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A couple of very striking trees, each presenting different photographic challenges.
For the first, an Autumn Cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'), the key was finding an angle where the background best complemented its colours, with helpful shadows contributing to emphasise the leaves.
(I would have preferred not having the path in frame, but it is hopefully not too much of a distraction.)
With the larger Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) the consideration was what to keep in frame whilst dealing with the awkwardness of shooting into the light. There was too much movement in the subject for a bracketed exposure, and I settled for a shot with better composition at the expense of the highlights.
I look forward to returning for another attempt at this image at some point in the future.
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Photographs frequently use differential focus and sharpness to communicate their
subject, but this was an exercise in not doing so.
The images were selected from a shortlist of about three dozen,
each deliberately unfocused at time of shooting (because it's not about
any individual tree, branch or leaf), with minimal processing
performed, reducing distractions, but not removing flaws,
because nature isn't perfect.
Winter can be a beautiful time of year, yet at the same time dark, depressing,
crowded, lonely, frustrating; a time of reminiscing, hope, magic, contemplation
Many of my images explore these themes and emotions. My inspiration is often
nature's elegant majesty, unforgiving harshness, silent serenity and more -
aspects which are all the more evident during this hindmost season.
Nature can also provide the lesson that, no matter how bad things seem, life
Nothing is forever, the wheel always turns, and what once was comes again.