Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Photo Bin - February 2012


The photo opportunities were few and far between this month so this trio of February images truly embodies what the Photo Bin is all about - misfit shots that fit nowhere, illustrate no particular post or story to be told, but do seem to manifest something worth sharing. At least to me.

The shot above is a stretch of feeder creek that trickles into my home waters, taken on one of my first warmwater fishing forays of the year. The roots that criss-cross this tiny waterway bring to mind an earthy ladder by which I descend the eco-structure from woodland to wetland to river. A delightful descent it is.


This second odd little shot shows the morning sun streaming through our deck railings, splashing tiger stripes against the Old Town stored underneath. I've gone down those steps countless times for the dog's morning constitutional and have never noticed the phenomenon. But the sun's path creeps steadily northward each day and this particular morning held our first snow, perhaps intensifying the effect, so it may not have been as evident in the past. Whatever the explanation, that day it made a bold statement.


And finally, a self-portrait. Actually, this is a tight crop on an image used a couple of posts ago, in Bug Eyed, but I noticed in the reflective dumbbell eyes an image of the photographer in action, trusty Nikon to eye.

Misfits all - photographer included.

5 comments:

e.m.b. said...

But they have, indeed, found their place in the world...as I believe, have you. What a beautiful "bin"...

Brk Trt said...

Great shots.
Sometimes when you take a photo you don't realize how nice it is til you put it up on the computer.

Howard Levett said...

The first photo is strikingly beautiful. The second is attractive as well. The third, well...2 out of three.

Mike said...

Thank you, Erin. I do believe that I have.

You're absolutely right, BT. And sometimes it takes a little crop or a minor tweek to bring something out that you didn't realize was there. Digital photography is endless fun.

Howard, I couldn't agree with you more.

Sanders said...

All great shots...even the self-portrait (despite what Howard may say...ha!)