Every so often you run a landscape that seems so alien, it’s like another world – or perhaps a post-apocalyptic version of this world. I’m not exactly sure where this picture was taken, but it was somewhere over the south-west United States.
I’ve debated putting this up picture of the Red Cuillin for a while now – it’s one of my favourites from the Isle of Skye, but the panoramic format really doesn’t translate well to this blog. Still, I finally decided it was worth sharing, regardless of the limitations of the display format – I hope you like it!
One of my main photographic goals for my trip to Charleston was to photograph the iconic Spanish moss. These trees were so heavily laden with moss I couldn’t help thinking of the cobweb-coated trees from The Hobbit, but thankfully there were no giant spiders lurking in the shadows.
(And for your fun trivia fact of the day, it turns out Spanish moss isn’t actually a moss, but belongs to the same family of plants as pineapples (bromeliads). Guess it goes to show appearances can be deceiving…)
On a recent flight, I amused myself taking pictures of the thick cloud cover that dominated the sky, hoping that the directional top lighting would make for some dramatic contrast and interesting cloud studies. And then the thick cloud cover parted just long enough for a small patch of sunlight to fall on a forking section of river below – serendipity at its finest!
You can see more aerial pictures on Journey Photographic here.
Arlington House (now the Robert E Lee Memorial) in Arlington Cemetery has some undisputedly beautiful, although sombre, views. For the most part, you can enjoy these views without consideration of the aged glass you are looking through, but there is one panel in a rear window which, either due to age or some fundamental flaw in the glass, creates the most fantastical distortions of the surrounding woods.