Captivated By The Shadows
Driving to northern Wisconsin on a mid-October morning, I passed this area of birch trees alongside the road.
I was captivated by the shadows, going deep into the woods.
Fortunately, no one was immediately behind me on the highway. With the shoulders quite wide, it was an easy pull-off.
Just Enough Color
I’ve taken an image from this location of the birch woods before, one that works great as a triptych.
With this image, I wanted to capture the scene with the shadows dominant, supplemented with the colors of the shrubs and trees.
The resulting image is interesting. There is just enough color from the leaves to offset the darkness of the shadows.
Still, I find myself looking first at the deeply shaded areas within the image before investigating any other aspect of the image.
That investigation leads to further discovery, deep within the shadows of the woods.
File ID: PHP_IMG_14337
1Ds Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L II IS USM
focal length 142mm
ISO 50, 1/10 second, f/25
spot metering, manual, Gitzo tripod, 2 second mirror lock-up delay
Northern Wisconsin near Minocqua, Wisconsin