Saturday, January 03, 2009

Lost in weeds


"Winter Tapestry"
Off Loop 338
Odessa, Texas


I love weeds.

This is part of a long series of photos I got home with yesterday. I sat cross-legged in a field of knee-high dry weeds, poking my camera through them. I set my camera to "telephoto," on my camera that's zoomed all the way out in macro. It creates this dreamy depth of field. As much as I love these photos when I get home, I love composing them in my view finder. It's a delightful, tiny world in which to get lost.

5 comments:

Bobbie said...

The weeds in the foreground look like bluebells, I can just see you as you wonder about all you see.

Kris Cahill said...

I love weeds too! I don't think of weeds as a bad thing, ie; "weeding the garden". These weeds are lovely.

Your plants always look like they are deeply engaged in something serious and important, or frivolous yet still important!

D.C. Confidential said...

This is a lovely photo! The color and the mixture of soft and sharp shapes and angles makes it riveting. I love how you find the beauty in things the rest of us would dismiss.

The other day, I was out walking and saw a stand of dead flowers. Normally, I would have walked right by and not given it a second glance, but I stopped and asked myself, "How would Debi photograph this?" I made an attempt, but am not pleased with the results. Next time, I think I'll try sitting down and shooting. I have a feeling, based on your results, I'll have a better outcome. And, as Kim points out, I just might hear what they're conversing about!

John said...

Great. Blue.

lisasarsfield said...

Are you sure we're not sisters? Adopted out maybe?

I totally get what you said here. I would love to share my weeds with you...

Thanks for your lovely visit the other day:)