Monday, April 18, 2016

Nature for Seven Days


A friend was nominated a friend for a FB exercise; post a nature pic for the next seven days and nominate a friend to do the same. Should the nominated friend  take up the exercise, they are to nominate a friend, and so on and so on. 

Thus, I'm participating in a FB exercise to post a nature pic for seven days. The above photo is day two of the exercise. I posted this: The beauty and majesty of trees make me swoon. Over the next few days there may be more trees. with the photo. 

Looking through my current stock of nature photos, I observed that many include buildings. Well, I do live in a very urban area. But, even as I've traveled to or through scenic areas, the photos tend to include people, animals, or buildings--making those things the focus--over the scenery

Observation: a focus shift may be in the works. 

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17 comments:

  1. Great observation. While I love the composition of your shot here, and the lamp post and building fit well with the trees, I thinks it's a good idea to shift your focus. Always nice to change things up a bit.

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    1. Tank you. A little change is good. Yes.

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  2. I love when trees look like they're reaching towards each other. Pretty photo.

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    1. Thank you. There are a few groupings (especially now, with so many in various stages of bloom, that are reaching, caressing.

      I have to go out without the pooch, though, to settle in for certain shots. ;-)

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  3. I am looking forward to all of them. I like the asymmetry of this shot. You are really forcing us to see the trees. And, as illustr8d.com says above, they really are reaching towards each other.

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    1. Thank you. I think I shall go back to the block and take the shot from across the street. See what I see. :-)

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  4. I, very on purpose, gravitate to places without people or buildings, although I love seeing the contrast of nature in urban settings. (I wonder why the tree on the left is so un-balanced?) I hope you will consider posting all your entries here.

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    1. One of the things I love about the small village I live in (and the big city we neighbor) is the dedication to green spaces. Chicago boasts some fantastic parks--a plus I don't take as much time to honor as I would like.

      I have considered. :-)

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  5. I love trees. I love them in forests and I love them in cities. I'm glad you are featuring them in your city because they are so important in the urban environment. City trees save lives!
    xoxox

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    1. !! I'm glad my hometown and the town I call home now, take trees seriously. !!

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  6. What a great idea. Focusing on nature is supposed to be great for our health too, so that's a bonus. I might copy this idea.

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    1. Feel free. It has been nice to see each person's interpretation and nature shots. Most have a nice memory or life experience attached. Quite eye-opening.

      And a nice change from the usual kind of postings. :-)

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  7. Interesting observation. I wonder what my photo library would reveal if I look back on it. I would guess the scenery takes second place to people/objects/buildings.

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    1. There have been phases. Of course, I captured the scenes of each child's growth and special events. But, when out and about . . ? I lost a camera (and memory card) some years ago that held a bunch of what I call, "artsy" shots. This excercise made me think about that and what those were about.


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  8. I really like this photo. Even with the building and lamp post, nature is definitely the star.

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    1. Can't go too far off with trees and clear, blue skies. :-)

      Thank you.

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  9. The photo is beautiful, and I love where the lamp post falls. Trees make me happy, too. Interesting observation about the nature coming in second to the infrastructure (if that's the right word for it)...

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