Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern – Fallen Tree at Sutro Baths (The Instant of Instant Abstract Art, 11 May 2013)

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Good Morning:

This week’s Challenge won’t pose much of a challenge for me–not bragging at all, it’s just that I often take pictures as part of my “The Instant Art of Instant Abstract Art” series of photographs. The idea consists of this: take a closeup picture of an object until nothing remains except color and shape.

For this first post, I’ll let Mother Nature do the work.

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When you explore the bluff above and to the north of Sutro Baths, one of the paths will take you past a fallen tree, mostly barkless and most of its limbs gone. I know nothing about how trees decay, but would guess that at this location they decay differently. On the one hand, you have almost constant moisture from the rain and fog; on the other hand, you also have salt air and wind. This might account for some of the patterns that have begun to emerge in the wood.

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As a nice side benefit, these pictures might assist in my quest to convince the world that grey is a beautiful color.

Vonn Scott Bair

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5 responses »

    • Lily Mugford: Thank you for the very kind words. As a photographer, I don’t consider myself an artist, not yet. Seems that someone or something else does all the work for me. Vonn Scott Bair

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