Posted on January 23, 2020
This tree was photographed on the California Pacific Ocean coast in the Big Sur, looking out towards the Pacific Ocean. The image has been a favorite of mine, but for some reason it got mislaid or misfiled or something, just turning up recently. I like the way the tree shows the effects of the coastal weather. Tree and ocean and weather are all part of one ecosystem, almost a single organism.
Posted on December 2, 2019
Back in the edited-watercolor-and-painterly mode of last month. I can’t say whether post-capture editing in this case creates a “new” image or an improved image or just a different image. The original tree was just as striking as this image suggests. But I do like the effect that editing produces here, particularly since it hasn’t rendered the image “unnatural.” This tree – pictured here in fall colors – is lakeside in Bruce Park in Greenwich.
Posted on November 26, 2019
This is a Larch bough. The larch tree is distinctive in that it’s a needle-bearing coniferous tree that is also deciduous, i.e. it drops its needles in winter. The image reminds me of some works by the American painter, Andrew Wyeth, whose work I’ve always liked. I can’t say I had this in mind when I shot the image, but as it emerged in post I found myself thinking of Wyeth and wanting to achieve this particular look.
Posted on July 27, 2019
I am always conscious of composition in outdoor photographs. This image kind of composed itself, with the tree spreading horizontally across the water as both the dominant picture element and the main picture composition framework. The lake is in Bruce Park, Greenwich.
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