You know, I’ve walked by this tree on the mountain behind my house and I’ve photographed it like 20 different times.
I’m not exaggerating.
But every time, I couldn’t quite capture the extreme loopy angle at which it’s growing and the resulting image would always look boring or otherwise dull.
Yesterday, however, the outside temps were frigid and I wasn’t totally dressed appropriately for the weather: I was wearing yoga pants.
But, as anyone who dons the yoga pants will tell you, they’re so comfortable and flexible.
What does that have to do with this tree?
Well, I finally folded myself up, freezing and all, underneath this tree.
My legs were contorted in crazy angles, as if sympathizing with anything having to endure such insane acrobatics – such as the tree.
I looked up and thought, hmm, maybe I’ll finally have a satisfactory photo to convey the craziness of this tree.
I think I finally got it.
Sure, my work is never done and maybe I’ll find myself dangling from its branches someday to get another great angle.
But for now, the twisted trunk is prominent in the image and it almost looks mystical. I’m satisfied for now.
Yes, there was some post-processing, because the original image was a little washed-out, but still, I like the result.
At least it isn’t floating.
How about you? Do you have a crazy tree growing near you somewhere? Have you ever tried to photograph it? It’s harder than it looks, I promise.
And that concludes this week for images. I can’t wait to share the charcoal drawing I’m working on next week.
Thank you for coming by, friends!