"For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication." Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LEAFY ART


This is an image from my San Gabriel River trek on Wednesday. An extreme close up of a leaf that was obviously a meal or several meals for some hungry little critters.

I love abstract expressionism and I've tried my hand at painting some abstracts, mostly acrylics on canvas. I think I was somewhat successful but finding these abstract bizarre patterns in nature as been more satisfying. A draftsman I'm not. But the camera allows me the opportunity to explore shapes, colors, patterns that I would otherwise not be able to reproduce manually.

The above image was taken with the Nikon D7000 with a 50mm lens fitted with a +4 close up filter. The camera was on my tripod and the shutter tripped with a slight delay to avoid shake as much as possible. It was a pretty breezy morning and I waited for the wind to die down a bit snapping images quickly before another draft came through. I was down in a very steep gulley making a perfect tunnel for the gusts of wind.

ISO 200, f11, 1/160th of a second.

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