April 21, 2019
This collection of photographs begins, in a way, where the last post left off: with trees of life. The plants growing on these trees seem a little different from the ones shown in the last post—perhaps because they immediately border the water. Two photographs separate the trees of life from reflections in the creek: one I think of as essence of tiger—a small stream on its way to the creek—and an arrangement of dead leaves.
April 9, 2014
I was lucky enough to be able to stand on a small sandbar in the creek and take this photograph facing the shore. I was lucky in two ways. Not only did I have a good place to stand without getting my feet very wet, but also I could see the film in all its glory. The reason? The angle at which the sun’s rays hit the iridescent film and the viewer’s orientation to the sun make a difference in the film’s visibility. When I was turned 90 or 180 degrees, the film did not look as colorful. The orange color of the iron oxide beneath the film predominated.
April 8, 2014
One of the many things the Myakkahatchee Creek had to offer January 5 was a huge lovely patch of the Leptothrix discophora biofilm. I went crazy shooting it but didn’t have the right lens on my camera, so most of the shots are unsatisfactory. Two, however, made the cut. You can see many other photographs I’ve taken of the L. discophora film on this page of my website. Click on a thumbnail to see the whole photograph. And if you’re curious about the science behind this gorgeous stuff, take a look at my FAQs page.
April 1, 2014
At times the lush green colors in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park almost overwhelmed me. Getting those colors into the camera in framed chunks seemed like a way to cope with them, tame them.