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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Walk and Click Wednesdays ~ January 23, 2013


Slipping on my mud boots is still an everyday occurrence if I want to go for a walk in the woods. Even thought the sun is out, the recent wet weather has left everything muddy. Since I've been missing the sun, due to overcast and gloomy skies,  I decided to look for light as I trekked through the woods. I knew there would patches of light filtering through the tall trees. I only had to keep my eyes open and find them.

When I'm out walking, I'm always looking for something unusual, either in shape or color. I looked up and there was light creating shadows on this spiny seed ball of the American Sycamore tree.  The color is ordinary, the shape is ordinary, but add the light and you have a little bit of beauty in the rather dull winter woods


I'm fascinated by the curlicues that wandering vines make. It's like this little vine is growing in circles searching for something to cling to.


I found a little light dancing on the creek water. I can never take enough pictures of water. I love the movement caused by ripples and the sparkles of the sun.
 
 
This fading leaf stuck on a sticker vine looks almost transparent as the sun shines through it. It reminds me of thin tissue paper.

More often than not, I'm looking down. I tread lightly trying not to disturb nature's beauty.  This pretty moss that clings to rocks is only about 1/2" tall. It seems to really be loving the wet weather!
 
 
I hope you've enjoyed a little nature walk with me. I'm linking up for the first time with Photo Walk Wednesday. I've recently found this group at LAF Custom Designs. I think it will be inspiring and interesting to see what others see as they Walk and Click! Stop by Lissa's blog and check out the other links and join us if you can!

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19 comments:

  1. I´ve enjoyed a lot... such a wonderful photos, love the first one and the sicamore seed. Thanks for sharing

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  2. I certainly did enjoy the walk with you. I loved the blue colors in the creek water.

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  3. I love all of these shots - especially your walking boots. How did you set up your camera - on a tripod or just on the ground? I been thinking about a "foot" shoot myself the last couple of days, but haven't gotten around to it yet. You have just given me a kick start!

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    1. I sat my camera on my camera strap to keep it off the damp ground. Carrying a tripod is just too much trouble for me!

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  4. I love the angle that you shot the moss at, I never think to get down to that level. I am always shooting down on it, thanks for the inspiration to try something different.

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  5. Love the light though the leaves. So kind of you to take us on your walk.

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  6. I loved joining you on your walk through the woods. I dearly miss woods and water here in my new setting. (However, this afternoon I spent a happy hour sitting on my patio with a book in near-seventies temperatures, something I certainly couldn't have done in Maine today.) Walk and Click Wednesdays sounds like fun. I'll check it out and maybe join you next week!

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  7. Cathy, you have captured the light and shadows beautifully! Yes, looking for the unusual is exactly what I envision this journey to be about. I especially love the curly vine and shadow!! Thanks so much for joining Walk and Click Wednesdays!!

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  8. What a great outing, Cathy! It was fun seeing everything through your eyes. Wonderful, wonderful water pic! Water is always a big attraction for me too. Walk and Click Wednesdays sound like fun.

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  9. Enjoyed your nature walk. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Nice shots! I could find many beautiful things through your photos.

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  11. My fave is that first shot of the muddy boots, but I am partial to low POV and to feet as well. I felt like I wandered the woods with you. I would have trouble finding the things you did to shoot-I stuggle without a contrast of nature and man made (hence back to the boot shot). I absolutely love the water image-cut diagonally light and dark and who can pass by the lone leaf? Not me. Have a great day. cool meme for sure.

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  12. Wonderful! I especially love the muddy boots shot. What a story they tell all by themselves.

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  13. so much beauty and wonder if we just look closely and you are just talented at finding such great details on your walks!

    your nature shots always make me a little envious and wish that i lived a little closer to the woods. :) but then again it would require that i actually venture out of the house besides just going to work. which right now is not that appealing. guess i'm in serious hibernation mode. :) xoxo

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  14. There is nothing more inspiring than going on a nature walk with you. You do make such amazing discoveries. Your search for light was well-rewarded. The macro of the moss is quite amazing.

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  15. You've been out walking and enjoying all the beauty of nature that can be found at this time of the year. I liked the spiny seed-ball and water shots are always so fascinating with the light shining on the surface and attracting our attention.

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  16. I loved going on this walk with you! Excellent images, as always. That last one is especially beautiful with the vibrant greens. Did you use your new lens for these?

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    1. I had two cameras with me this day. The first one is taken with my new lens and the others are taken with my trusty little point and shoot. It does macro so well and you don't need a tripod!

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  17. All these macro shots are so full of texture. Wonderful job!

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