Posts Tagged ‘Abstract’

Jelly Balls

Sunday, April 26th, 2009
Jelly Balls

We bought these weird jelly balls that absorb and retain water so that plants can grow in them. A sort of decorative soil, if you will. The balls start out as tiny grains that look like dried fish eggs, but once you soak them in water for a few hours, they grow to about half an inch in diameter. I thought they looked interesting up close, and actually sort of reminded me of the Macintosh screensaver. But once I started taking photos, I realized there was a lot more detail going on, which I find makes the photo a lot more interesting.

This image makes a great wallpaper. You can download a copy here.

Sandballs

Friday, December 5th, 2008
Sandballs

These balls of sand are made by little crabs on the beach at Cape Tribulation in Australia.  These tiny little crabs (maybe half an inch big) would roll out these balls of sand from the tunnels they were digging.  They made some interesting patterns, almost like fireworks in the sand when viewed from a few feet away.

I waited for a minute or two for a crab to pop out of the hole, but he never came out.  But he’s in there somewhere…

I thought the close-up of the hole and sandballs made an interesting macro-landscape of sorts.

Light Fixture

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
Light Fixture

A large spherical glass light fixture against a stucco wall.

Sail of Steel

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Sail of Steel

Part of a sculpture depicting sailboats at Marina Del Rey.  The sculpture can be seen in a previous post.

Curves

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
Curves

Nathan Philip’s Square, Toronto