Category Archives: Still Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

photograph of a Buddha statue and incense by Doug Couvillion

Here’s my submission for the weekly photo challenge subject Heritage.

I’ve been practicing Buddhist teachings and meditation for the last 10 years or so.  Striving for non-attachment, self awareness and compassion for all sentient beings has changed my life in ways that are difficult to explain.

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Dogwood In Jar Of Water

black and white photograph of a wilted dogwood flower in a jar of water, by Doug Couvillion

     Return is the movement of the Tao.
     Yielding is the way of the Tao.

     All things are born of being.
     Being is born of non-being.

From Tao Te Ching: A New English Version by Lao Tzu and Stephen Mitchell


Coconut Husk

Photography by Doug Couvillion: A mostly emptied half of a coconut husk laying on the ground

Sometimes seemingly random items catch my eye.  When I noticed this open coconut laying on the ground something drew me to it.  Maybe it was the contrast of textures and colors?  The rough, fibers of the husk surround the smooth interior of the coconut shell and the rich brown shell encases the milky white remains of the nut.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

black and white macro photograph of banana skin

Here’s my Abstract submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge.  I’m calling it Bananascape.


James River Beach Still Life

photograph of rocks, a feather and a leaf on the shore of the James River near Richmond, VA

Natural objects on the shore the James River, near Richmond, VA.


Glimpse At The Impermanence Of A Trailer

photograph of a bolt surrounded by rust

I like the color, the texture and the irony of this photo.  The irony that the bolt, which helps hold the trailer together, required a hole to be drilled through the metal, which is ultimately causing it to fall apart.

If you click on the image you can see a larger version of it, which really highlights the texture.


The Last Two Slices

photograph of two slices of watermelon

The last two slices of watermelon, bathed in the light of the kitchen window.