I'm always fascinated by looking through your eyes.
Claire, these photos took my breath away. I was following right behind and left my footprints just after yours. xo
dbs - thank you. I could (and will) say the same about you and the way you interpret the world! My father is 'colour different' (as opposed to 'blind') and as a child I wished with all my being that I could swap eyes with him for one day so that I could see how he saw the world. Now I understand that each and every one of is colour-different and it takes each and every one of us to illuminate this wondrous world and all its glorious corners. ; )
Dear M - oh yes you were and oh yes, you did! xo
may i ask you what kind of camera you use? these are just amazing! susan
You make the small things of this world seem enormous and magnificent. xo
Those photos "are" a poem, Claire.I like the old man of the sea, too. :)
And how fauna-like the sea flora. The shore needed you to help tell its story. Always fascinating, beautiful and so unfamiliar. xo
Hi Susan - the camera is a small 'point-and-shoot'; Lumix DMC-FX150, a sharp little camera with a Leica lens and excellent zoom (14mega-pixels with HD video capability.) It went everywhere with me when I was in Antarctica two years ago - I found the picture quality way better than anything I took with my Canon SLR. It fits into a pocket so is easy-as-pie to take along on walks, etc. . . xo
Thanks, RachvB - the relationship between micro and macro is thrilling! Rhythms and echoes everywhere one looks. . . ; ) (Hope you're having an invigorating time on those rapids, Rach - take care out there on them wild white waters.) xo
Thanks for seeing the poetry in these images, Helen - and for saying so. Perhaps poetry can be heard and seen wherever we wish to find it? L, C x
thank you for the info, claire. i have a good camera, actually a bit too sophisticated, so i havent learned yet how to get the best from it. and, let's be real, the true key to your wonderful photographs is the eye that sees before clicking.
Dear Marylinn - how interesting you should be drawing notice to the similarities here between the ocean fauna and flora. Certain of these kelps look like animal flesh or snake skin, don't they? Biologists are apparently entering new territory these days, considering the validity/efficacy of old classification systems and dissolving the divide between some groups of fauna and flora, at least on the micro-level. It seems they have more in common that they have at variance with each other - a message we humans are being invited to ponder, too? xo
Susan - a pleasure. I know what you mean re; too sophisticated! I am better with simple gadgetry, anything that can be operated without having to wade through mega-manuals! I suspect you and I and our cameras would take very slow walks together - so much to look at, see, observe (each one of these actions, distinct and different, yes?) . . . xo
Lovely! Claire -these pictures are a feast for the eyes. Thank you.
Mary, Mim - thank you, thank you. xo