March 28, 2010

Natural patterns

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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh wow -- did I ever blow it...   I don't know if you noticed when I displayed it large as yesterday's header, but this image doesn't really have a very good focus, and I think there is a bit of camera motion as well.
[Update:   I forgot to mention that it's an old oak log]

And I had already come to this realization that I had goofed.   I had made a mental note to get back out to Miwok Meadows (((near China Camp))) to re-shoot the scene properly (((with the camera on a tripod so I would be able to use a small aperture for more depth-of-field))), but gosh, I didn't realize that the photo looked quite this bad -- it may look substantially better at this smaller size.   Please accept my apologies -- click on the image for the larger size only if you dare.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Now that I've chosen to post this, I'm sort of wondering if it qualifies as "Natural Patterns" (((the title of this post))), as the corrugated roof is definitely man-made, but I was hoping that the rust would give it some credence.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And these are sand patterns that I found out at in the area where the ocean and Bolinas Beach transition into the Bolinas Lagoon.   But the fly in the ointment here is that I already used this photo yesterday on the Daily Duo.

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Frances said...

Maybe it is because I am Not a photographer, that I did not notice that the photo (of ??) was out of focus.

What I noticed yesterday was the lovely patterns and the feeling that it was nature made vs human made . .and the intrigue of what it could be.

When I went for my daily bicycle ride, I carefully observed the varying patterns of bark of all the trees I passed, thinking that is what it might be . . but I did not see anything like it ! :>)

AphotoAday said...

HELLO FRANCES... Oh gosh, I now realize that I forgot to explain that it was -- it's an oak tree that had fallen years ago. The bark has since dropped off and several years from now (((oak is very durable))) it will have decomposed back into nature. I took other photos with the grain of the oak in more of a straight pattern, but this particular section, next to a limb had all this curly grain going on.

Marvin said...

The swirling grain patterns in the oak looks good in the small version I'm viewing. I did recognize what it was, but it would have been embarrassing had I not, since I work with wood on a daily basis.

(BTW: The US Wildflowers site is good, but the name is a little misleading. There's a great deal of variety between eastern and western wildflowers, and the author/photographer of that site is based in Georgia. You might want to try a site like California Wildflowers when looking for an ID. I haven't actually used this site, but it looked interesting.)

Jen said...

Wow, I'm inspired to look for more patterns now...

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