Subscribe To RSS FeedRSS
Recent PostsIn Praise of an Old Workhorse The Importance of Manually Setting White Balance The Cycle Of Life in the Big Woods One Camera, One Lens and One Focal Length for 500 Miles Favorite Photos From the Camino de Santiago It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Seven Reasons Why I Prefer My Nikon DSLRs to Mirrorless Straight Out Of Camera Emotionally Compelling Photographs Seeing In 35 Millimeters
My greatest ambition with my photography is to capture what it felt like to be at a certain place at a certain time. Rather than trying to communicate a literal depiction of what a scene looked like, I want to communicate what it felt like. Most times I don't succeed, but on a few special occasions, it all comes together, and when it does, it is truly magical.
I made this photograph on the Tamarack Swamp at the Wood-Rill Scientific and Natural Area on a recent photo walk. It has quickly become one of my favorites. For me it evokes a sense of mystery and awe at the beauty of creation. I am reminded of ancient Chinese and Japanese paintings. The dead limbs intermingled with the living remind me of the circle of life. That is a theme that I often come back to in my photography.
As I've written before, I don't know that I can give you an eloquently crafted description of just what makes this photograph work for me, but I can tell you how it makes me feel, and that's enough for me.
No comments posted.