Tuesday, July 2, 2013


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.


  1. I thought it was moss on tree bark until I read the words. Totally fooled me. You are quite right about context. What a photographer includes or excludes can dramatically alter the impact of the photograph. Interestingly I wrote along similar lines (but with regards to architecture instead of rocks and moss) earlier today.

  2. This does have a certain abstract quality. It's effective in color but I'm wondering if it would be more so in black and white. I think that removes some of the context, though.