Discussion in 'Photography' started by smkie, Nov 13, 2009.
My series on Vines
Those things are huge!
I love how the vines curl around - especially in the second shot. It's such a clean view of those vines. On the first, I really like how that vine at the top starts close to you and leads in to the rest.
ETA: I jumped the gun and missed the "*more*". Keep them coming!
Hyia and I have a special surprise series so I am going to keep some for those and eventually get it all put in a slide show. We have a section of the woods..a paw paw patch she calls her jungle gym. She fell off days in a row but she finally found her balance. IT was great fun and we have an mutual interest in them. I can't find them in mom's book..when we were kids i always heard them called goat vine. Someone told me the older the woods the more abundant and thicker the vines will be. Some of them don't touch a branch for a hundred feet up.
THis one we think was stripped by porcupine. It was near the tree bark that had porcupine bites in it.
THe mad flamigo
I will have more next week.THanks for viewing.
This is an excellent series, Smkie! Both Mary and Hyia compliment everything and I still can't get over how big those vines are....Especially that first shot in your last post.
I'm still struggling to do the vines downtown justice. Unfortunately, the last of the leaves are down now - which means I've lost that opportunity until next year. Hopefully by then I'll find a creative angle which works for them (growing up a decaying concrete wall).
I mentioned Hyia in general terms, but that first shot with her in it....I hope that gets framed. She looks so at peace and at home.
One last thought before I head off to bed. Those shots looking up to the canopy (or lack of it at this time of year ) give an amazing perspective.
THat's her chair. SHe has one named her horse, and the jungle gym..i got a print of the chair one because i agree...she's relaxed and happy. One for my daughter too.
Looking forward to seeing your vines when you get them. Good night.
Those are pretty wild! Very interesting
Loved them !!!!
I don't get vacations. I haven't seen the ocean in 25 years so I have to be happy with what's underfoot. Just glad I have a place like this to smooth out the stresses. THis fall has been glorious. THe paw paws had some crazy color too.
I have posted this one before but i wanted to share the blanket effect you got down there. It had an otherworld feel to it.
this is by far my most favorite.
everything was a different shade of yellow. Mom said she heard on the radio that the weather had something to do with the intensity.
It was perfect, not hot, not cold, not too damp but not dry either. I stayed outside unless it was absolutely necessary. A lot of things got put on hold because it was just too good to waste. ONe thing Hyia and I share is we would both rather be outside than in.
Everywhere you looked there was something beautiful.
you couldn't ask for better backdrop than this.
even green was intense
I want to put this all together in a book for Hy for Christmas
I would love to bring my dogs out there! that land looks awesome for letting them run!
IT's not real big, but big enough. IF you stay over an hour there is a chance you will get too close to residential. IF i want to go for longer periods of time then i go to another place that isn't surrounded as much by houses.
One of my favorites.
Wish i could have had my nikon for this but i never would have been able to shoot as much film. THis is my first time with digi and that alone is a delight. Just miss the shutter speed and the quality of focus my manual has. I have found in about two places, one distance, and one up close what seems to be sharpest and my photos have improved because I am aiming for those two distances in particular. SOme of these were early on and not so hot tech wise but subject matter was awesome.
THat is about a 40 foot drop right in front of Victor. He climbs those cliffs sideways up and down..his skill as gotten better with each trip. He likes to balance on the side of things. Pepper seems to aim for the straight up way too, i think they like the challange. Mary of course is the most practical. WHen Hyia was having trouble getting up or down the steep hills I told her to watch Mary and go that way. Hyia has muscled up a bit too and her balance is WAY better. FOr me it's a healing place. It is where i played as a child and where i want my ashes to go.
Yea, it just looks so nice . like , outdoors in a bush... i dont have that near me.
But i want to race this girl .
Beautiful!!!! You couldn't want for better muscles and the coat and body build are awesome as well.
We've got those vines - matter of fact, our older horse Sparky got himself trapped by one. He went between 2 trees, stepped over the vine with his front feet then couldn't pick his hind feet up enough (he has one bad leg). He couldn't back up either so he just stood and waited for someone to find him. A least he's a sensible horse and didn't panic... he also nickered when he heard us calling so we found him a bit quicker.
Do you know what they are called? Oh my goodness I can so see that happening! Glad the horse was a smart one.
I'm not sure... I always thought they were grape vines. I do know to stay away from the hairy vines! Lol!
lol i saw an evil poison ivy vine thick as my arm today. Yup. I stay away from those too.