Saturday, December 05, 2009

select a theme: Transitions

The assignment this week was to select a theme, e.g. serenity, peace, quietude, and then take a walk and use nature as your palette to express that theme.

I had a bunch of words in mind...but 'transitions' seemed to inspire me.

The rich transition of color as the sun is just thinking about rising.

The change in light within just a few minutes from the rich indigo and orange to a frosty light.

We're at that exhilarating window of time between autumn and winter. The evenings are still rich in color bathed in warm light at sunset...

but the mornings are frigid and the leaves starched with the first frost.

From moonrise to moonset, there are so many transitions of light, color, and vitality, these are but a few.

Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

p.s. make sure to visit the other participant's projects, too!

18 comments:

anmarie said...

The frost covered buds are just beautiful! I really enjoyed your theme and photos!

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

My goodness you live in a gorgeous place.
You have captured some incredible images. Transition seems to on our minds these days... I see so much in your gorgeous images,simplicity, peace,yet rich in detail. I really appreciate the siloutte with the multitude of colors in the sky...and yes,the horse grazing peeking over the hill.
Just stunning.

farmama said...

These photographs are stunningly beautiful! Each and every one of them! The light, the colors, the frost......etc! So funny that we chose the same theme! I can't tell you how long it took me to think of that word!
I hope you have a nice weekend!
sara

florali said...

I agree with all the above, just beautiful! The horse, the buds, the LIGHT! Really lovely.

knitspot anne said...

simly beathtaking, thank you gayle.
my favorite are those frosted roses . . . that should be a yarn color (don't we know a dyer???)

Tia said...

simple and stunning !

JelliDonut said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for posting them.

Carolyn Parker said...

Stop girl--- I can't stand it. You just go on and on, one stunning beauty after another. I mean get a grip, how much do think I can take?

Thank you so much dear heart (art).

Carolyn Parker said...

Sweet horse, stunning moon, chic frosty roses, stunning landscapes.

Rhea said...

Wow, your pictures have this charm I can't put into words! Nice meeting you:)

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

your photos are outstanding. i could comment on each one. what a place you live it.
the white horse and how you captured it in two photos, the frost on the rose buds and the sun thinking about rising. these are so very pretty. i am glad you are a part of this project.

p.s am i reading that right!?!? FIFTY FOUR SOCKS? you have got me. i will be reading from now on friend. THAT is impressive.

p.s.s
jane austen movies. yup.

.. and i love the photo of your cat eating cake at Thanksgiving. LOL!

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

i meant what a place you live IN.
ahh these computer keys!

Michelle said...

So beautiful...the ice on the roses is stunning. And the horses? Amazing...

kyndale said...

amazing shots. It looks beautifully cold there. The picture of the frost on the roses is great. I also love the horizon shots. The colors are so brilliant..and subtle. The all white horse pictures.

Earth Mama said...

I love the way you captured transition. Your photos are warm and soft to icy and cold. Wonderful pictures!

:)Lisa

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! These pictures make me a bit envious that I wasn't on that walk with you! Love them all, but the horse ones....priceless!

cupcakefaerie said...

Beautiful shots. Your work is so inspiring. Just need to get off my bum and start shooting again.

underthebigbluesky said...

transitions seem to be circling a lot of us. i have too many words for these photos. the horse, by far takes the cake though.

gorgeous!