After two solid months of wedding photography, graduation photography, editing thousands of images and designing a dozen wedding albums I just had to get out of the studio today to a local woodland for a walk. This ancient oak, locked in a centuries-old struggle with the even more ancient Charnwood granite that surrounds it has fascinated me for, well, about as long as I have been able to utter the word ‘tree’. Every time I pass this way, I wonder about it’s history; how many seasons have been and gone in it’s lifetime so far and what events has it quietly witnessed?
My little Fuji X100T has become my almost constant wandering companion, I feel a real affinity with this camera. It’s innovative and offers a considered approach to making images.
It’s time for me to re-appraise my landscape and people photography direction and my creativity. I’ve found the right people who inspire me and can show me new pathways. Another long journey westwards, this time I’ll bring back something positive from the trip and put heart-disappointments back where they belong, for good. I don’t have enough time left for drains, I need more radiators in my life.
Love this old tree, it never gave up and changed direction when it needed to.
Oak and Granite, Charnwood.