Winter walks with camera (3) : the fire in trees

Sun in Gemini

I find a nobility in winter trees. They endure the brutal weather, but show us, in that endurance, their purpose in revealed structure…

(140 words, a one-minute read)

The inner process of leaf-life to come is laid bare as the rain howls and the wind tests whether this year will be the last.

Below the ground, the vast spread of roots has a life of its own, keeping the inner fire of life safe from the killer frosts and seeping ice.

Black and white techniques can help portray the emotional encounter between photographer and subject, helping to convey the starkness of the form. But there is colour, too, if you seek out the contrasts…

©Copyright Stephen Tanham, 2020.

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the The Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the sunrise of being.

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