Discovering the Plantation

A few days ago I spotted a Plantation of trees in the distance on the drive home. A check on the OS map showed a path that looked likely to pass close to the Plantation I had spotted.

Yesterday I set out to explore and check things out. And, suffice it to say that I have found the plantation and it has really excited me with its potential. I went armed with just an iPhone because time was short and I was merely scouting. I came home with a batch of images, three of which have been uploaded to my Instagram feed  – click here to view.

The images are now on my desktop and this is how I have processed one of those iPhone images – just for starters. [Blur was added during processing]. I will be back with a proper camera in the next few days and assuming all goes well, there will be more images to follow on this blog.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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22 Responses to Discovering the Plantation

  1. Sue says:

    Love it….this is the sort of thing I would love to capture! But I never see a plantation, and these days I am unable to walk too far….I shall just enjoy your images, Andy

  2. Like your processing here, Andy. Looking forward to more from this plantation. Amazing what some people (you) can do with an iPhone.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Linda. I’m hoping to return in the next day or two. The processing – with motion blur – was done on my iMac with Photoshop. Don’t think anything like tat can be done on an iPhone – yet, but who knows what will be possible soon…

  3. oneowner says:

    Very nicely done, Andy. And plenty of great shots on your Instagram feed, too.

  4. Lisa Gordon says:

    I just LOVE this photograph!

  5. Heide says:

    WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL image! I usually favor “photorealistic” (literal) photography, but there’s a watercolor-like purity to this image that really appeals. Beautiful work, Andy!

    • LensScaper says:

      Thank you so much, Heide. For quite a few years I have experimented with introducing blur to straight trunked trees. More often than not it doesn’t work, but occasionally it produces something worthwhile.

  6. kutukamus says:

    My, some elegant grace! 🙂

  7. magicaldisco says:

    These pictures remind me of a trip to one of the darkest areas on the east coast. For at least two hours on the way there, trees were everywhere. It was a magical experience that I wish more people would appreciate.

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