POTD: Red Aura

POTD: Red AuraRed Aura
Bozeman, Montana
2015

It’s not often that I find a scene with subtle color that I am really attracted to that also doesn’t work, albeit differently, in black and white. I tried converting this one to black and white and it just didn’t do anything for me at all.

I realized that this image reminded me of, and perhaps was heavily influenced by, some of Elliot Porter’s more subtle photos of tangled woodlands that I was really drawn to in the late 60s and 70s. Here are two examples:

eliot-porter 1Redbud Tree in Bottomland
Eliot Porter Photo
1968

Eliot Porter 2Red Osier
Eliot Porter photo
1957

2 thoughts on “POTD: Red Aura”

  1. I too admire Eliot Porter’s work, especially his ability to bring order to the random chaos of the eastern forests. I think your image is definitely in line with his work and the subtle red “background” is what provides depth to the image and acts as a vignette to the white tree trunk in the foreground. A nicely done image that would be most impressive when printed large! đŸ™‚

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