In 1994 I was pretty much a point and shoot photographer of natural history. If I saw something interesting I set up and got an image. Sometimes they were ok but, quite honestly, most are now relegated to boxes and quite likely will never see the light of day again. A few are still relevant.
The first image is from 1994 while Mary Beth and I were vacationing at Acadia N.P. At that time I was running my small antique restoration business and working at the furniture store too. So photography was on the back burner and only got my attention at times like our vacations. In 2003 I was advised that I was working too much and find something to enjoy. Photography was the natural path and I am very grateful for that advice.
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What attracted me most about the subjects was the grip of the roots to each other. The rest of the slope is not all that attractive and I have yet to get just the right angle and light to make this a more pleasing image. But here it is….a Kodachrome 25 transparency scanned on a Nikon 4000 scanner.
Fast forward to 2009 and we were hiking the same trail when Mary Beth pointed the trees out again and I did a couple of different compositions. The first is, once again, sort of a point and shoot shot. A little more to the point and thoughtful but still mostly a “look, isn’t the root and rock interesting” sort of thing.
After walking around a bit I noticed an angle that seems to be a bit more expressive and I am happy with the result. I am not done with this scene and very much looking forward to my next visit to the trail. 🙂