I was up before sunrise this morning, and as the sun slipped over the horizon and chased away the grey blue of night, there was a wonderful moment when the countryside was bathed in the softest of light. It was as if all the colours held their breath for a single moment, blending together in muted harmony. As the bright colours of full daylight returned, I shot indoors to find some photos that might suggest the subtleness of that dawn moment. Some grasses from the High Line Park in New York, masterfully planted by Piet Oudolf.
Dew-laden fungi clinging to trees in the North Cascades.
And more wonderful grasses from Piet Oudolf, this time in New York‘s Battery Park.
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In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. – Alfred Stieglitz
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings. – Agnes Martin