I really love old trees. I like dead trees and trees full of bright green leaves. I like tiny trees and grand trees that tower over my head up toward the sky. I like looking at trees and reading under them. Most of all I like photographing trees. I find trees more difficult to photograph than people. I can't tell a tree to shift its trunk toward the light or ask it to move a branch just a little bit down to make a more pleasing composition. All I can do is simply photograph them as they are. That is a lot more difficult than it may sound at first.
This photograph was made along a hiking trial in Mosier Oregon. Mosier is a very sleepy little town with not a lot going for it beyond picture perfect landscapes, a waterfall or two, and a lazy river that winds its way right through the center of town. I say all of that with the utmost respect. I wouldn't want to see Mosier change one little bit. The world needs more towns like Mosier. Nobody seems to be in much of a hurry to get anywhere. Heck, most times when I visit Mosier I don't see much of anyone at all.Read More