These branches have become a slight obsession. I’ve made no secret of my love of trees – they are the subject of many of my posts here, and many more of my images. The images in this series show just how much variety exists in the branches of trees. Last night I needed a walk, so I left the house with my camera and a tripod. The walk was more for me to have some time alone than it was for photography, but I found myself looking up at the new leaves on the trees, glowing in the light of the orange streetlamps.
The 8-second exposure of this image has blurred out the leaves, which were shaking in the wind, giving this image an almost ethereal quality. The glowing leaves contrast with the dark branches, which when darkened even more in Lightroom leave gaping black scars in the image. It’s hard to tell at first what this is an image of, and that’s one of the things I like the most about it.
Recently I’ve found myself fascinated by the forms that can be seen in the branches of trees. These images make for slightly more abstract compositions, which is slightly different to the kind of work I usually do.