I have a series I did while visiting North Carolina. I love the series.
I have photos of trees from Sacramento Delta (see right), from car windows buzzing along California highways (see below), trees in my neighborhood, trees looking up from my hammock, trees along the agricultural fields in our region.
Photographing trees has been elusive for me. I try a lot of different shots. The tree photo I posted two days ago has received rave reviews and while I am happy that people are responding so positively, I have no idea why some pictures grab people and others don't. The tree photo on the right is one that I love. It's haunting. It has never received a response, however. Go figure.
This photo (left) was shot from the car at 55 mph. I received positive input. I think it is haunting as well. It's taken with my iPhone for crying out loud. (The best camera is the one you have with you.)
In the midst of our record drought, some farmers are bulldozing entire orchards, while others are planting new almonds and citrus. Really? Now? Seriously? An enormous new orchard went in quite near us. It seems insane. Do they know something the rest of us don't? Maybe, just maybe, they are stupid and reckless.
|Here I am last year on the bottom of Folsom Lake|
I worry about our trees. I think of Lebanon and how it used to be a green forest. Of course, countless civilizations harvested the prized Cedar. Did you know that in In 1998, the Cedars of God (remaining forest on Mt. Lebanon) were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites?
Hang in there, Trees of California. I'm rooting for ya. And a special tip o' my hat to my giant Cedar in the front yard.