"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