Birch Face
Birch Face

As humans, we are programmed to look for faces, since that's how we distinguish friends from foes. But that means we often see faces where where there are none.

Fall Colour Explosion
Fall Colour Explosion

Sun breaking through the clouds helped to create this shot, featuring the contrasting colours yellow/orange and blue.

Found Still Life
Found Still Life

The needles divide the frame into two halves, and there are interesting subjects in each half. As a bonus, the orange leaf points towards the knot in the wood.

Green Pond #1
Green Pond #1

The rock is the main subject here, with the dark parts of the pond helping to draw the eye towards it. The strong orange/green at the upper right is balanced with a large area of solid green at the lower left.

Tree and Sky Reflection
Tree and Sky Reflection

While we know what this is, the ripples in the water serve to give it a somewhat surreal feeling.

A Gentle Touch
A Gentle Touch

The way the tree has reached down to touch the surface of the water seems touching, almost intimate, to me.

Green Pond #2
Green Pond #2

The vertical expressed by the tree branch is complemented by the circle formed by a current in the pond.

Blue Mushrooms #1
Blue Mushrooms #1

Yes, they really were this colour. This shot required several individual shots to be focus-stacked to give adequate depth of field.

Bark Swirl
Bark Swirl

Trees are an ongoing subject that I like to explore. In this case, I found the curves in the bark and the corresponding curve formed by the lichen quite appealing.

Blue Mushrooms #2
Blue Mushrooms #2

I found this group of blue mushrooms on the ground among a background of green with one orange element that I included for additional interest.

Backlit Forest Scene
Backlit Forest Scene

The soft light backlighting this patch of forest was quite magical. It is mostly composed of vertical elements, with a nearly horizontal branch serving to provide a subject for the eye to rest on.

Orange and Green #1
Orange and Green #1

Near the edge of the shore, I discovered this wonderful backlit tree with a mix of bright orange and green leaves. I took several shots with different compositions.

Orange and Green #2
Orange and Green #2

Here is the same backlit tree with a different, simpler, composition.

Starry Night Along the Shore
Starry Night Along the Shore

Glints of light filling the water contrast with the dark, hard rocks along the shore. Composed as a series of three triangular areas.

Birch Trees in Fall Colours
Birch Trees in Fall Colours

Another backlit shot where the strong verticals of the trees are layered with orange and green leaves.

Peeking Out from Hiding
Peeking Out from Hiding

It always pays to look down. In this case, I was standing on a boulder along the shore and noticed the crevice and the plant. Composed to provide a strong line leading to the plant.

Birch Face
Fall Colour Explosion
Found Still Life
Green Pond #1
Tree and Sky Reflection
A Gentle Touch
Green Pond #2
Blue Mushrooms #1
Bark Swirl
Blue Mushrooms #2
Backlit Forest Scene
Orange and Green #1
Orange and Green #2
Starry Night Along the Shore
Birch Trees in Fall Colours
Peeking Out from Hiding
Birch Face

As humans, we are programmed to look for faces, since that's how we distinguish friends from foes. But that means we often see faces where where there are none.

Fall Colour Explosion

Sun breaking through the clouds helped to create this shot, featuring the contrasting colours yellow/orange and blue.

Found Still Life

The needles divide the frame into two halves, and there are interesting subjects in each half. As a bonus, the orange leaf points towards the knot in the wood.

Green Pond #1

The rock is the main subject here, with the dark parts of the pond helping to draw the eye towards it. The strong orange/green at the upper right is balanced with a large area of solid green at the lower left.

Tree and Sky Reflection

While we know what this is, the ripples in the water serve to give it a somewhat surreal feeling.

A Gentle Touch

The way the tree has reached down to touch the surface of the water seems touching, almost intimate, to me.

Green Pond #2

The vertical expressed by the tree branch is complemented by the circle formed by a current in the pond.

Blue Mushrooms #1

Yes, they really were this colour. This shot required several individual shots to be focus-stacked to give adequate depth of field.

Bark Swirl

Trees are an ongoing subject that I like to explore. In this case, I found the curves in the bark and the corresponding curve formed by the lichen quite appealing.

Blue Mushrooms #2

I found this group of blue mushrooms on the ground among a background of green with one orange element that I included for additional interest.

Backlit Forest Scene

The soft light backlighting this patch of forest was quite magical. It is mostly composed of vertical elements, with a nearly horizontal branch serving to provide a subject for the eye to rest on.

Orange and Green #1

Near the edge of the shore, I discovered this wonderful backlit tree with a mix of bright orange and green leaves. I took several shots with different compositions.

Orange and Green #2

Here is the same backlit tree with a different, simpler, composition.

Starry Night Along the Shore

Glints of light filling the water contrast with the dark, hard rocks along the shore. Composed as a series of three triangular areas.

Birch Trees in Fall Colours

Another backlit shot where the strong verticals of the trees are layered with orange and green leaves.

Peeking Out from Hiding

It always pays to look down. In this case, I was standing on a boulder along the shore and noticed the crevice and the plant. Composed to provide a strong line leading to the plant.

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