Inspired by...

There's a photo by Peter Dombrovskis called "Deciduous Beech In Winter, Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair, Tasmania" which was the subject of an article describing the creation of order from chaos. In large part its often what we attempt as photographers quite often with varying levels of success especially where we are faced with photographing a detailed landscape. I went for a short walk today with a friend to this wooded area and used the word chaos in describing the arrangement of trees on the other side of a creek. Although chaotic, there is a beauty inherent in the scene which required translation. The scene is dominated by the two trees at the front and my eye is drawn also to the change in colour of ferns and grasses as the trees disappear into the background. In the foreground a fern makes a cameo appearance. Finally, I chose a square format as a 'container' for the image. I find this format quite powerful, if that's the right word. This was my attempt. As a bonus, one of the resident kookaburras posed for the following portrait. He also got the square treatment.