“Shadow Play in the March Forest”
“Light and shadow compete in the changing light just as the warm and cool air swirls within the March forest, each seeking dominion at this time of transition.” – Ed Lehming
For this image I set out to try something very different from my usual style. First of all, I shot the image in mono, getting the light and shadow to balance just right after several failed attempts. Second, I shot a forest scene in landscape orientation while still moving my camera to get the slight sense of motion that I like so much.
As the image came together I was quite pleased in how it realized so close to what I had envisioned. It brought forth a forest still snow-bound, yet somehow alive and filled with energy. The flow of the snow on the gently sloped ground further enhanced this feeling of life, or motion. The trees don’t feel static either, they seem to flow into each other and are accented by the light reflecting from the fine branches that weave and wind between them.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 70 mm
1/4 sec, f/29, ISO 200
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