“Among the Fallen”
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. “
The inevitability of trees, and all life on earth, is that they eventually fall, through age, disease, or human intervention. The latter is the case in this image. In areas of a managed forest, individual or groups of trees need to be thinned to make room for the healthy growth of others.
What struck me in this composition is the variability of the light, from the dark trunks to the left, to bright, golden sunshine, and shimmering green in the canopy of leaves above. And, it really was odd to see this cluster of fallen trees just laying there. Generally, most are removed and a few left to rot down, but this was a fairly large pile of logs, left where they fell. But, they were just logs, not entire trees, the crowns having been removed, leaving just bare logs.
Throughout the image, my camera movement has captured fine points of light, dancing within the green vel which surrounds me.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/32.0, ISO 200