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[Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« on: September 04, 2016, 08:01:01 »
Do you have scenes of naturally occurring visual chaos?
I find it difficult to communicate naturally occurring disorder and visual chaos through the orderly medium of the sharply framed photo. Here is my latest attempt:  The plant life of our local coastal sage plant community in late summer.  The larger shrubs and trees can stay green, but most of the smaller ones have by now 'checked out', until it rains again.  Shot just before sundown, corrected blue skylight back towards neutral color.  Wide 14mm on APSC camera.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 08:30:06 »
Super Keith!

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 09:21:31 »
We all instictivly try to categorise an apparent chaos. I think you have tried the same with the composition of your picture. The grass turf with the stick as some kind of focal point. The grey and dry sage as leading lines and the repetition of nuances and colors. So I think your composition is an good example of how we try to create order out of chaos :)

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 09:53:12 »
There still is a certain degree of order in this photo, because, as you said, I picked and framed a particular area of the piece of nature at hand. But this is my closest attempt

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 10:09:57 »
That's a tough one. Interesting proposition. Nothing to show yet

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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 11:57:39 »
I posted this shot in the "Stange walls" theme yesterday but before I did I looked for a theme like this one..  :)

Great shots Keith and Buddy.

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 06:55:30 »
We all instictivly try to categorise an apparent chaos. I think you have tried the same with the composition of your picture. The grass turf with the stick as some kind of focal point. The grey and dry sage as leading lines and the repetition of nuances and colors. So I think your composition is an good example of how we try to create order out of chaos :)
I cannot dispute your observations!  We do bring order by framing it. 
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 07:00:26 »
Buddy, your shot definitely contains visual chaos.  The light spot adds mystery.
Lars, that rock (or mudstone?) has cracking, shearing, dripping , and wind or water created cavities.  I'd say that's fairly chaotic.
Mike, glad you liked it.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 10:47:18 »
Chaos on line.

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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 12:19:50 »
Lars, that rock (or mudstone?) has cracking, shearing, dripping , and wind or water created cavities.  I'd say that's fairly chaotic.

Thanks Keith - it is a moraine cliff running along a coastline. Mostly clay, sand, gravel, stones etc.  I switched the shot btw.- first one was the wrong version. 

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 23:37:17 »
I find this very hard. When looking for it, disorder disappears. It becomes just a higher level or more complicated order. More of a mystery than a chaos.
  I haven´t succeed but I wanted to share something from today. Will keep doing as I find it fascinating

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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 05:42:39 »
Paco, Bjorn has found disorder along a line, you have found it in the center.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2016, 10:33:30 »
Great images.

The thema is perhaps difficult to comprehend for me, as nature is quit orderly in my view. And of course, one tries to get always some order, as Børge mentions.

But perhaps some disorder in lighting and focus? Is it Chaos?

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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2016, 22:10:56 »
Not sure whether this one fits this theme. Hope so.
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Re: [Theme] : Natural Disorder/Chaos
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2016, 22:13:25 »
Where did you take this picture, Hans?