This has to be one of the finest examples of why I love taking infra-red photographs.
You can turn a lonely almost desolate looking scene into something totally dreamlike. I tried many times to capture this scene normally but I just couldn’t get any drama out of the shot. So I decided to switch to infra-red and see what happens.
I love the way it turns a perfect summers day into something almost storm like, I really couldn’t have asked for a better skyline. As you can probably see from this photo, a perfect cloudless summer day is not really what you want when you are all ready for an infra-red shoot in the park. Big fluffy clouds really make whole thing come together [Big Fluffy Clouds, is that a Cocteau Twins song by any chance].
This tree is also one of my all time favourites in the park. It’s obvious at one stage that the main stem of the tree itself was broken, so it just seems to have decided to grow another one, don’t you just love the resilience of trees, if only humans could loose limbs and grow another spare one.
The photo was taken in an area just off the main road through the park on the left hand side just before you reach the turnoff for Farmleigh, the tiny bridge has a tendency to appear in quite a few of my photos.