“In the space between old and new, a transition takes place, the path I follow puts me between both and I can partake in both without having to chose” – Ed Lehming

This is another very familiar scene to me, transformed into something slightly different.

The trail depicted here runs along the edge of a plantation pine forest. The forest slopes gently to the north, with the trail running westward, creating an artificial border between the pines and the mixed forest to the north. It is a transition point with the pines to my left and the older, mixed forest, to my right.

I have made many photos from this vantage point, mostly in the winter when the spices below the pines and to the right catch the fresh fallen snow, creating peaceful winter scenes.

Looking at the image in this form, changes how I see it. It makes me consider a bit more carefully just why this composition works so naturally. There is a contrast between the old and new growth and the light, form the south almost always makes its way through the pines, diffusing it and creating a soft glow.

It also provides a broader view of the diversity of this part of the forest, where one environment flows into the next with such ease.

iPhone 12 Pro @ 4.2 mm
1/172 sec, f/2.4, ISO 25

6 Comments on ““Transition”

  1. It’s interesting that the tall trees allow enough light through for the small trees to grow. In our fir forests on the west coast, that is not often the case.
    Another beautiful photo.

  2. Pingback: “Potential” | Ed Lehming Photography

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