For some reasons, staying out here in the country, with all the quiet and almost static serenity, does not induce me to spend more time reading, or even on quiet meditations. I’ve been so busy commuting, and if I’m around the log home, I’d be busy observing and appreciating the natural environs here, taking it all in by means of photography.
I have been using mainly my pocket digital Panasonic camera, haven’t even had time to sit down to learn how to use the Nikon which I’ve also brought along. For now, I’ll have to be satisfied with some snap shots…hopefully one of these days I’d be able to use a real camera, and a zoom lens, for more serious photography. Here are some snap shots of my surroundings.
Good fences make good neighbors:
The shack between the wires:
A country sunset:
The building material:
What I have are images, but no words came. The literary doesn’t come naturally to me I suppose. With these sights and sounds, I hope the poetics would come sooner or later…
More pictures from my log home can be found in these posts: From a Country Garden, and Summer Indulgence.
10 thoughts on “Nature Photography”
Great photos, Arti. Those rock sample ones are fascinating – so much texture.
Shari: I was quite surprised to see the rocks came out like these in photographs because from my own naked eyes, I could hardly see all the details and shades of colors. It’s a different world out here in the Prairies…although I long to see some waters, and the beach, …and whales…Thanks for stopping by.
The picture titled “Golden Sunset” looks like one taken out from a jigsaw puzzle. Absolutely fantastic. I wish I were at the country, Arti.
Ah, Arti ~ What a treat in this blog and the one prior. The green glow you see to the southeast is me, with my envy showing.
I used to go to a place on my own version of Tinker Creek, west of San Antonio and Kerrville.
Nothing there but a cabin, three springs, woods and a lot of limestone. Loved it, although I would have loved it less had I been the one chopping the wood.
I could still do it, although lack of internet would be a problem. I suppose that’s why God’s making USB modems these days. There are a few blogs percolating from those urban-idiot-meets-the-country days – it’s a different world, as you mention, and hard to interpret sometimes. Hilarity often ensues.
Loving your blog more and more. Enjoy the great gift you’ve been given!
Foodiewil: That’s a good way of putting it…like a jigsaw puzzle, or maybe… postcard…
Shoreacres: I didn’t know I’ve been so ‘technology dependent’ until I live out here in the country. I feel I’m just not together, despite all the natural beauty surrounding me. It’ll also be more complete if I have some waters of some kind, …maybe a lake or something…am I asking too much?
Nice pics, especially the wood. Take the time to learn your new Nikon!!! (Although, I’m doing the same things with my new D80 …)
thegirlfromtheghetto: Thanks for the encouragement…I’ll definitely look into it one of these days (hate to read manuals though).
So beautiful, Arti. I love Canada in the summer, and your photos make me wish to visit Alberta again.
Vic: Ha, I got your hint…”in the summer”. It’s beautiful out here in the winter too, and the weather has warmed up a great deal in the winter months in recent years.
These are spectacular, Arti. I love the light you’ve caught in both the fence photos.
nikkipolani: You can see glorious sunset out here…so it’s really not too hard for an amateur photographer like me to capture its beauty. Also, the fences do have their own character… Thanks for stopping by.