Monday, July 22, 2013

Chlorophyll

It really is magic if you think about it.

In high school biology it seemed pretty simple... green chlorophyll converts light into energy.

But when you read about how that happens you come across phrases like "resonance energy transfer" and "electron transport chain" and "chemiosmotic potential." Suddenly you realize it is really complicated. Seemingly a miracle.

Without that extraordinary pigment we would not exist, nor would any life on Earth as we know it.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Glen Park

This little pocket park, in the Village of Williamsville, NY, has a large waterfall and several ponds that are home to many ducks, but I found the secluded, out-of-the-way details to be more interesting and less congested.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fourth of July

I aways forget the date of the Fourth of July holiday :-)

But anyway, happy holiday if it is a holiday you celebrate. And no offense to my friends who are citizens of other countries... especially any of you that live in England. I celebrate and honor your great nations as well.

With all the rain we have had lately (will it ever end?!) I had to layer in some blue sky and clouds, so shame on me for not being real.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Context

I suppose the blades of grass in the lower right corner give it away. Without that clue this could almost be a moss covered rock cliff, or the wall of a deep damp revine.

Wide angle viewpoints provide context, but sometimes focusing on intimate detail can be more engaging.