This was one of my favorite discoveries while walking on the beach near Prairie Creek, California in the Redwoods. I found this old tree on the beach that seemed to be some kind of driftwood. The mosses and other oddities found on the wood was fascinating to me. I spent a good 45 minutes photographing the wood with my 65mm macro lens.
This was focus stacked, and yes, I know it’s not perfect, but that’s all good with me!
Cool! The old driftwood logs on north-coast (CA) beaches do have the most interesting mosses, lichens, and what have you. I’m not sure why - maybe a combination of the types of trees + the coastal climate there. The textures on them are wonderful. The swirly patterns in this are lovely, as are the interpretive color (or is this the actual color?).
Yeah being a Colorado boy, I rarely get to spend time on the coast, so it was all new to me! The patterns were what caught my eye too, like a topo map! The colors are fairly accurate, albeit some contrast curves added.
Matt, this is an excellent pattern, with its swirling shapes and variety of subtle colors. Yes, with very careful looking, I see some of the imperfections that arise from manual focussing (I’ve encountered many, many of those… ). Definitely a keeper.
This is such an incredible abstract Matt. Had you not told us, I never would have guessed that this was bark on the beach. The textures lines, curves and tones are incredible. This looks like aa carving made by mad and not carved out by nature. I never would have guessed. I can stare at this for a long time and not get bored. My imagination is having a field day. I see so many different things in this image. What a catch and good of you to see this. Depth of field is good enough and the OOF spots don’t really bother me at all. Too much other stuff to enjoy.
Wonderful image Matt. The blue and green colour scheme is very relaxing. I also like how the tones have been flattened and how this bring more focus on the lines. This makes it even more enjoyable for my eyes to wander around the image making new discoveries with the shapes and patterns.
Beautiful Image. I really like the green colour of the fallen tree. As far as I know, fungus is responsible for the dark lines inside the wood.
I would probably make a 1:1 out of it because I am really drawn to the left part of the image.
Absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations