Visions of Nature

Whether on vacation, taking a short road trip or even just going out around the local area, nature can offer many images to a photographer. There is no telling what will be seen, or where, and so the camera is always on hand these days when on the road. In some respect, a photographer may not be surprised to come away with nice images of nature from certain places. However, other places have been a surprise regarding the location of the photo taken and how something suddenly catches the eye.

The photo below was taken at a local cemetery during the early part of May 2008, on a day with no particular plans. The splash of pink petals set against the green of the trees and lawn was appealing; and in this, a surprise find. This calm scene, although taken in a cemetery, seemed to say “life” with the pink blossoms of Spring on the bush.

The following photo was taken a few years ago while walking around at Delaware County Community College between classes. The scene was found just tucked away behind the main campus building containing all the classrooms. It is another example of how random exploring can give way to something pretty in nature, such as the colorful leaves of autumn.

During an Outer Banks vacation in June 2004, a thunderstorm developed overnight halfway through the week, knocking out power until the morning. The photo below is of the remaining stormy skies as viewed from the 3rd floor deck of the Cape Hatteras Motel. As much as storms can scare people, they always draw us in to some degree. It was the dark stormy blue colors of the sky against the ocean that warranted taking a picture and capturing it forever.

Whether someone is into photography or not, one thing is for sure; nature, with all its colors, can inspire the artist in everyone. Nature is something that can easily turn a casual photographer into much more, and even inspire travels to see other places for the first time. Personally, there are so many visions of nature out there which have yet to be seen. So there will be many more posts here in the future, sharing nature captured in images from many places.

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at - and my literary blog at
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