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“Light Tree, Great Smoky Mountains” / Canon 1DS Mk III, f/8 @1/160 sec, ISO 400, 170mm

“I change many things, discard others, and try again and again until I am satisfied. Then, in my head, I begin to elaborate the work in its breadth, its narrowness, its height, its depth… I hear and see the image in front of me from every angle, as if it had been cast, and only the labour of writing it down remains.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

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  1. Beautiful photograph and quote, Robert . . . I’ve have always thought that to show the “essence” of a single tree is one of the most challenging tasks of a photographer . . . and I have never heard a quote from Beethoven that describes an aspect of his creative process, as this one . . . thank you for sharing . . .

    1. Hi Grant – thanks for the feedback and really happy you enjoyed the photo and quote. Yes I am in total agreement about trees, so difficult to capture they essence and nature – but it’s been a particular passion of mine – the better you know the subject, the deeper the connection.

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