From the bold, classic lines of silhouetted Pine trees in my previous post from Blackdown (click here to view) to the chaotic jungle of the deciduous woodland that cloaks the lower slopes of Blackdown.
I have noticed that much of the woodland in Sussex and neighbouring areas has a chaotic structure to it – the woods are un-tamed, trees remain where they fall. The undergrowth is unchecked. Nature has run riot.
Photographically it presents challenges: how to find compositions amongst this chaos. This is a preliminary attempt – finding bleached and leafless branches that catch the light and stream haphazardly across the frame.
In colour, on a dull day, the minimalist hues introduce a coldness to the scene. A conversion to B&W takes that coldness one step further and a subtle re-working of the tonal range emphasises the tracery in the foreground.