Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

 

Both of these images were taken in Yellowstone National Park. I found the white soil to be remarkable. The patterns were difficult to overlook.

cracks

footprints, dirt, white, patterns, weekly photo challenge

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

droplets

droplets

There is no better place to get lost in the details than out in the real world. The details of the natural world will never cease to amaze you, if you only stop to observe them. This shot was taken on Catalina Island in the early morning.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana

Last summer I was fortunate enough to spend the Forth of July in Montana with my extended family. It was the first time I was able to see so many members of my family in a single place since I was a child. It may have been the last time. Since that family reunion, my life has been moving forward at an accelerated rate. I drove across the country and settled down in Boston where I am pursuing my life long passion of writing. I work and attend graduate school full time. I’ve started a life with my amazing girlfriend and I have began working on my first novel. There are times in life when you move so far forward in such short periods that you effectively redefine yourself. This picture was taken only seven months ago, but it feels like eternity. I was waiting for fireworks to explode over Missoula, Montana with my family by my side. I haven’t stopped moving forward since that day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Home

Home

For as long as I can remember I have had an obsession with fascinating doors. Front doors are especially wonderful. They are the entrance into a wholly personal world. The world of an individual, a  family, a truly unique story.  The front door to a home is like the cover of a great book; in looking at it, you can’t help but wonder what is inside.  This is not my front door, but sometimes I wish it was. Sometimes I wish this was the beginning of my story, the front cover on my home.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

flower

2012 Matthew Branch – From The Ashes

While working as a wild land firefighter I came across a bunch of small purple wildflowers high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains while on assignment. The forest around them was devastated. These flowers alone survived the heat of the fire because they were so small and close to the ground. I found them growing in small patches, completely surrounded by ash. In a totally burnt and barren landscape, they were truly unique.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

My first attempt at a weekly photo challenge.

love

love