Rather than taking new photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge, I fished around in the archives for memories of intricate.
A new friend I met just before going to Thailand in December 2004 insisted I get a Thai massage at the famous Wat Pho in Bangkok. I was thankful for the suggestion, not just for having my body twisted in strange and amusing directions but also for touring the temple complex. This elaborate design was taken from somewhere inside one of the many buildings, likely the one housing the massive reclining Buddha.
Not having ever seen Thai writing before visiting Thailand, it looked so beautiful and intricate. I imagine this script was congratulating me for making it up the 1200+ steps at the Tiger Cave Temple outside Krabi Town.
I love the apparent tangle of fraying twine, rusting pipes, that giant hook, the little stick, and of course, the gorgeous bell complete with carvings against a background of porous rock. The entire mess of textures seems complex yet everything has a purpose. This is also at the Tiger Cave Temple on the top deck.
I love the pebble-like feel of all the little dew drops. It feels complex but also balanced in a way that nature is so good at. This was from a few months back when it was a bit colder here in good ol’ Canada.
A relative made pannacotta for dessert for our last Christmas dinner. The ground vanilla made a wild pattern and the black went so well with the orange fruit garnish. I am still learning how to focus my lens properly to get the sharpness where I want. This is close and while it isn’t as clear as I would like, it’s getting there. This is yet another reminder that it’s time to invest in a macro lens.
Are you working on a particular photography skill or is there one you would like to improve? Does a trip from long ago seem like yesterday once you dig out the pictures? Happy day to you!