The second day of shooting was one of the most productive and fun days I’ve had behind a lens. This landscape fits perfectly with my sensibilities, and I’m sure it’s because it reminds me of Montana, where I grew up.
The landscapes, which vary from minimalist to grand vistas; empty space is filled with simple shapes and exotic textures. This is my idea of pure beauty. This landscape shows off its geometry and is flagrant with mathematical perfection. Fractals are everywhere here, begging me to document them and share this simple complexity with others that love to peer into and ponder the majestic gears of the universe.
The birds overhead were schooling like bait fish into a ball to escape a predatory hawk. The sage was blooming, a brilliant yellow-green. I was also captured by the prickly Russian Thistle plants. They were blooming, and they took on the same hues as the red and yellow clays. A plant that is normally ignored as a weed and a nuisance, looked to me to be a form of branching coral, each flower a polyp.
I recommend enjoying these in full-screen mode, on a big monitor.