I’ve been experimenting more with taking photographs simultaneously over and under water. I like that there is a hidden world just under the surface of the water. Although underwater images are often very interesting on their own, I find that an underwater scene can sometimes lack context and scale. I like to see what is under the surface and at the same time see the overall environment.
I guess my favorite color isn’t really a color. My favorite color is just light shining through the tree leaves. Evening light in the summer is the best, but any light will do. That being said, I have always liked the colors of fall leaves strewed on a forest path. I always find them to be such a nice random palette of color, texture, and contrast.
It is interesting what you find when you slow down a bit and look at the natural details around you. This is a neat rodent path that was running through tall coastal grass. It was probably made by an Amargosa Vole or some other field mouse. This was in a small grassy area on the top of a hill overlooking a rocky beach along the California coast. I like the structure of the path with the overarching tunnel. It’s evident that the path is used often. Not only is traveling the same path consistently a convenient way for the animal to travel through the grass, but the overhead structure probably provides some protection from being seen by predators.