I have a few favourite spots on the Isle of Skye on the Road to Elgol and this week I decided to review my photographic study of a lone tree – fragile and buffeted by the weather but resilient in this inhospitable place.  I have watched its transition through the seasons over a number of years.  My work for Informing Contexts was entitled Metaphors of my Mind – and this lone tree was a metaphor for me.  Strong yet vulnerable, apart from other trees but close to a larger group and resilient in the face of many challenges.  I started by taking some literal shots, colour and black and white from every conceivable angle.  I painted the tree with light at night, inverted the tone curve and used intentional camera movement to emphasise its shape and form.

The Lone Tree 1 – Alison Price, 2019

The Lone Tree 2 – Alison Price, 2019

The Lone Tree 3 – Alison Price, 2019

The Lone Tree 4 – Alison Price, 2019

The Lone Tree 5 – Alison Price, 2019

The Lone Tree 6 – Alison Price, 2019

The Lone Tree 7 – Alison Price, 2019

The Lone Tree 8 – Alison Price, 2019

I find it difficult to judge from these photographs the Image of the Week as for me they tell a story about different aspects of the tree.  My favourites are 4 and 6 both both of which made the final cut for my Work in Progress Portfolio.  For me, Image 4 is best as it tells the story of what it is really like to be that tree on that dark, windy and rainy day.

IMAGE OF THE WEEK – Alison Price, 2019

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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