Sunday Stills Photography challenge this week – Green Macro or Close-Up
The word Green automatically made me think of trees and luscious bush.
As it’s nearing to St Patrick’s Day, not one vision of a green mythical Irish person came to mind. For one thing, I have no photographs of such things, though I do have many of our trip to Ireland and the Squire sipping a local pint.
So back to the topic of nature and here are a few photographs of my interpretation of the Sunday Stills Photography Challenge.
Capturing green grapes and leaves when the sun is low and the colour is more vivid.
We are heading into autumn which rarely has green as it’s feature colour. Though many of my fellow blogger followers hail from the Northern Hemisphere where spring is slowly popping her sleepy head with a burst of green.
Whereas, in the deep New Zealand forest, there is a continuous growth of ferns. The new shoots are an iconic shape.
The Koru (Māori for “bight” or “loop”) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.
Then the best green of all to indulge in for the next few months is feijoas. As corny as it sounds, it really is the smallest things in life that can bring happiness if only for a moment on our lips and hopefully not on our hips.
What is Sunday Stills all about?
In Terri’s words:
Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme (similar to the now-defunct WPC). Each Sunday I post the weekly theme with images of my own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, etc!