It’s the last week of school for me, at lest until I start graduate school in a few years.
This day of the trip smelled horrible, but was a fantastic day overall. We finished our stop at these springs, which I still don’t know the name of, and as we were waiting for the rest of our group to come full-circle to the entrance, I saw these bare trees. Alex and Joey both had the same idea and photographed them.
I’m a big fan of square, straight-on photographs. Look at a lot of my work, you’ll see that pretty consistently. This photograph was clearly one of that bunch. However, the boardwalk didn’t allow me to get closer to prevent the trees on the left side of the frame from getting in.
Yeah, yeah, I could content-aware fill those guys out. But I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: no. I’m a straight photographer — and while I do remove objects on occasion, I don’t remove entire trees. I”m more willing to remove man-made objects than natural objects.
At the end of it all, this photograph was close, but was limited by my setting. I could have played around and tried other things to make this subject work, but we were on a time-crunch. I wanted to make this photo in the little time we had left before we departed to the next spring.
This is one of those photos that I’ll keep for myself and print for myself, but not one that I’ll sell or publish properly.