ROUNDUP

2016…

A roundup of images from the year for you to enjoy. I gather these together at the tail end of 2016, here in the far end of earth’s time zones. Some of you have already struck the midnight gong and won’t see this until the first of January. No matter – the roundup is a bridge to the new year as much as a summation. In the coming months ideas will be refined, techniques tried again, subjects explored anew, discoveries made. I expect there will be something new under that future sun, too. We’ll see.

 

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I leave you with this little wren, tousled and mussed from the rain but sharp-eyed as ever.

I’ve grown this year, no doubt, and there’s more of that to do. The give and take among bloggers keeps me motivated, and scrolling through Flickr often helps inspire me to loosen up.

Thank you for supporting these wanderings – here’s to endless interestingness – and to the discovery of beauty in unexpected places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


42 comments

  1. A splendid selection Lynn demonstrating your versatility as well as your keen observation. It was good to visit some old friends. Very best wishes,

  2. Your lovely selection reflects a successful year indeed. We second your sentiment on growth, we can only hope the same for ourselves. Thank you for your sharing. Happy New Year, Lynn!

    • 3rd and 13th – I counted too – the little leaf bud and the water reflections – both taken locally. That water was quite dirty, which worked to my advantage that day. 🙂 You never know what you’re going to find, right? Thank you, Adrian.

  3. Your eye for beauty is showcased so marvelously in this selection of your unique style. Your comment “here’s to endless interestingness” is echoed here, but then there’s that saying: “may you live in interesting times” that crosses my mind. I suspect that’s not the sort of ambiguous thing you were thinking of ;). Wishing you the serenity and beauty that shows through in your images for the coming “interesting” year!

  4. I think I’ve been living in Texas too long — or just long enough. I read your title, “Round Up,” and immediately thought of you out on the range, rounding up your stray pixels to bring them home for branding.

    It’s a nice conceit, actually, and you certainly are developing your own “brand.” There are some images here that I really do like: the storm over the scrubland; the teal-and-gray washed tree; the landscape with orange leaves that looks as though it could be a Monet; and the portrait view through the conifers that looks as though it could be a perfectly kept vintage postcard. All, just lovely.

    I hope you’re more than a little pleased with these images. They’re certainly worth your admiration — and ours!

    • Of course, I was well aware of the western connotations to the tile, which I like. But as usual, you take the idea beyond the beyond!
      The Monet-ish landscape is trees reflecting in pretty dirty water – it worked for me! 😉 Thank you for singling out a few that strike you – the danger of posting a group of one’s favorites is that people just say, “Great” and move on, and there isn’t much feedback. But I don’t like just posting one at a time, so there you have it. Next up, too many photos from the local conservatory…

  5. what a lovely collection to round up the old year, or in my case, to start the new blogging year.
     
    love the wren, and i especially like those grasses which are growing through that construction fence undeterred. lots of hope in both of those. thanks for sharing. here’s soending you cheers and blessings for 2017   🙂

      • I’m so pleased you singled out that photo – I’ve taken a bunch of grasses around those orange fences – I just love the look, for the aesthetic and for the reason you mentioned. And wrens are just wonderful, aren’t they? I was lucky to get a decent shot of that little guy. Best to you!

  6. What a nice batch, Lynn. Want to know my favorites? Numbers 1, 7. 10, 17, and 25. Number 23 makes me think of Ansel Adams’s Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. Happy picture making in 2017. I look forward to seeing more of what you do so well.

    • Thanks for letting me know which are your favorites…#23 was taken on a very dull, overcast day and I worked to get that photo, so I’m glad it works for you! And #25 was on the same day, but as you can see, I played a lot with the processing to bring out the mysteriousness of that spot. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do this year, too, especially in Florida!

    • That’s kind of you, Susan…I’m trying to improve all the time, and it comes in fits and starts I suppose. I know you’re always working at it too, so best of luck to you this year!

  7. Lynn, you have the eye of the artist, revealing to the viewer what they guessed and hoped about the world around them but perhaps had not seen before. I remember many of these images but not all, so I am delighted to see this rich offering. The dark skies over the meadow -stunning! The drifting melting nature images that you do so brilliantly – well, I always wish that I could walk right into them. Thank you for sharing your vision, as you have enriched the world by doing so. I wish you all the best for the coming new year.

    • Your comments are very much appreciated, Lynn, just about leaving me speechless. And the feeling that you could walk into an image is one I like to evoke, so even better! I hope your year is full of beauty, in the garden and out of it, for all the senses.


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