Chris O'Brien captures more than an image

... at Hudson River Photo: Chris O'Brien ©

Chris O'Brien - New York photographer and AnArt4Life subscriber - has an amazing talent for capturing images many of which take us into challenging narratives behind the subject matter. I have included Bookmark links to previous posts on Chris' work at the end of this post.

Today however we are going to enjoy and appreciate some images of nature captured by Chris around the environs of New York starting with a baby garter snake! As one of Chris' FB followers commented: the symmetry of the snake and the over-arching grass blades makes for a perfect composition.

Baby garter snake Photo: Chris O'Brien ©

And no doubt this cheeky fellow instends to keep well away!

Photo: Chris O'Brien ©

However that keen eye might be on a small meal offered up by these spotted lanternfly (black larval stage and red nymph stage)

Spotted lanternfly (black larval stage and red nymph stage) Photo: Chris O'Brien ©

The marvels of the insect world are magnified through the magic of Chris' lens.

But my favouirte nature photo by Chris O'Brien in this set was this shot of what I think is a sparrow backgrounded by the human intervention of asphalt getting breakfast from a discarded piece of toast. 29th and Boradway Photo: Chris O'Brien ©

Please take some time to browse through some past posts showcasing the photography of Chris O'Brien.

Through the Eyes of Chris O’Brien in New York
It’s time for us to check out what Chris O’Brien of New York has been up to with his camera starting above with some incredible cloud formations. I love watching the changing scenes that Chris captures with New York in the background.
Chris O’Brien takes us to New York 2020
Chris O’Brien through his photographs brings us New York 2020. Although the streets are nearly empty of people there is a discernible heart beat waiting to bring back life to this wonderfully vibrant city.
Artistic Elements through the Eyes of Chris O’Brien: Line and Shape
Through some more Chris O’Brien images, today we examine the art elements of line and shape and the effects they have on a photographed scene. Enjoy some wonderful shots of New York City at the same time.
Artistic Elements through the Eyes and Lens of Chris O’Brien: Colour
Looking at art work by children has reminded me not to forget about the basic elements of art works particularly images. Today, through the eyes and lens of Chris O’Brien we appreciate and explore the effect of colour on the New York cityscape.
Artistic Elements through the Eyes of Chris O’Brien: Illusion
In our last post in this current series on Chris O’Brien images from New York we are going to see some “illusions” as created intentionally or otherwise through the lens of a camera. Plus, of course, we get to appreciate the intrigue of New York City thanks to Chris.

© Thank you to Chris O'Brien who kindly gave permission for the images of his work to be shared on AnArt4Life.