I’ve photographed this dead tree in Poor Farm Swamp a few times over the years. I’ve never seen another photographer looking at it and haven’t seen any other pictures of it. But after posting this on Facebook, I was told it could be the most photographed tree in Amherst. I had no idea. I try for original shots and what I liked here was the light and the sky. Oh well….ignorance is bliss.
There is an ongoing and probably unending debate among photographers as to whether the repeated photographs of the same subject is plagiarism or free expression of what one sees and our own way of portraying our own vision of that subject. I vacillate between both positions. Obviously, I was not trying to copy anyone here as I did not know anyone else has done this. OTOH, I have shot it enough times to figure it must appeal to others.
Now to find those pictures.