Bare Tree in Winter
Creekside Reserve, Beavercreek, Ohio
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." - Robert H. Schuller
A brief reminder to the colder times of the year. This lone thin tree stood out to me on the side of the trail. I was almost packing up and making the trek back to the car before seeing this. The best photographers know the "why" in what they shoot, so in retrospect I am figuring out why I took the time for this subject. As I type this, my first inclination is that I was drawn to the thin stem and its' color against the white snow around it. Using a small telephoto zoom lens, I wanted to compress the distance between the foreground and background.
To me, this felt like an intimate landscape waiting to happen. Even the smallest trees such as this interest the mind and soul. Every tree has a story, and this one tells one of struggle through the winter time. The vertical format was intentional from the start, and the two smaller branches to the left and right really complete the composition for me. Overall a nice simple photo that reminds me of standing out in the cold for.
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