When you first see this photo, what’s your first reaction? Do you know what it is? Does it make you curious? Does it irritate you? Entice you? Make you tilt your head like the RCA dog? Yawn? Judge it in some way? Er, what?
Mind you, I didn’t create it with any particular reaction in mind, I was just wondering. I really processed it as an exercise. The end result and process turned out to be so interesting, I though I’d share.
I visit the Redwoods whenever I can. I’ve talked about my history of swinging through the trees in a previous post (click the link to see it). Here, there are some bay trees in the mix; they’re the ones with broader leaves and thinner trunks in the foreground. They smell awesome and add some nice variety to the leaf/needle visual mix. There are a few tricks to photographing in forests. And since, in a world of possibilities, you may well find yourself wandering through one some day – here are some things I keep in mind.
Imagine that this is called “Mirror Lake”. Go ahead, imagine it! ‘Cause it would be true. On the way to Milford Sound, you can get out to stretch your legs, take a little 5 minute walk and enjoy this view of the Earl Mountains. This photo is a sneak peek into the story of my recent New Zealand Adventure, which I’m working on now and can’t wait to share!