And so it ends:
Lunatia heros, The Moon Shell
I found this moon snail shell somewhere on the east coast, long ago.
It is big and weighty, and its rough spots
and worn edges give it a solid presence.
The other day someone said a face without freckles is like a night sky without stars.
Smoothly perfect surfaces have their place;
but rough spots tell deep stories.
It’s been a good exercise to create five black and white images good enough to post. Thank you, Sherri, for inviting me to the party. Now it’s time to get back to color – spring pinks and fresh greens are brightening the Pacific Northwest, thanks to unusually warm weather. I’ll post photos of white-flowered cherry trees from a stroll through a botanical garden soon. And then there are the softly subtle desert colors of southeastern Arizona. I have to work on those photos too. The natural world provides an embarrassment of riches.
Photo: Indoor natural light, on watercolor paper backdrop. Panasonic Lumix G3 camera and 20mm Lumix prime lens, f 2.5, 1/60. Processed using Lightroom and On1 Perfect Effects.