The Natural Order

"The most transitory of things, a shadow, the proverbial emblem of all that is fleeting and momentary, may be fettered by our 'natural magic', and may be fixed forever in the position which it seemed only destined for a single instant to occupy."

William Henry Fox Talbot

With these images I have meant to convey something of the sense of the marvellous in regarding the natural world. I have little interest in the scientific details of my subjects. Nor do I have any wish to show in detail any aspect of them, for to show is to reveal and by revealing remove any sense of wonder or mystery.

These images make no attempt to convey what I saw... I'm not sure they even convey what I felt in any expressive sense. They are arguably nothing more than an arrangement of light and shade that may reflect, more or less, a certain look which I wished to impose on the subjects, that is all.

Should the viewer see them as merely visually pleasing or decorative, then that's OK too...

The Pencil Of Nature