Something from Nothing – Parnell Legg gets inspired with the dirty browns of spring!

Parnell Legg gave himself the chore of finding Something from Nothing in the dirty browns of early April in Calgary. Parnell tells us:

So I was finishing off some yard clean up since the weather has been so nice in Calgary recently.  The yard is just a mat of brown and was rather uninspiring so I was going to get out and find something to photograph. But then from the recesses of my subconscious the words ‘something from nothing’ percolated up. If I started with nothing then it could only get more interesting. Looking around I really started to like the browns and the textures I was finding. After some searching I finally found proof that Spring was here. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!

6 Comments

  1. Jeff
    April 3, 2013

    Again, some great ideas! Everything is a very similar brown around here too.

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  2. klaus schäfer
    April 3, 2013

    The most i like the shadow on the grass.
    incredible photographs

    Greetings Klaus

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  3. Judy Windsor
    April 3, 2013

    I have been feeling the same way, everything seems to be brown. Great set of photos and a good job embracing the brown!

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  4. Craig
    April 3, 2013

    I always struggle with the brown desolation that is Southern Alberta at this time of year. Your images have definitely inspired me to look beyond the obvious and appreciate what our surroundings have to offer at any time of the year. Thanks for sharing Parnell!

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  5. eremophila
    April 3, 2013

    You’ve a great eye for the light Parnell, I especially love the leaf shots.

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  6. Jane Chesebrough
    April 3, 2013

    You are really dancing with the light here. I especially like the soft focus on the first leaf and enjoy the textures.Nice work.

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