looked wonderful in the evening light. When I first saw this patch of grass I took a few pictures with my phone and was surprised how much I liked them. I went back the next evening with my camera. I used a slow shutter speed to capture the motion of the grass blowing in the wind. I like the feel of this photo but I am not sure if others will like it or not.