Thursday, August 20, 2020

Rocky Photo Frames

I wish I could give credit to the fellow blogger that gave me the idea for this post, but my memory fails. I can't even recall the exact photos, but I do recall being impressed by photos which were framed using natural surroundings. And that person's creativity sparked the idea for this post. Amazing how the human mind works!

I'm always crawling in and around caves and alcoves while out hiking in Joshua Tree. Some are cramped, but some give impressive views looking out, and I've always liked the way the rocks can provide natural framing. With a wide angle lens, I can usually pull in the sides of the alcove, which provides a sort of rocky photo frame.



Sometimes the rocky frame itself can prove interesting. Anyone else see a birds head?








This rocky frame provides the silhouette of a bird!


This large shelter, which I came across on a recent hike, appears to have a large grinding stone at the entrance. I love finding stuff like this!

Linking with Skywatch Friday.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe & stay healthy!

56 comments:

  1. Hello,

    These are all beautifully framed! I can not pick a favorite, I love them all. Great series and post. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend ahead!

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  2. Superb, The second to last one is the one I love. The outline of the bird looks to have a head with an eye looking at you in the distance

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  3. Once again you've made me homesick and envious at the same time. This is such a great idea. I used to do this kind of thing all the time, especially when I was learning PhotoShop a million years ago. Anyway, another great job. I think I'm just going to plan to spend my weekend catching up on all the recent posts I've missed. Hope you're all well and safe.

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  4. ...a frame always improves a beautiful picture and these do it with style.

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  5. Amazing desert photos! Do you every worry about snakes when you crawl into those little nooks and crannies?

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    1. Yes, always! I try to keep a sharp eye out to avoid any problems.

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  6. You are truly amazing crawling into those snake and spider dens to get great photos. If it were me, I'd get bitten and die and your granddaugher's great grand kids would find my remains a hundred years from now.
    I love your photos. I try and use trees or other things to frame my pics when I can. I think it does make a difference.

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  7. Wonderful views. Fantastic clicks.
    Happy Weekend.

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  8. Beautiful, creative and an interesting view of the world.

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  9. That is a great theme. It really gives the shots great atmosphere.

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  10. Great series---I too like framing things but here it would be mostly trees doing the framing.
    MB

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  11. never thought a desert expedition would be so much enchanting. Magnificent pictures sir!

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  12. Great pictures and a good idea for subject matter. Glad you did not find any reptile company when crawling in.
    Good stuff
    Sherry, jack & JJ on the road

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  13. wow what a landscape! do you ever see snakes out there?

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    1. Hi Amy. Not often, but I've seen a few. My biggest fear is stepping on one (they blend in very well). Hiking with a walking stick and rustling the bushes in front of you can be very helpful!

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  14. As usual, SUPER pictures. The framing reminds me of John Ford's The Searchers.

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  15. Great as always, love those pic's.

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  16. A very beautiful collection of nice places and pictures

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  17. Is the bird trying to pick on you?
    Wonderful series, thank you for dreaming along...

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  18. Fantastic photos! The natural framing is awesome! Nicely done.

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  19. Beautiful! Really amazing photos. But... I would be so nervous there'd be rattlesnakes in there!

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  20. Magnificent naturally framed photos! Beautiful! ~ Fun photo of you too ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. What I wouldn't give for a tree, just one tree--for shade. :-)

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  22. Wow, great framing and awesome photos. Seems like you found your own personal playground equipped with photo frames to use for your creativity. :) Well done and have a great weekend.

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  23. What awesome frames you found to highlight that scenery. (I didn't really see a bird, by the way, but rather, a cat's head. Ah, the power of imagination.)

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  24. I love naturally framed shots like these, and they're all absolutely incredible!

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  25. Wow, I love this post. Nature's frames, so cool!

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  26. Interesting and unusual point of view.
    The bird silhouette is awesome!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Great idea and you are very creative and brave too, going in and out of the caves.

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  28. Superp framing. And such a great landscape.

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  29. Oh I love those. There is a theory, which was originally applied to landscape paintings, that scenes which we find pleasing are either sanctuaries or lookouts. In other words places where we feel safe from harm or from which we can see danger approaching - all a hangover from our deep past. These views from caves are fine examples.

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  30. Great to hear from you on my blog. Big hugs from Canada for Lilly with the two ells! Funny, because Shane and Heather's baby's full name is Lillian! She is a bright little girl. We just saw her again yesterday. She is now nine weeks old and is really starting to take notice of things. I'll be sure to look through some of your recent posts. All the best.

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  31. I do like the way you framed these...

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  32. Oh my, what a breathtaking beautiful location! Peaceful and impressive, great structures and the color contrast works so well here. A great series! Isn't it funny how photographing can sharpen our eyes?

    warmest regards,
    isabella

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  33. These are all fantastic shots. I'd have a very hard time picking a favorite. I did see the bird's head and I loved the one shaped like a bird. The views are amazing.

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  34. Yes I've crawled into many mines and things there. Once I threw in a rock and was rewarded by the sound of a rattle!

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  35. These are great pictures! Have a good week and stay safe.

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  36. Hello from a first time visitor to your blog and also a photo enthusiast. Natural framing is a great photo technique and what awesome frames you have selected. The bird head and body were interesting and amusing. Hope your area is not being threatened now. I also enjoyed a look at many of your earlier posts and was similarly in awe of such natural beauty to explore and photograph.

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  37. Another fantastic series, your desert photos are so fascinating !

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  38. How many times and how loud can I say "WOW!!!!" These are wondrous images of such remarkable landscapes! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  39. O Love The Fact That You Are Out There - Crawling Around - Celebrating Your Youth - All These Photos Are Award Winners - Keep Discovering, Sharing, And Living - Well Done

    Cheers

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  40. It's fun to see all your alcove shots together. Simply stunning. They make me want to crawl into some caves too. But I'm chicken about snakes or spiders.

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  41. Es asombroso los prodigios de la Naturaleza. Todas las fotos son de gran belleza y la primera me parece muy simpática.

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  42. Amazing photos. Absolutely perfect. And two bird shapes! (Yes, I see them both.). And this me a little bit of an idea of how it must feel to be inside a small cave looking out (the closest I’m ever likely to get). I love this.

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  43. Hi Again and thanks for the comment on my recent blog post. Just a FYI that you, myself and others have been spammed by an obviously fake, Fr. Kevin Doran. My advice is to m it as spam and then delete completely so this unscrupulous person doesn't get any more attention than NOT warranted.

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  44. This post is gorgeous and very special with all the beautiful framing of nature. Loved it.

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  45. Incredibly beautiful series of framed shots SPP, I must admit a fondness for framing things in nature also 😉

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