This week I had been inspired by two very fortuitous articles that found their way in front of me, via Face book! Who said Facebook is useless??
Actually the first one was from the Guardian an article about Kacper Kowalski’s forest photographs – in pictures:
For those who are interested in the article, and it got me thinking about different approaches to photographing trees. Sadly I did not feel that my own personal skills, money or love of heights was going to be able to work out on this occasion like Mr. Kowalski’s gargantuan efforts with very worthwhile and awe inspiring images. There’s just no way I was going to rig my dear 70D up on string/ropes and swing it over the trees! Lol
But it got me thinking about different ways to photograph trees, and then up popped on my news feed an article in “thinking humanity;
About Beth Moon, who spent 14 yrs. travelling around the World and documenting trees! Not just that but some of the OLDEST trees! Lol Woman after me own heart.
Anyway when I looked at her work (included in the article for you to see) I was totally inspired. How refreshing? It gave me the idea for this week’s challenge. After all I live in a tropical climate; Trees here are different shaped to home. I wasn’t wrong.
I know I didn’t take 14 yrs doing this collection, and I now they are probably (well they are not ) anywhere near as fantastic as Beth Moons collection, but you know I am very pleased with them and I have far more keepers than I expected.
I am not entirely sure but it does seem to my eye that Beth uses a combination of IR and B&W tweaked settings, although being so professional she probably has a complete set of IR filters of the most expensive kind at her disposal. Sadly I don’t so I have tried to replicate in some and experiment of my own with others in PP. I hope you get what I was trying to pay homage to ….Thank you Ms. B Moon!
A selection of other images I took to create with.