Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Orderly Chaos

Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park

Another image from my recent trip. One of the greatest challenges of shooting in this Northwest environment is the utter chaos of the forest. There are branches at all angles, crazy shadows and highlights: frankly, it's a mess. But sometimes, out of all that chaos, a design emerges - a completely unexpected sense of order. That's how I think of this shot. Maybe not as simple and bold as the ones I showed before, but one I keep coming back to. I am beginning to think that while some pictures jump out at you, others mess with your head, demanding more work from both the photographer and the viewer. This is a picture you can get lost in - and maybe that's a good thing.

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