When my social media feed just continues to be flooded by beautiful fall colors and stunning New England landscapes with bright leaves and gorgeous reflections on water, I can't help but continue my October exploration with black & white.
It's not that I can possibly tire of fall colors, I LOVE the glory that fall brings to New England....but for this exercise, I really want to see light, shapes, contrast and most importantly, the threads of life behind the distraction of color.
I shot these ferns in full color as well, but the impact of the black and white struck me as more interesting with the beams of light showing stronger with a lack of color, it was the easiest way for me to REALLY see the light and shapes and find the inspirational moments.
this tangle of fallen branches (below) proved to be the most profound to me, and is now making it's way into all of the artwork that I am creating. I'm finding levels of meaning and metaphor in these tangles, and they are sticking with me.
You can view my "Tangled" gallery online with all the work I've created for October, including the pieces inspired by the deadfall branches. VIEW TANGLED GALLERY
After spending a large amount of time in the forest, I decided a slightly more city/human centric landscape needed exploring, but of course, I ended up making nature the star once again by focusing on the fog and the gorgeous birds!
bridge walk photo set:
Hilton Park - Dover New Hampshire
Thank you for visiting and viewing my work, I hope you will keep an eye on what I do next!...and yes, color is coming!
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