Tree Rings

As I walked around the grounds of my family’s cabin, I noticed a pile of firewood stacked up very neatly and from afar it didn’t look like anything special. However, I framed the image to only focus on the rings of the wood and I thought this picture turned out beautiful. It’s simple but it reminds me of autumn and warm fires and all things comforting during the cold seasons. Happy Fall!

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This week I would like to continue to photograph structure, but totally different. Last weeks exercise dealt with man made structures and forms. This weeks we want to take a good look into mother nature’s structures. Since color can get into the way sometimes I want you to do this exercise in black and white. Go out onto your local park or forest and photograph the structure of tree bark. As always, enjoy this exercise!

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This is the structure of a large fir tree which I photographed in the high Sierra Nevada. Enjoy!