Tag: Trees

Force of Nature

On an outing to Nose Hill Park in Calgary recently, I was struck by how trees were taking over an old road that had once been paved.

Nikon F4S, 17mm/3.5 Tamron SP lens
Kentmere 100 film

Early Morning Tree

Likely the last film post for a while. I am still shooting film, but travel is keeping me away from my darkroom. This is the base of a tree in the early morning light in Niagara-On-the-Lake.

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 TLR (Xenotar lens)
Rollei SuperPan 200 film

Dead trees at Fish Creek

There are a lot of fallen trees at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary, making an interesting contrast with those still living.

Nikon F4, 28mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens with red filter
Rollei SuperPan 200 film

Hope

I don’t normally post more than one post a day, but this is not a normal day. Yesterday we went to Stanley Park in Vancouver, and walked through a forest of huge cedars. Everywhere we saw fallen trees, giants that had come crashing down, or stumps of trees that had to be cut down ¬†for one reason or another. In this sense, the forest was a cemetery.

And yet wherever a giant tree had fallen, new trees, new life was flourishing; amidst the chaos of decay, hope for the future, proof that life endures. So not a cemetery, but proof that life, and hope, cannot be held back.

Courage.

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A Reaction

Sometimes an image surprises me. Last Saturday afternoon before a concert I had a little while after the rehearsal to wander around with my Hasselblad. I didn’t finish the roll until earlier today (a couple of attempts at self-portraits: the less said the better). I don’t even remember taking this image but the darkness of the forest in this image really struck me; is the shard of sunlight coming through enough to overcome it? It’s funny when an image hits close to home.

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Hasselblad 500 C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar lens
Rollei RPX 400 film stand developed in Rodinal