Fallen Trees

January 02, 2016

It has been a while since I have been out to photograph things purely for the pleasure of just seeing and capturing something. When studying photography and working full time as a professional photographer the simple interest in aesthetic photography can be easily lost. Because of this I think it's important to put the work aside though and allow yourself to just be creative.
 

I particularly like woodland when it's clad in flat overcast light, compressing the dynamic range to something your camera can easily capture. This means the scene you can see will be very similar to the scene you can capture and the dull flat light allows to compose without having to consider blown out highlights and impenetrable shadows. When creating work for purely for aesthetic reasons I often compose and crop for a square format even when shooting digitally, I have always loved this format since I had to master it with my 500cm.  
 

Here is a series of five monochrome images captured at the end of December 2015.
 

Fallen Trees IFallen Trees IMonochrome image of upturned beech tree roots with woodland in the background. Fallen Trees IIFallen Trees IIMonochrome image of upturned beech tree stump with woodland in the background. Fallen Trees IIIFallen Trees IIIMonochrome image of fallen beech tree leaning against another beech. Fallen Trees IVFallen Trees IVMonochrome image of beech stump with woodland behind. Fallen Trees VFallen Trees VMonochrome image of woodland landscape and fenland drainage ditch.  


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