There is something to be said for abstraction in nature and this Fall I tended to really study patterns, light, shapes and color a great deal, concentrating a great deal on more intimate subjects. This shot is pretty experimental for me and I certainly owe a nod to Dave Taylor over on G+ for allowing me to take this shot a tad farther and push the boundaries more. It really is all about the light, for without it, an image just isn't all that dynamic. ---John
this work is "simply" amazing! i love it... i'm trying to take photos with a similar effect since ~1 year or something, and i'm wondering how you're getting all the lines (trees, light, leaves...) so consistent straight and that sharp (and i do not mean the trunk in the front). maybe you can take a fast look on this: [link] - it is 1 photo in a collage of 4, rotated and duplicated together. i'm trying to find out how you came to this beautiful sharp result - i only speak for the background, not for the trunk in the front, which was indeed a great idea! i know your work and talent is miles above mine, but i think my technique or something is wrong while making those shots... don't really know. would be great to read a few words from you. thx!