Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do...
~Rumi

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pebbles, Shadows & Thoughts




Folks, I have to admit... my job seems to be taking most of my good energy, so I haven't been out taking many photos :(. The lovely sky photos I've shared in the last few posts have been when I've been lucky enough to have some interesting weather come my way after work. I spoke with a friend of mine "back home" today while on my lunch break, and she said "When are you going to update your blog?!" So I thought I'd share a few photos I took while out on a trail down south near Carlsbad Caverns about a month ago. These little rocks & pebbles with their shadows really intrigued me. I tend to pay attention to the little things... the details. With the sun setting, even the tiniest of pebbles cast such long shadows, and I love how the low light brings out all the texture & details in the rock. I think these images might also serve a future purpose one day as a template for a painting perhaps, or to try & achieve a similar texture on a clay surface. Speaking of clay, I did get myself signed up for a clay class in September... I can hardly wait, as I cannot begin to express how much I miss creating!! I'll give more details in a few weeks. If I can manage getting up early enough tomorrow to hit the farmer's market before work... I'll be sure to take my camera along & hopefully get some good shots to share!

10 comments:

Randy said...

Love your shots Becky. Since moving here I seem to be more in tune with the smaller things in life. Don't work too hard.

Rick said...

Very interesting photos Becky! Good reminder to pay attention to the smaller things.

Hey, don't worry about the blog - we'll be here checking when you're ready. Look forward to seeing some of your clay creations.

Have an awesome weekend!

clairz said...

Yep, what Randy said--deep breath, slow down. You are well on your way with these amazing pictures.

Annie said...

Becky, I LOVE these photos. They are like abstract paintings. Beautiful. I can't wait to have some fun with you this coming week, so glad you get a day off! Sounds like you need it. Tommorrow is my only day off in 11 days. We work too hard!
xoxo

JM said...

So simple and yet so beautiful! Glad you shared these.

Angela Recada said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice message!
:0)
I adore how you see things - your photos are stunning, from close-ups of cracks and pebbles, to wide shots of the sky and rainbows. Beautiful!

Doris Sturm said...

These photos are VERY cool...agree with the shadows casting an interesting dimension to these photos. They look like a board game or an abstract painting or even another planet...it really spurs the imagination.

I guess you'll be updating your bio to read Santa Fe, NM? How long have you lived there?

becky said...

Hi Doris,
Nice to have you here! I've been back & forth from Oregon to New Mexico for the past couple of years... trying to decide where "home" is. I just got back to Santa Fe a few weeks ago... it is nice to be back!
:)

Barb said...

I think these shots already seem like art!

Pat said...

Very intriguing shots! I love them!