eye dazzlers

September 11, 2016  •  3 Comments

Autumn in New Mexico and in many locations around the world can be considered eye dazzling.  The colors and textures are a true feast.  The term "eye dazzler" is also applied to brightly colored Navajo weavings made  in the late 19th century using brightly dyed wool, and complex, geometric tapestry. But now and then, while re-examining details in photographs I have shot, eye dazzlers appear.  My fascination with the intersection of water and other objects is endless, and this set of dazzlers are part of a recent exploration.


The first is a reflection of reeds in water.  Nature's own tapestry definitely qualifies as an eye dazzler.

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I particularly loved discovering the way water seems dense and heavy as it reflects the lily pad and the tapestry of elements.

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The surface tension of the water surrounds the lily pads, and those pads, along with the frog's body, gives a syrupy, lush texture to the scene.

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For me, it is the play of sun and shadow on the water in the shot below that dazzles.

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Steve Immel(non-registered)
Another lovely study, Daryl. From the delicate reeds to the ceramic looking lily pad on viscous water, the charming frog and the abstract swirls of sun and shadow all are dazzlers if I may quote.
Your observations are worthy of your images.
Daryl Black(non-registered)
Thanks, Catherine. These discoveries are always amazing.
Catherine Sobredo(non-registered)
Beautiful images Daryl! The first image captured my painterly eye.
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