It rained overnight and so we didn’t hold out high hopes for today. We’ve stayed low: a bit of walking, exploring the back streets of Zermatt, and stopping to listen to music in the church square – part of a festival of food today and folklore tomorrow. Everything presents opportunities for a photographer. The images are piling up.
But, instead of dipping in today’s shoots, I’m going back to yesterday’s forest.
The trees – coniferous in the main – are ancient in some of the local forests. Their root systems have visible elements that are like the tentacles of an octopus. Here is one tree that sadly is merely a stunted trunk, but its superficial roots are clearly visible, bleached by the sun.
One of the joys of dithering in a forest, is the opportunity to find images that have texture and line and curve. And these roots provide some fascinating images, especially when the residual colour is stripped away and the contrast is raised.