Monday, 1 May 2017

Earth




Pine  -  Hawthorn  -  Wild Cherry

East Lothian farmland




Stones -  cones - pieces of shell - dry earth












I like looking down, looking at detail ....

The structure of the surface here reminds me of American artist Jan Henle's photo sketches.



Exhibition catalogue cover 1988

The work was created on the island of St.Croix in the West Indies,where Henle grew up.
He meticulously worked land with a plow and shovel then photographed the results.
As in East Lothian, pieces of shell appear on the surface.




 I thought it would be interesting to make a virtual connection by photographing shells from neighbouring islands of
St.Kitts and Antigua on the St.Croix land image .... 





I've had these shells and for years - today they want to communicate!






Thank you for visiting




Shared with :   Our World Tuesday    Tuesday's Treasures   Wednesday around the world

17 comments:

dritanje said...

I so like the way you show a landscape then home in on details and the idea of contrasting your photos with Jan Helne's images really works. Especially these gorgeous shells with the background of his earth photos.
Greetings on May Day!
M xx

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Pretty seashell collection!
And your photos of your countryside is awesome.

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative post and photography ~ love the shells juxtaposed against the earth ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. I like that first shot.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely details and nice blossoms.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful photos - love this earth! xx

biebkriebels said...

I makes a nice composition those shells!

Tom said...

...nature, the greatest treasure of all. The small details that surround us daily all such a treat. Thanks for much for sharing, please stop back again.

Small City Scenes said...

All of us need to look at nature more closely---we learn a lot.
I was digging up in the mountains here and found shell fossils in the stone
MB

stardust said...

Dear Ruby - How beautiful the white wild cherry blossoms! I haven’t tried to take photos of only ground, mud, gravels, stones, weathered grass, and so on. But you taught me something here. Lovely collection of shells. The image of the assorted shells is so artistic. Have healthy and happy days ahead.

Yoko

jeannettestgermain said...

The blooms are lovely, and a farmer would like this soil:) One of the things I collect are shells like you:) Beautiful collection!
You are missed at All Seasons! The post for coming Sunday-Wednesday is called All Seasons - Jubilant May. Hope to see you back there!

bettyl-NZ said...

Nature is so full of surprises! I like your photos a lot.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely images of your spring, your thoughts, your treasures. Love the ones of shells. Very nice shells too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am so glad you enabled your shells to fulfill their wish! They certainly spoke to me. Beautiful photography.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

PS... it is good to see you blogging once more!

Denise inVA said...

Fascinating! I am always interested in patterns, anywhere I notice them. Pretty area you live in. Love the seashells :)

Patti said...

You really did your homework on this one! Love those beautiful blossoms and shells.

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