Sunday, November 02, 2008

2Things Challenge- Textures/Shapes

For this week's 2thingschallenge-Textures/Shapes, I defer to
some landscape images I took on my trip last month.

If you look closely you'll find that our landscapes are much
like quilts with many textures and shapes.

White billowy clouds, with ever-changing shapes we imagine
to feel like cotton. Golden hills shape the land, mounds of
earth covered with rocks and vegetation each in its own
shape. This glassine-like body of water in its organic shape
surrounded by spindly triangular shaped evergreens
and tall slender grasses. Do you see what I see?
Click image to enlarge.

Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana

In this next image you can see that the water's texture has
changed as it is pushed through the narrow gorge. It
becomes thick and opaque as it churns and foams, unlike the
tranquil glassine water of the lake. Each rock or boulder's
shape is constantly evolving, by wear and water erosion, as
rock and water exchange places. Click image to enlarge.

Columbia River Gorge- Oregon

You can see the many different shapes in this pool of
colorful rocks. This image was taken at the water's edge
looking into the lake. Under water their texture is slick
and smooth, once removed and left to dry they are
rougher. Click on image to enlarge.

Lake McDonald -Glacier National Park, Montana

What I know for sure is when you don't look, you can't see.

Please exercise your right to V O T E-Tuesday, November 4

Thank-you for your visits and kind words. -Andrea
My other blogspot "ThE ArTful Eye"

10 comments:

The Boisterous Butterfly-by said...

I love and adore the last photograph of he colored stones and am so amazed that nature can produce such beauty. My son and I would have loved to spend some time there. We were always looking for colored rocks on Goat Rock beach by the Russian River.

Bev said...

Beautiful pictures. Nature has the best designs, shapes, textures.

Bev said...

I have just gone back to enlarge, and I do see what you see!

Dream With the Fishes said...

Wow, I've never seen rocks like that in my life! How gorgeous. It looks magnificent enlarged!

lisasarsfield said...

Wow, the lighting in the top photo is wonderful. So restful.

I love the rocks too! I had no idea they could come in such soft pastel colours!

Dusty Lens said...

I find it interesting how quilters use landscapes in their stitching. (the quilt exhibit at our state fair is Mrs. DL and my favorite exhibits). Well done 2 things challenge!

John said...

I left no comment here - came back cuz I really love the top image - the landscape is amazimg and if you take out most of the sky it is like a Brenton. Incredible light.

Also love the movement in bottom half of rapids.

My best.

John said...

Thomas Hart Benton

If I could spell....

Debi said...

Hey Andrea,

I've been thinking of you. I've got something special in mind. Would you email me?

debimailbox-blog2007@yahoo.com.

Debi

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I have thought about you so much the last few months. I hope you are well. Love Nita