A Lone Tree
Ellis Park, Yellow Springs, Ohio
"Nature doesn't need people, people need nature, nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature." - Harrison Ford
A lonely tree out in the crop field, on this snow drifting day I too was alone out in the field with it. Keeping this arbor friend of mine company, I set up a small telephoto lens on my DSLR and mounted it all to a tripod. There was no close proximity here, as the distance was compressed with the telephoto perspective (typically any focal length over 100mm.) The challenge was to record the scene by working the position of the subject.
Options were limited and yet I found this quite freeing. I could offset the tree to the left or right on a horizontal plane, or center it straight like in this vertically driven image. A tree will always look taller in a vertical photograph, however this one from afar shared more of the landscape surrounding it. Slow down, take some time to befriend your photographic subjects.
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