Recent Photographs: all photographs © 1969-2013 by Carl Weese
This image I enjoy very much, Carl. Both the subtlety of the colors as well as the structure of the branches and twigs is appealing, I could imagine it makes an attractive print.It also challenges me, I usually struggle hard to get the right framing with this kind of subject. Checking the exif data, I found that you used a really long lens (in comparison to what I know from your work), which I had guessed but wanted to proof. So I take it as a hint to dust my long zoom, which has seen only minimal exercise the last year.
Markus, glad you like it, thanks. You are right that I used a much longer lens than usual. While I almost always prefer to work with short lenses, close to the subject, I have a soft spot for this sort of picture, where the narrow view and flattened perspective makes for almost a tapestry effect. But a little goes a long way. A nice change of pace, but no matter how attractive a picture like this can be, I think a whole group of them--a show or portfolio of pictures like this--would quickly become repetitive and boring. For the blog, a few of these posted each spring is probably about right.
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