This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday prompt Vertiginous.
I had a couple of ideas for the prompt before remembering this photo. Taken approximately 30 years ago, I’m looking over a sandstone escarpment down on the Cheshire plain below. The slope is so steep it used to form the defensive edge of an Iron Age hill fort.
Small. Three or four years ago I was looking for a small camera bag for a DSLR and small set of manual focus prime lenses as a way of getting back to the basics of photography.
Smaller. Then after falling off a ladder 22 months ago and messing up my right shoulder I needed a smaller, lighter kit while I got a range of motion and some strength back. A smaller bag containing a small mirrorless camera and three small manual focus prime lenses.
This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.
As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.
I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.
Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.
Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.
Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.
A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.