I find it amazing sometimes what you can achieve with a camera on a beautiful bright summers day.
I placed the low morning sun directly behind this tree to see if I could create some kind of weird night-time effect to the photograph. This is one of those occasions when experimenting with a camera makes photography such fun, yes I agree it can all go horribly wrong but really you have nothing to lose by trying something new.
I really had no idea how this one would turn out until I loaded the photos on the computer later on that day. This one really caught my attention for some reason.
There is a really desolate almost apocalyptic feel to the photo. It looks like the main tree in the picture is the only one left standing from his group whilst all the other more healthy looking trees have taken a step backwards in order to get away from him. The lone tree seems to be leaning towards the others in an act of aggressive defiance, as all the others huddle up together in the hope of repelling their attacker, safety in numbers kind of situation.
I wonder if I had never read Lord Of The Rings would I have these images of trees battling one another in my head, who knows.
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