“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
Beyond the transition from field to forest but within the transition from summer to fall, the forest shines with warm morning sunshine, finding its way through the canopy high above. It’s one of those simple blessings that the quote above mentions.
I stood, transfixed, for a moment, marvelling at just how bright the forest was at this time of day. Some of that brightness is caused by the gradual yellowing of the undergrowth. The greens are not as deep and light seems to reflect more, which for me, is a nice change for the deep dark greens of midsummer. WHile nice to walk through, it does not make for photos that appeal to me.
This particular scene was chosen for its diversity of shades, layers, and textures and introduces some bright browns to the composition. I’m always looking for contrasts and textures when I create these abstracts and the forest offers be a lot of choices. Though I always have a vision of what I want the photo to look like, I’m often surprised at what the variance in light and movement produces. That is one of the joys of this photographic style that I have refined to become my own.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mmm
1/4 sec, f/32.0 ISO 100
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