Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Winter's Touch

Holga, Kodak Ektar 100

A window to the winter sky from beneath the snow-covered trees of Forest Park, Portland, Oregon

I spent about 4 hours last winter wandering through Forest Park after a few inches of snow fell the night before. I've found Forest Park to be a pretty challenging place to photograph throughout most of the year. It usually requires just the right light to render a composition that is free of distracting elements while also conveying the wonder and awe of being deep within the forest. After a fresh snowfall, however, this visual chaos merges and becomes a little more cohesive. Snow-coated branches begin to show their form, soon giving trees that once blended in with the forest a chance to stand out in all their glory.


Jim Davis said...

TF-Have you been printing these Holga shots? Look like they would be really fun for smaller prints.

Tyson Fisher said...

Yep, I've made some smaller prints and have been really happy with the results.I plan to have a Holga gallery up on my website in the near future. I'm not sure what sort of print options will be available yet. Most likely smaller prints up to about 8 x 8.