“Clarity in The Forest.”

An image that evokes a fresh and different way of seeing.

Right  “Into the Heart of the Forest.”

If you stop.   And look, you can see the heart.


forest clearing, photo lilacs and pine greens, debiriley.com
Forest Clarity debiriley.com


The words ‘different, weird, odd, stands out’…..

let me know I’m on the right track!

I’m creating something fresh in the eyes of the viewer. Something perhaps, not previously considered or had been overlooked.



What… Is  Weird,  anyway?   I found this description some time ago on the web and its stuck in my mind.  I kind of like it!   It puts the word weird into the same category as original, unique and one of a kind.  Just the kinds of things artists are always trying to do.





Inspirational &





Art: Different Ways of Seeing



Recently, you may have noticed – I’ve been in the woodlands and forest.  I thought I’d like to linger bit longer there today.

You may like to view these prior posts for more forest enchantment:  whispers of stillness -watercolors           woodland watercolor      come into the forest with me 




The Focal Point 

Its different, a little weird,  to have the focal point in the back.

So blurred and out of focus.

When ‘normally’ one has it in front. Crisp and tightly defined…. Sharp and clear.




The  Light

But even with the focal point so very soft, so diffused and in the back  – this image works.

The tree and all its details,  merely serves to frame, to lead, to set the stage.

For that glorious Light.



Enter In 

This view, this perspective is intriguing.

It is compelling us to enter in. To come into the forest.

We  must ‘engage.’

We must walk into and through.    hmmm… now,  to paint like that!




Frosted… An Impressionist Tree


This is  kind of a rather  artsy and  weird,  different look  at a tree in my garden.

No filters or apps were used.

Its just the sun, the glass and the tree.


Its Impressionist painterly look,  has captured my attention over the years.

With the early morning sun glancing off the tree my view is through the frosted dimpled glass.

I’m so glad I finally gave in to the urge to take its photo.

My Impressionist Tree   debiriley.com


Beauty of Bark


rough bark photograph, canon eos, debi riley art, art basics


This last shot I flipped sideways.

I thought the bark looked interesting appearing like a Landscape of sorts.

Maybe like …. Steps leading into the distance.

A Different way of seeing Tree Bark!




Inspired By –

I was inspired to create this post,   by two wonderful women:    Robyn –  Captivate Me at  robynsfineart.wordpress.com

and Julie Powell at   juliepowell2014.wordpress.com


They both are inviting others to the Theme:  See Things Differently

October Theme for Photography, 15 images

If you’d like details,  check out their websites.


regardless…. they both have super fabulous photographs they’ve created that you’d enjoy looking at!




did anyone see the heart?