Sculptural Form of Trees

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.


Sculptural Tree Form
Suclptural Tree Form


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.


Autumn Tree
Autumn Sun Falling on the Sculptural Form of the Tree

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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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