Patterns in Nature: Abstracted Landscapes

My post yesterday, Downward Spiral, had me thinking about patterns and prompted me to dive through my image library for patterns in nature.  As I looked at these images, I assembled a loosely connected collection under this theme.

Pulling together this short set, really fired me up to go find new patterns in the forests, fields, rivers and mountains where I get to spend my time.

7 responses

  1. I love stuff like this and have been exploring abstracts and textures in my work . Thanks for sharing…

    December 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm

  2. Your sensitivity to light is wonderful. I’m learning a lot from your photos.

    December 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

    • Thank you – that is one of the nicest compliments I could receive.

      Equally, I am enjoying reading about your adventures – fantastic travels and coverage.

      Cheers,

      Chris

      December 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

  3. Good for you for promoting an awareness of patterns in nature.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

    December 9, 2011 at 6:51 am

  4. Joe Labriola

    Wow! These are gorgeous, thanks! What is the first one?

    December 9, 2011 at 5:21 am

    • Hi Joe,

      Thanks for having a look and commenting. The first image is a pile of rocks that serve as a flood water break. With snow piled up and softening the hard edges, I used a telephoto lens (70-200mm set at 160mm) to compress the elements and “stack” the hills into the pattern of lines.

      Cheers,

      Chris

      December 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

  5. Nice photos and theme. I saw a doc about fractals, which had a similar theory. It inspired a poem:
    http://fmpoetry.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/chaos-and-order-within-the-poetry-universe/

    More info about fractals:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal

    December 9, 2011 at 5:13 am

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