Great Blue Herons seem to get all the attention. Probably because they are so large and conspicuous. Green Heron’s are not nearly as easy to spot and I would guess most non-birders probably couldn’t identify them on sight.
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Here’s my submission for this week’s photo challenge: Textures.
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This week’s photo challenge topic is Satisfaction. I batted a few ideas around and ended up with this photograph taken on a recent visit to the James River. You may not see anything satisfying in the photograph but that’s okay. I’ll explain.
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Sunrise on the river is one of my favorite ways to start the day. When the water is calm it’s hard to image a more peaceful place. Approaching the river fills me with a sense of wonder and a profound appreciation of what lies ahead. Soon I’ll be out there among the herons and geese.
Great Blue Heron’s never hang around long once they notice you’re paying attention to them. I paddled past this one at a distance and ignored it until I got close enough to snap a few pictures.
Canada Geese preen and sun themselves on rocks below the Huguenot Bridge early one August morning.
This rusty piling seems out of place among the old wooden posts.
On a bright, warm winter day I found myself in the company of white giants reaching for the deep blue sky. It was about 60 degrees fahrenheit but the naked sycamores and the hard light reminded me not to get used to the weather.
Natural objects on the shore the James River, near Richmond, VA.
I wanted to capture contrasts in this image. The bright sunlight filling the upper right corner of the frame versus the dark shadows of the stones. There’s also the serene, softly moving ripples on the water contrasting with the smooth but fixed and solid stones.
Sometimes we can find our duality in the simplest places. Without hard there is no soft. Without bright there is no dark.