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Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Series of Seed Pods


The final lesson has arrived from Kat. Find Your Eye: Journey of Inspiration has come to an end. Thankfully she has a wonderful blog that will keep me inspired. Our lesson involved looking through our photos, trying to find a common thread. It could be the subject, the light, or our point of view.  These common treads connect the images into a series, a group of like photos. Although I haven't really thought about series, I find after reviewing my images that I have several. The largest would  be my photos of mushrooms. I always look for them when I'm out walking. I'm fascinated with their delicate structure, their amazing colors and their varied shapes. When I see a mushroom, anywhere, I want to capture it. I may take 20, 30 or even 50 photos trying to get the shot that appeals to me; the shot that makes my heart soar.

Lately, what has captured my attention is the seed pods that are only seen as the flowers wilt. Each fall, I see gorgeous trees, leaves, and autumn flowers. Never before have I noticed the seed pods. The pods that hold those tiny seeds, that when scattered will reproduce new flowers. Their shapes intrique me...round, oblong, and I've even found some that are perfectly square. Since they are my favorite, I have several images of them!

Now, as I walk along in the woods I'm always watching for seed pods. I give credit for this new eye to Kat. She has helped me open my eyes to things I've never noticed before. She has helped me appreciate the beauty of our world.

11 comments:

  1. Cathy,
    I knew you would discover a series hiding in your work! You have discovered so many different varieties of seed pods - all unique - with such gorgeous, unusual shapes. And with beautiful bokeh backgrounds. I look forward to seeing what you add to your series as autumn winds down.

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  2. Love your photos of seed pods! You really do a great job capturing these.

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  3. I was fascinated by your seed pods. It was really an interesting series. I am going to work on my series tonight. I know it will be flowers but I am anxious to see what it is about flowers that really intrigues me. I have enjoyed sharing this class with you.

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  4. These seed pods are glorious, a wonderful way creation shouts glory to God.

    I love how photography helps us to see far more, to look closer, and like you, I love to take photos of the small details.

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  5. I've never seen square/cube seed pods before, they look amazing!

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  6. Seed pods. Wow. Square seed pods?! Double wow. I imagine this will be a great subject for your macro images.
    Loved taking this journey with you. Journey on.

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  7. Yay Cathy! I immediately thought of mushrooms when I thought of a possible series for you. I love the seed pods though - they are all so interesting and yet so different! I can't wait to see as you add more to this series. Thank you so much for joining us all on this journey. I feel so lucky to have you in class!

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  8. Those little cube seed pods are amazing, and I've always thought magnolia seed heads were gorgeous. They don't grow around here, so it made me happy to see this one. Very nice series!

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  9. Love your seed pods, they're gorgeous. Love the square ones in particular.

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  10. Wow, these are all just fabulous. Wonderful job!

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