I was just notified that my photograph "The Tree of Life" was just accepted into the 9th Regional Juried Photography Exhibition at the Rehoboth Art League. There were 147 submissions by 52 artists for this exhibition. I'm pleased to have my work chosen.
I took this photo in Washington State, very early one morning. I had it printed in a very large format, 20 x 30 because it was such a majestic subject and a small photograph wouldn't do. I stood on the beach shooting photographs as the sun rose, waiting for the moment when the light flooded through the branches. The space underneath is big enough for an adult to stand!
12/1/2023- I'm updating this post to give a little background about this image. This is located on the Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic mountains are spectacular and often snow and ice covered, however they are not volcanic. They were instead formed from the compression of two tectonic plates. During the last ice age, there were glaciers that were thousands of feet thick in this region. This site is the terminal moraine of a glacier. The waves pound it during storms and the erosion is fierce. Along the coastline you can see entire trees that were ripped out of the ground and tossed into the ocean, then thrown back up on the beach. This one is still hanging on. It is known locally as "The Tree of Life".
The exhibition will be opening in January at the Rehoboth art league. Gallery talk on January 6th.