24 January 2011

Mosaic Monday: Treasures Found on a Winter Hike


I love Mosaic Mondays so much that I start thinking about themes and images days ahead of time, both because it spurs my creative imagination and because I want to be sure I have time to create just the right image mosaic. I wouldn't mind a set theme, as we have for The Sunday Creative, but I also enjoy coming up with my own because it helps me think about my images in a new way and even plan for them ahead of time as I plan hikes and photo shoots. This week's theme came to me earlier this week when I went for a short hike in the mountains just south of town and forced myself to look for interesting things instead of bemoaning the lack of flowers and leaves and other "pretty" things. A pale seed head, lichens low on a rock, a fossil (yes, a seashell fossil, in the middle of New Mexico at 8000 feet above sea level!), and a disintegrating cholla skeleton are all beautiful, even if not "pretty," and the world around me is much more interesting for having noticed them. I can't wait to see others' mosaics -- try it out and see what you come up with!

6 comments:

ju-north said...

Thank you for your kind comments! (Can't find an email address for you).
Only been doing photography for a year so I look at others' blogs (like yours) for inspiration!

Lesley said...

Lovely natural mosaic, love the earthy colours!

A Garden of Threads said...

Mother Nature always has interesting things to photography. Great shots!!!

lisa said...

What a beautiful mosaic! I love the textures and wonderful colors. It must have been a fantastic hike!

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely mosaic. I love Mosaic Monday too as it's an opportunity to play around with different compositions and create something interesting. Great job!
~ Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Ali said...

Your photography is stunning, love all the textures and natural colours in this set....so much!

Ali