Found this one in my Lightroom catalogue yesterday and it just jumped out at me. Can’t remember creating it. I was in such a blitz of creative frenzy with amazing thick mist at Mount Wilson a few weeks ago that I can barely remember any of the photographs I took that day. There will be many more coming from that one day, I am sure.
This one may have to go into one of my talks about how diagonal lines work in my compositions. In a square they are so dynamic and are full of life and movement. Particularly in such a dead still tree in thick heavy mist.
I love playing with geometry in my work. A square within a square. This one celebrates pure geometric relationships.
It also speaks of the space between. Ma (間), the Japanese call a concept that not only includes space between but time. The tree talks of the impending spring, with shoots ready to blossom as soon as the warm weather comes. It is getting ready to bloom. Creating art about the space between has been a long held obsession of mine.
About to bloom. Mount Wilson, The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Photograph and text copyright © Len Metcalf 2019