“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
Spring thaw, though not officially spring, has begun in southern Ontario. The scant snow and ice of this past winter is releasing it’s captives to open air once more.
This scene, which I titled “Left Overs” is so typical of some of the trails I hike on. The local conservation authorities have put great effort into creating walkways over sensitive areas of the forest, especially low, boggy areas, which would otherwise be damaged by all the foot traffic. These wooden plank walkways also serve as wonderful canvases for images like this. The leaves of last autumn lie pressed to the wood like a multi-media artwork, in tones of grays and browns, with the occasional splash of green and orange for the cedars.
I find myself stopping frequently and enjoying this mini art show that most people simply walk past. I supose I’m a bit strange that way and people look at me oddly as I point my camera downward at something that has no significance to them as they enjoy the outdoors their way.
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 125 mm
1/40 sec, f/3.2, ISO 250