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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Observed pattern and mark

As I travel around with my camera, I'm always on the lookout for marks and patterns large and small that seem out of the ordinary in some way or which set me wondering. Today, I'm posting a selection of recent finds that have given me pleasure.

In the first photo, I was fascinated by the meandering quality of the linear marks in the courses of dried up river beds viewed from the air (at 32,000 feet and helped here by enhancement in Photoshop). They were no longer full of water but the braided marks of its passage were very evident even without help.

Aerial view of Australia's Red Centre

In the next two photos, it was the random nature of the marks that fascinated me and in the third especially their ever-changing character as the waves washed in and out.

Moraine in Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Sea weed in surf, Nugget Point, NZ

In the fourth, I liked the changes in scale.

Dappled sunlight through a patterned roof

And in the fifth, it was again the wandering nature of the marks in the sand and wondering who the people were and where they were going ...

The beach at Hokitika, NZ


  1. All beautiful marks, Margaret ... you have a great eye !

    1. Thank you, Sharron - What a kind comment! I look all the time ... never stop. There is so much to see.

  2. The more you look, the more you see ... to the point where the looking becomes "the thing". How does the seeing lead to the doing, ah that's the question.

    1. Indeed that is the question ... the most difficult of all. From the looking and seeing I get a myriad of ideas. Ideas are not my problem. For me, it is about focusing and about knowing how to select and then to realise those ideas satisfyingly and effectively that is the issue. Ah well - all one can do is keep doing and experimenting and hoping!


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