“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams
I love silence when I am deeply connected to places and artworks. It’s not that I don’t enjoy discussing what is going on with our feelings while I am experiencing them. I really love company and thought provoking discussion. It’s just that silence seems to help with reverence.
We were in the Otways at a redwood forest. We were mostly silent as we were photographing the magnificent trees. But what was noted buy us was that all of the other visitors were also silenced by the sense of place when they entered.
A majestic cathedral of huge trees. Worshipers wandering its isles. The place was sacred. We all had the same reaction. It felt revered.
This places is calling for me to return.
Redwoods in the Otway Ranges Victoria Photograph and text copyright © Len Metcalf 2018