A Little Risky But Worth It

There are times when getting too close to someone who knows I have a camera makes me a little nervous. That said, getting an almost painterly quality to a street shot makes the slight risk worthwhile.

Landscape Mantra

Stripted to its basics, this is a photograph of weeping willows and other trees surrounding a calm body of water. There’s a mottled sky overhead and no people to be seen. My additional goal for this image, besides rendering the landscape well, was to create in the viewer a meditative state that arises from seeing this view. I am well aware that it’s a conceit to believe I can but just trying was well worth the effort.

Verticals

I recently posted a color version of this photograph. In this monochrome one I invite you to look not so much at the figure but at the many many vertical lines in the composition. They’re like a marching army coming in from the left side.

Tree Poem

This photograph of a massive old willow in Boston’s Public Garden looked fine in color, but to my mind it somehow has more presence in black and white.