I see the white wisps of a great horse being swept along on a rolling wave.
I see a young lost soul looking out from a dark hollow shaped like a heart.
I see the rippling spine of a soaring Snow Dragon as it swoops and glides by.
I see an ancient stone colossus peering through the misty curtain of time.
What do you … see …?
These were amongst my first experiments with shutter speed and water. And I suppose my imagination can get the better of me sometimes 🙂
November 2016, local canal, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman
During one of my walks along my local river, I was so taken by the sunlight filtering through the trees and reflecting off the cool water. I felt like I was peering into some magical, watery fairy realm. The light lit up the bottom of the riverbed and bought out the beautiful earthen colours which would have otherwise lay hidden there in the dark. I flipped the original image over so the reflection ended the right way up, and did not have to do much else with it in editing. I am always on the look out for the unusual as well as beauty and wonder, and I am always in awe of what nature bestows to us.
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August 2016, Staffordshire, England.
Not quite …
… but leaves fallen and left to drift upon the water’s surface, and specks of tiny plant debris sprinkled afar as if they were stars.
Photograph taken November 2016, local canal, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.
Sweet peas appear sweeter after the rain. They almost look like they are made of frosted glass.
A spider’s world view after the rain.
We actually needed some rain for the garden, and this morning, between showers, I popped out into the garden with camera in hand to take a few shots of the magic the rain had left in its wake.
These tiny raindrops filled with light were taken on the long slender leaves of my Montbretia (Crocosmia) plants, which had suffered to varied degrees during the exceptional hot weather of late.
I love to see the water droplets on vegetation after the rain has fallen. Everything appears fresh and reinvigorated, so much more alive. The reflections of light in the tiny spheres can be quite magical.
Photographs taken June and December 2015, rear garden, Staffordshire.