As I leave the house to photograph, I try not to to have any preconceived notions about subject matter, but it can’t be helped. In what passes for my back yard it’s hard for me to avoid trees. Fortunately, I have something of a soft spot for trees, and never get tired of them and their variations.
Susan, and Steven were kind enough to invite me to tag along on a recent drive, and once again we found ourselves in the Wasington hills of Litchfield County. We like to photograph there because of the views only possible from hilltops. The clouds were rolling in from the west in a steady stream, not unlike waves coming ashore, providing a seemingly endless variety in shapes and colors. I chose my widest lens to include as much of the clouds as possible. I also wanted to to place the trees in context and to “open up” the apparent space in the landscape. Here in Connecticut we don’t have the dramatic spaces of the plains states nor the grand mountains of the Rockies or Sierras. What we do have is a more human scaled landscape overseen by occasionally beautiful skies. Each day is a little different, and we never know what that day will bring.
Pentax 5IIs wit 15mm f4. lens processed in Snapseed on my iPad Air.