Photographing Sculptural Forms
Today in the park I came across a grand tree which is tall in stature reaching up towards the sky. The tree was so tall I had to tilt my head right back to admire its stretch. The top of the tree trunk was broken, perhaps a storm or lightning strike. I look up and admire, seeing all the branches stretching towards the light. I love the textures of the trunk, quite gnarled in places. This tree has been here for a long time and stands silently watching life as it passes by. The branches and trunk are sculptural in form. I still stop, looking up enjoying what I see.
The tree is beautiful and it stands for all time for us to see. I walk further up the path to view its entirety; it’s such a wonderful sight that I am walking backwards, not wanting to miss a second of what I see. People walk past, a jogger jogs past and old man walks past holding on to his stick. Life walks past and I am walking backwards not wanting to miss a moment of what I see. At last I am in the spot, the spot from where I can see the tree in its entirety. I lift my camera to my eye still looking at the sculptural form of the tree. I frame the shot still looking at the sculptural form of the tree. There…it’s done.
About Lou Smith Fine Art Photography
Lou Smith is a Fine Art Photographer with over 30 years experience in the visual arts and is a Fine Artist specialising in photography and painting. She is an experienced tutor and teaches photography in London. Take a look at the photography courses page.
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