Photography is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
This is its greatness and pitfall because it challenges ones ability to react to rapidly changing and usually hard to forecast light conditions. The photographer might be ready to shoot certain landscape, have great, carefully chosen and distinguished composition capturing amazing natural wonder, the best equipment to use, but light or weather conditions can easily prohibit perfect photo execution.
In situations like this some photographers might see a loss, I see an opportunity.
If light doesn’t happen in the chosen direction I don’t pack my gear and go, but I look around trying to find the composition that could complement the light happening in the opposite direction. This is exactly what happened with this photo.
Everybody who has ever visited Patagonia can vouch that Patagonian forest with its bonsai –like trees is one of the most fascinating jewels of Patagonia. Since I saw Patagonia’s trees for the first time their shapes, strength and raw beauty mesmerized me. I took many photos of them, but only just a few have been able to show the essence of Patagonia’s landscape.
For this particular evening when I took this photo I planned totally different composition, the one that was suppose to showcase big mountains in the background. Unfortunately, the light above the mountains was not happening. So I quickly looked around and decided to take the opportunity of this phenomenal light that was occurring in exactly opposite direction. Shortly afterwards I noticed this dead tree. It looked as if it was reaching for the sky begging for liberation. It was old and tired as if it experienced many fights with Patagonian wind.
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