ISO100, 20mm, f/3.5, 1/200 sec

El Dorado Hills (CA), Sawn Tree Trunk, Isolated

ISO100, 20mm, f/3.5, 1/200 sec
El Dorado Hills (CA), Sawn Tree Trunk, Isolated

When discussing composition, one recurring theme is to reduce the number of main elements.  Somehow I have taken this to a bit of an extreme with the last two photographs by eliminating all background elements entirely.  These photographs now have this science textbook feel, which does have an appeal to me.  It would go well with the vintage animal and botany print illustrations collected over the years.

Location Notes: The heavy storms in Northern California the last few months have flushed out wood debris from the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the point there is a ring of driftwood along the shoreline of Folsom Lake.  Driftwood may be an understatement in some cases as there are nearly full logs out by the lake.  Along with the wood out of the water along the shoreline are wood debris still in the water and become hazards to the boaters.  The action plan for the State Park service is to wait until spring snowmelt runoff to raise the level of the lake so that the wood is back into the water and then hire contractors to use small tugboats to corral the floating wood and remove them from the lake.  The Park service is hoping this can be accomplished in June.  So more than likely, if there is a need for driftwood, no one is going to object to you helping them out by removing a few pieces.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, spot metering mode, ISO100, 20mm, f/3.5, 1/200 sec

El Dorado Hills (CA), Sawn Tree Trunk, Isolated. Browns Ravine, Folsom Lake, El Dorado Hills, CA. March 29, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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