These are the same kind of seed heads that were used in the previous post but they are photographed in a warmer light. It’s quite interesting how slight changes can have dramatic effects. The strength of the light and shadows can change the transparency, tones, and visual ‘weight’ of the subject significantly. Also, something that is making a difference here is the colour of light bouncing onto the subject. In most of these images the light is being bounced off a bush with purple leaves, casting a warm light into the shadows and onto the seed heads. More transitions…
69 thoughts on “Shifting Light and Form 2”
Such airy… beautiful !!!
Thank you, Andi.
Oh, Karen. Wonderful!
Thanks, Antonio. They are becoming a bit painterly, I think.
yes, i agree with you. you’re very good, my friend.
You are very kind Antonio! X
CJ, I think you are the first person to ever comment here with that word. Thank you:)
I’m a bit in love with blues…thank you!
Like delicate beautiful dress. Very sexy in deed.
Ha, ha! Thanks very much, Yoshizen.
Beautiful dancers in air and light Karen..
Thank you, Cath.
Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely stunning! I really wish there was a dress that could capture those delicate textures and lovely hues…
I believe there is one in the works! 🙂
Thank you very much, Sophie.
oh WOW!! 😀
As I mention before about your pictures as an art, the last set of them is looking like watercolour painting. Awesome!
I guess I am pushing them in that direction. They are inspiring some painting and drawing ideas! Thanks so much, i like that you think of these as art.
Just so gorgeous.
Thank you, Elena.
Excellent, very creative!
Thank you, Phil!
So beautiful and delicate. I see I’m not the only one in here who sees delicate fabrics. I really like the shades in the first photo.
Yes, you are right, Trish. There are others who see them in a similar way. thank you!
I am completely speechless with admiration Karen..
Helen, thank you. Those are very kind words.
These are stupendously beautiful
Thank you so much, Christian. I appreciate that!
I see one, fifth down, that looks mammalian. Like a dog or a cat, maybe a bat.
I think of transitions but also of perception, how the things we can’t see clearly become so mysterious but also become a frame. The closer we are, the harder it is to see.This just happened to me with my novel, and it’s so hard to get the full picture.
Perceptions are interesting, we all read things so differently. I like it when images are not to straight forward and mean different things to different people. Sometimes it’s hard to look at our own work with fresh eyes, I understand what you mean!
(I think of a mouse when I look at that fifth one.)
Lovely images. Deep and soft.
Hi Jennifer, thank you!
Incredibly beautiful and each one very unique…
Thanks, as always Marina!
Maybe it’s just my eye, but if i stare at these for a while, they almost appear to move ever so slightly… Odd, but wonderful 🙂
Oh, that is interesting. They are trying to take up the breeze perhaps.
Wow. Simply stunning. I LOVE these Karen. They are like paintings. I am just imagining them on the wall of our new home… that would be cool 🙂
Emily, I so appreciate your comment. I’m honoured you would consider my work for your home. Thank you. 🙂
That would be cool!
Such a treat, all of you posts for September arrived today to my mail. Gorgeous soft photos that come to life. Great work Karen. 😀
Thanks so much, Shez!
I adore your work, Karen…always have…so beautiful….
You are very kind to say that, Scott. I’m happy you do! Thank you.
It’s inspiring, gentle, and comes from a good place…. You are very welcome. 🙂
Bellísimas tomas Karen, me encantan!, besos
These are wonderful Karen. Almost like x-rays or even as if shot through a microscope (in terms of the quality of lighting and dof).
Thank you. There are a few I thought of as x-ray like, also. It’s getting the light just right, I think.
Good heavens! What gracious dancers they are! Is it fashion week? their taste is superb! 🙂
I’m not sure when fashion week is, Gigi. Apparently this is the height of fall fashion in the plant world, though…
Beautifully captured Karen, stunning images !
These are beautiful! They have a kind of angelic quality, and the ones with blue are very dramatic, Props to you!
Thank you for your comment!
Breathtaking. I am simply blown away by your creative use of focus. I find your artwork inspiring.
Thanks for your great comment, I appreciate it.
Nice. Flower looks like is not there, but is there (I hope) 😉
Indeed, it is there! 🙂
It’s interesting how much of a difference the colour change in the light makes, compared to the previous photos.
Yes, the subtle light shifts make a big difference!
They dance and shift with such delicate steps. Lovely work.