I love detail images because you have to focus in on your composition and remove all of the distracting elements to tell your story. While this tree in itself would not be anything special, It was the curve of the trunk and the texture to the bark that really caught my eye. I chose to leave this one as a color version because I really liked the moss growing around the tree and how it was creeping up from the bottom of the trunk. A black and white version just would not do this image any justice. If you zoomed out from this composition you would see that the tree is growing straight out of a rock face…It’s determination to grow and thrive in its environment is amazing!
I made this image in Niquette Bay State Park which is a park and beach located in the town that I grew up in. In the Springtime there are a ton of wildflowers here which is what I was looking to shoot originally but on the day I was here they were not growing just yet. The land was given to the state several years ago and they made a park out of it but before that it was empty land we used to hike on. There is a small beach, hiking trails, a somewhat private cove and some rocky cliffs that my friends and I used to cliff dive off of into Lake Champlain. It’s quite an extensive place that covers some area…Not a huge photo destination but there are some image ops here!
Image Data: ISO 100. 28mm. F11 @ 2.5 seconds. UV filter and a Cokin P series circular polarizer.