Sunday, January 12, 2014


"I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was.
I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature."
Wynn Bullock

On Saturday, I went on a photo shoot with a group of Eastern Sierra photographers...
they came from Big Pine, Lone Pine, Mammoth, Bishop...
We went to a spot just outside of Bishop...called Bishop Drainage. didn't really sound all that interesting to me either!!!
(and I really just wanted to hang around the casa with TheChief, Kelly and the kitties!!!)

The best part of the location was the ice formations...
the snow was a bit tired...the flora also a bit tired...
so I experimented a bit with ice...
Honestly...I never really did get all that inspired.
I cropped the heck out of this shot...and it's ok...but not one of my best...
When we reviewed and critiqued the pics...
this one was everybody's favorite of well as one of mine...

What do you think???

Linking to...

Seems I've connected to next week's song!!!


  1. This is a much better photo to post than old, tired and dirty snow!

  2. I like it! I know what you mean about not being inspired. Been there. Sometimes I've gone home with practically nothing.

  3. I love the way the ice has shaped around the leaves into a soft leaf shape itself. Well spotted. I know that feeling with inpsiration doesn't come. It's so hard. I think it is at those times we learn the most-forcing ourselves to find something to work. I'll do that, or at other times I'll just accept it's not happening. Its often right at that moment that a small gem appears. I'm glad you found "something" beautiful in an uninspired day.

  4. Yes, it's unusual and catches the eye. You went out looking for something to photograph -- that's the important part, I think. The looking. Unless I have my camera in hand, I miss so much of what's all around.

  5. Nice photo, like the melting ice round the leaves

  6. I like it. I agree with Susan on how the pattern of the ice that's melted away resembles a leaf shape. I like the textural look of this very much.

  7. thanks all!!! Actually, the area was a lovely little spot just off the road...but yes...the snow was a bit tired as was the flora...It will be a beautiful spot come Summer or even next fall...

    When I went to Santa Fe for the photography workshop with the guy who used to work for Ansel Adams (Alan Ross)...he told us that when Ansel wasn't inspired...he turned the camera down...ergo Ansel's close ups!!!

    Guess my instincts are right on!!!

  8. «Louis» thinks it is a fabulous shot, in no small measure because your subject is quite unexpected.

    «Louis» continues to marvel at your ability to match the quotes with the images.

  9. I really like the texture of the ice, and it's formation around the leaves! So glad you are drawn to next week's Song-ography song...I look forward to seeing you back!

  10. It's a very interesting photo. I like how the ice has frozen around the leaves.

  11. I love it, Kathy! It's atypical and I think you're stretching. Always good.

  12. Thanks Petrea!!! I'm actually most comfortable with macros now Petrea!!! I think I'm a bit tired of always shooting landscapes up here...I like different!!!

  13. There's nothing worse than if you don't feel inspired, but I think you've got a super image here..I'm just blown away by the fact its so cold there's actually ice :)

  14. I like this a lot. My inspiration has been zilch recently. I once met Wynn Bullock on a photo excursion with my photography teacher, who was his friend. :)

  15. I think it's fantastic! The shape of the melting ice almost seems to mimic the leaves it's covering.