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Flora, Fauna, Persona
the art & writing of Desirée Isphording
Nature photography 
17th-Oct-2004 08:56 pm
I just added some recently developed photographs to a previous entry (the one dated September 26th), and I rediscovered some other images I had taken a little before Andrew and I went to Bethlehem that I thought I would also share. Both of them were taken around the main marina of the lake and the bike trails that surround it.

"A photographer is a witness to the art that is the Earth. What I try to do is make a record of that art, so that others can see what I have seen."
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a photographer for National Geographic



This particular photo plays with notions of scale and perspective rather interestingly. I photographed it because it I thought it looked remarkably like an aerial scene of a hedgerow trailing far off in the distance. Upon looking at this image, my mother commented that it brought to mind the remnants of a forest that had otherwise been engulfed by volcanic rock (perhaps she had Mount St.Helen's on her mind). Actually, it's a picture of small plants growing up between the cracks of the parking lot :) It is said that the microcasm reflects the macrocasm.




While walking down one of the bike trails, I spied this snail (or at the very least, his shell) nestled in the deeply grooved bark of a tree. I've personally never seen a snail that far up from the ground, and I was really engrossed in the contrast of texture between spiral shell and linear bark.

· originally posted to sphinxmuse

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