I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
From ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare
It’s Midsummer’s Eve and time for a scavenger hunt! Whether you live in the city or the country, here in Nova Scotia or on the other side of the planet, you’re welcome to participate.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to photograph five natural subjects that each captures the essence of one of the following elements. Each one is characterized by one or several colors that may be substituted for a literal image of the element.
- Fire (Red)
- Water (Blue or Black)
- Metal (White, Gold or Silver)
- Earth (Brown or yellow)
- Wood (Green)
Over the past five Saturdays, I’ve written a weekly post about some of the shapes that are found repeatedly in nature: the meander, the spiral, the circle, the branch and the star. Incorporating these shapes into your photographs is not necessary, but doing so will breathe more life into them.
Here are some examples:
The hunt will end on July 20th. Your photos can be uploaded in a blog post (add a link to your post in the comments area) or they can be emailed to me for uploading on my blog. Prizes will consist of prints from Drawing Conclusions. Get outside and look at nature in a different way. Have fun 🙂