I spent way too long trying to winnow my favorite photos of 2015 to 20.
These 20, posted in a gallery in the Archive, now seem arbitrary, and my choices changed during the process, so I just stopped. But I did notice that I really liked trees this year.
The first photo chronologically that made the list was these California Mountain Alders at Tilden Regional Botanic Garden last January. After a day of admiring bare trees and leaf pattens, these became an abstract blur – and a print in the Store.
At the top of Cherry Hill, behind my house, magnificent Oak trees frame the cell phono towers. On a foggy day I shot a series to stitch together in a panorama.
Then just last month I was fascinated by the branch patterns of the Black Oaks on the ridge across the street in the Rush Creek Open Space Preserve, and a post Oaks Inspire Art.
There are more trees in the gallery from the East Coast: Mt. Cuba Center, Winterthur, and Longwood Gardens, but this Magnolia, flowering my own garden, became an extraction, a PhotoBotanic illustration:
Before and After Slider
A print can be purchased in the Store.
Trees may have dominated the favorites list but there are others. I hope you will take a moment to enjoy and let me know what you like in the gallery in the Archive.
I am determined to do more of my art in 2016. Who knows what adventures will materialize, but I promise to myself is more art !