an interplay of form and texture

The seed pods from maple trees are a favorite subject of mine to photograph. This is partly because they contain a wonderful interplay with form and texture: the sleek, aerodynamic shape of the seed, combined with its intricate, vein-like texture. But honestly, my love of these seeds also goes back to childhood, and the simple fun of tossing these “helicopters” into the air to watch them slowly, carefully return to the ground.