Monday, June 2, 2008


One of the things that frustrated me to no end when I first began to take pictures was my inability to capture trees.

Oh, I could take pictures of trees, and they would look like trees, but there was never anything in the image to say why I had taken the picture: Why that tree and not some other? What made it special? I kept getting images of leaves, bark, root, and sky all stuck together, but never anything that said "Tree."

Now, I finally think I'm starting to get it. The trees are beginning to show up as individual personalities, as groves, as single, knotted elders, as shapes against the sky, as trees.

Of course, perfection is still out of reach, but that is what makes it fun.

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