I must admit that I have a decided tilt towards trees in general, even the remnants that fall to the ground as time and the forces of nature stress their limbs. Because of this affinity, when I walk, I often find items that turn my head and draw my eye. The following photographs were all done in early 2012 on a long, cold and windy Saturday afternoon. I had stumbled on their existence a few days prior during a walk along some railroad tracks canopied by pines.
These shots were staged and shot in my studio using a Canon 5DII at ASA 50, an EF100 f2.8IS Macro and a some LED lights from Coolights. I dont usually have a specific goal when I begin the process of playfully creating a still life for the pleasure of doing so – that is, other than rewarding my own eye when I think I am finished.
FYI, the colors are pretty close to the actual colors. I had thought about doing a cross-tint (warmer highlights and quarter tones and cooler three quarter tones and shadows), but decided to leave their natural tones intact. I hope you like them.