Art Roundup, week of June 18th

There were a few things I wanted to do on my walk down a local walking path. The first was to capture anything that was interesting, the other was to capture sunlight piercing through the forest’s canopy. Fortunately, the time of year aided me in achieving the latter, as only the evergreens obstructed my view. However, I didn’t want to blind myself, so I had to get creative. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Looming Stone

Shifting perspectives is a wonderful thing. With every shift, you get new information, or an entirely different view. Forest’s Anchor is no difference. With a few more steps down the path, I got more of a headlong view of the interesting stone. From this angle, the lone rock appears it appears to be racing through the forest, blowing past the other tiny vehicles represented by the fallen leaves.

As I strolled down the path, the sun was slicing through the canopy. Instantly, I knew I wanted to capture the sunbeams on their journey through the foliage. With a grin, I switched my Nikon to continuous shot and started taking pics of the tree and then turning it up toward the sun. It took several attempts to get a couple of good options for the watercolor treatment. Thankfully, this image displays the depth of colors for the leaves.

Radiant Sunlight

Giant's Fist

On the way back up the trail, I stumbled (figuratively, not literally) onto this tree’s exposed roots. At the time, I just thought it was an interesting sight. However, after watching the Lord of the Rings, this reminds me of Treebeard and the other Ents. Watching those massive trees battle the legions of Saruman. This fist reminds me of the irate creatures stomping across the field, seeking their vengeance.

Before emerging from the forest, I turned down another path, seeking more of the abundant sunbeams piercing the canopy. So, with the knowledge of previous success, I took more “blind” shots of the sun. Despite the foliage cast in darkness because of the angle, the contrast, as well as a hue adjustment, between the sunlight and the forest results in a magnificent view.

Piercing Sunlight