For September my website is all about architecture. You can see the images here:
I haven’t been paying a lot of attention to my website these days. Finally I realized it’s a good place to work on personal projects, to put up some images and play around with the theme to see how bringing a subject out might work.
For a few months I’ll be putting up a series of images on my website that are part of a single subject. There won’t be an attempt to tell a story or develop a portfolio. It’ll just be a way for me to select images from my collection connected to a subject. I’m hoping the exercise of selection will help me improve my skill at defining a portfolio or a story.
Please visit and comment, either on the website or here on this blog. I would appreciate your insights and suggestions.
Here’s the first set of images: http://www.melmannphoto.com/f499320946
Click on the image to see all the images. You can click on any image to see a larger version.
Trilliums have been the harbinger of spring for me since my first spring in Michigan. Just as the leaves in the trees started to green up the woods there would be these white stars appearing on the forest floor. Some areas would be dotted with white and some would display a carpet of brightness against the dark green and brown. Only in the woods would you see them, creatures of the deep forest floor, too shy to venture into the sunlight.
Delightfully I see these in Wisconsin as well, peeking out of the ground before the other plants put out their leaves and start competing for the limited sunshine let in through the branches above that are rapidly extending their leaves to create shade underneath. A brief glance is just about all you get before the white is gone, followed soon by the part of the plant above ground, gone for another year to rest before springing up again to remind us of the seasonal cycle.