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Saturday, January 10, 2009

THE DIVIDE

Lucy Corrander - The Divide - Metal Rubbish in Woods



6 comments:

Hermes said...

Another great contrast. Just been to Warminster and its like all the trees are frosted. Cold but beautiful.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lucy - I like to think of you going out and taking these unusual and striking pictures. I wonder what inspires you to a particular view - or do you take a lot and then choose the best?

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

ouch - was my first reaction - just thinking about someone catching themselves on the rusty edges.
Another great shot,
K

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Hermes - I think that, just as Abbotsbury has its own micro-climate so people there can grow tropical plants, Warminster has a special version of a micro-climate which makes it more wintry than elsewhere.

I remember being given a lift in a car driving from Barnstaple to Dulverton and riding along between hoare-frosted trees. Lovely. (We just get ground frost here.)

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Weaver of Grass.

I don't know what inspires me to take a particular view - I just do!

I do take a lot of pictures - but not randomly. Usually they are of the same thing, over and over, so I can chose one with the least camera shake!

Sometimes, I might try different angles - but, strangely, it is nearly always the first one which I like the most.

There are also times when I think I'm taking a photo of one thing - and it turns out really to be of something else.

This photo is an example of this.

When I took it, I thought I was taking a picture of a rusty old bit of metal piping or whatever it is which someone has chucked away in the woods. It was only when I looked at it on screen that I realised the pipe made a divide between the growing ground elder and the dry sycamore leaves. What's more, the camera (which has a mind of its own) had focused on the leaves, not the metal. It knew best.

(In that sense, this is an example of failure!)

So - it's tempting to take more credit for these pictures than I am really due - for the most part they are down to the phone, the beauty of the landscape - and luck!

(Knowing the landscape though, is crucial.)

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Karen

Yes. Ouch! And the bit in the photo is just one end of a longer bit of twisted metal.

It would be intriguing to know how it got there. It's lieing in a place I know well so I'd have noticed it if it had been there a while - yet it's already rusty. Who went to the trouble of bringing it there? And why?

Lucy

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