The unbearable complexity of Nature

These days I seem to think that not even photography can do much to capture the colossal amount of detail one sees in a natural scenario. It’s easy to lose myself in all the details and get frustrated by the impossibility to squeeze everything properly into one photo. Every small tree branch, every little leaf, every humble flower, every stretch of moss, stone or water stream demand my attention… And the powerful, moody effect that all of those things have when they are combined together in real life seems to fade away when they are captured in photography.

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I’m far more comfortable dealing with details… parts of the whole and not the whole itself. Translating the atmosphere and mood of nature remains a tough challenge for me.

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All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog, 2013

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6 responses

  1. Lovely stuff. A mood nicely conveyed, sir.

    January 27, 2013 at 01:53

    • António Marques

      Thank you, my friend.

      January 27, 2013 at 11:04

  2. The tree reflected in the puddle is a gem.

    January 27, 2013 at 15:41

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Richard. I didn´t step on it, so… I photographed it!

      January 28, 2013 at 21:04

  3. You are great in colour pictures too.

    January 28, 2013 at 14:15

    • António Marques

      Thanks for the compliment, Alexander. Sometimes it’s difficult to choose between valorizing form/texture and color…

      January 28, 2013 at 21:03

  4. Beautiful set here. The colors are rich and the details are all there.

    January 28, 2013 at 22:06

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