The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise

The closer you look, the more you see.


What does the word “intricate” mean to you?

Photography has taught me that everything is a fractal. The closer you look, the more you see. I spent a long time looking through my photo archives for suitable photos, there’s so many. There are flowers, temples, artworks and the intriguing patterns I see on the beach. Eventually I narrowed it down to two items. One is tree bark, but I hadn’t fully read the brief, so I was surprised and happy to see ‘deep fibrous bark’ as a suggestion. I must be on the right wavelength.

By a billabong, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.


Gloucester Cathedral, UK.


8 thoughts on “The closer you look, the more you see.

  1. It’s a beautiful wavelength!


  2. Fantastic bark intricacies. Glad you chose it.


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  4. What an interesting combination of photos. Nature next to man-made honour of a God. Much as I admire intricate stonework and cathedrals in general, nature wins this one for me. Thank you for sharing.


  5. Brillant choices!