Are you pulled in?
Viewing this image, aren’t you pulled in by the multiple layers, as your eye moves deeper and deeper into the forest?
Like many photographers, I have a tendency to look around while driving.
On an autumn morning, I was driving along a 2-lane highway near Minocqua in northern Wisconsin.
The openness on the left and right gave way to a large stand of aspen and birch trees for a few miles.
I’ve driven past this area numerous times, though never at the “right” time. On this morning, the sunlight filtered through the trees, providing “soft shadows”.
I was instantly captured
As I started to drive past this stand, all the colors and depth of the forest captured me in an instant.
Immediately I pulled over (no one behind me), captivated by the image before me. I was pulled into the scene before the camera ever appeared.
Everything came together
Everything came together on that morning for this location. I’ve driven past this spot since, and have yet to have the same scene re-appear.
File ID: PHP_IMG_12719 (triptych); 1Ds Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM, focal length 182mm, ISO 50, 1/13 second, f/25, spot metering, manual, Gitzo tripod, 2 second mirror lock-up delay, developed in Lightroom
Northern Wisconsin, near Minocqua, Wisconsin
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