By day, this tree is just a tree.
When night fills the sky though, it’s arms stretch out like a tree doing Pilates in the grandest of fashions and they reach into the blue for as far and as long as they can possibly go.
Passers by turn their heads and stare, as if waiting for the show to begin. Their eyes widen and remain fixed on this Graceful living, breathing botanical beauty that is art.
This tree is as much a part of this scene as a cold hand seeking the warmth of a perfect fitting glove.
Harmonious, peaceful, proud and content in its skin-it’s a perfect fit.
Yet in the daylight, it goes unnoticed. It blends, preferring to remain anonymous.
I asked a man the other day what he thought of ‘the tree’.
And he said this:
“Which tree? Oh, yes. You mean the one with a body full of the largest green leaves I’ve ever seen. The one with all it’s branches, hidden behind it’s leafy coat. I know the one. I love the way the sunlight brings it alive. It’s rays reflecting off its leafy surfaces like a heavenly glow. I’ve never much noticed it a night though. At night, it is simply a tree to me”
Same tree. Different eyes.
As the mountain darkens with the dimming light of day the skeletons of the past emerge from behind the trees that cover it’s surface as black as night it hides yet it’s eyes are wide op…
This was my morning yesterday.
It was not my usual introduction to the day-coffee, toast, shower, work.
Bravo, something different from the daily routine-a little rock climbing, a lot of mosquito swatting, an accumulation of sweat on my brow, and an elevated heart rate as a result of balancing my camera equipment, my car keys and my phone whilst positioned literally a millimetre from the edge of this stream.
All in order to
“Get the shot”
The images captured this morning are by no means new to the world, or a unique activity to anyone else’s morning, but in my own words…
There is nothing in this world that hasn’t already been done, or photographed, or thought of, yet there are many, many, brilliant new perspectives. A myriad of unique pairs of eyes and differently configured neurons, that ensure we are stunningly different from every other soul on this earth.
And that is the secret to an increasingly colouful world, with light and shade and fascination and sustained interest in outdated tricks-
More photos from this morning’s shoot here