The photos document one hundred year old cottonwood trees on Shady Lane near Ucross, Wyoming. They line a long driveway that leads to a private ranch.
The Trees of Ucross and Shady Lane
18 x 12 inches
UW Libraries 2010-2011 Art Invitational, purchased by the McMurry-Spieles Endowment for Library Excellence.
The photographs were taken at different times of day, with the exception of midday when the light was too hot. Composition is made in the moment while standing at the bottom of the tree, shooting straight up. The photographs were taken in color, and then the tonalities and highlights were edited in Photoshop to give them a monochromatic appearance.
The creation of the series was the result of the first convening of a collaborative project titled "Sequencing Through Time and Place". The project includes another visual artist Wendy Bredehoft and the dancer Margaret Wilson. The group wanted to know how a place gets interpreted through various media. Each image on the series has a different character that mimics the human form with lyrical grace.
Nature photography - 21st centuryPhotograph collections - Wyoming
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