I am rather glad it is the end of Week 1 of my two-week period of photographic practice.  I have not enjoyed it for many reasons and my mood shows up in my work.

I return to the forest.  There has been a heavy snowfall overnight and although it is midday, much of the snow remains in the trees and on the ground.  I use intentional camera movement rather than multiple exposures, that has been my preferred method in the Essence of Trees so far.  I am fascinated by the patterns that emerge from my camera and enjoy playing rather than taking the making of images too seriously.  There are a number of fallen trees that cut across my images that for me, show the reality of the life of a tree and the essence that it might succumb to the changeable and turbulent weather of an Island.

Essence of Trees 18 – Alison Price, January 2021

Essence of Trees 19 – Alison Price, January 2021

Essence of Trees 20 – Alison Price, January 2021

Essence of Trees 21 – Alison Price, January 2021

Essence of Trees 21 – Alison Price, January 2021

Essence of Trees 22 – Alison Price, January 2021

The snow starts falling as I retrace my steps.  The skies are dark overhead.  I am finding it difficult to shake off the disappointments of this week.  However, there is lots to reflect on in the Critical Reflection of Week 1 post, which I can then use to move on to Week 2 in a more positive frame of mind.

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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