Saturday, July 31, 2010
light, shade and perspective
--John Constable (1776-1837) English Romantic painter
The quote fits this simple photo well, I think -- it's not that the subject was so compelling, it was the interplay of light and shade that got my attention while standing on a cliff overlooking the Blue Hole. I was impatiently waiting for the clouds to role in so I could take my shots of the waterfall, when I noticed how beautiful the sunlight falling on the leaves was. And given my position on the cliff, I was also seeing it from a unique perspective. I focused in on this particular section of the tree, drawn to the solid dark lines of the trunk and branches against the glowing green. I guess the point of all this is I think the quote above is a good reminder: look for beauty everywhere and in everything.
I should know what kind of tree this is -- but it's escaping me. It's pretty common in this area - and quite distinctive with its red-ish colored fruit. Any help?