Sometimes I just get tired of photographing the same subjects and the same landscapes over and over and over again. This growing disgust usually transforms itself into an drive to get out and explore new people, places and things.
So I set out this past weekend, after a long winter of being cooped up to find something that would fill my desire to photograph the world in a different perspective. See the thing about photography that most people don’t get is just that perspective. Have you ever noticed that one person can photograph a subject one way and it just dual and boring photograph. Yet the next person using their camera can transform that subject into something out of this world, or at least different. That’s called perspective, that’s what I consider perspective to be in photography anyway.
So when I set out i’m not just looking for interesting, new subjects to photograph I’m striving to capture the world around me in a way, in a perspective that most normal people would not consider. Whether or not I achieve this is a matter of perspective I guess 🙂
Anyway there was just something about this landscape that drew me in, it was different and different is exactly what I was looking for.
This place felt dead and empty like a bomb had just went off and leveled the entire area. With it’s dead stands of timer and tree stumps scattered about.
On the other hand this place contained a level of beauty and serenity that I struggle to put into words. This place was thriving with life. I sat and watched an eagle off in the distance circling a meal, fish darting around the dead stumps in the shallow and several fresh springs rushed into this water playing a natural riff that more meaningful than any guitar solo, or ballet
Overflowing with life and death this place was unique and had to be photographed.
There was one tree in specific that I could not pull myself, or my camera away from. It was a monster, though it definitely seen better days. Although drowning and by all purposes dead it still stood stood majestically strong. This tree was a monster and quite possibly over 100 years old before being choked and drowned.
Anyway enough of talk. I hope you enjoy these photo as much as I enjoyed photographing them. If you do, or even if you don’t iid like to hear from you. Use the comment form below!