The root structure of these ancient old oak trees fascinates me, therefore, I spend quite a bit of time photographing those from different angles. Here’s another view of this old fellow. Imagine the stories he could tell.
Areas where the bark is still clinging on precariously as the tree continues to slowly die. The wood in close up detail showing its beautiful markings.
I just love the way this one turned out. The detail exceeded my expectations and the toning added to give it that depth that I was looking at through the viewfinder.
Darkroom work credit goes to hubby Marks who continues to find the best ways to make our images look unique.
Taken with the Yashica Mat 124G loaded with Ilford HP5 @ 200. This was split toned using both sepia and selenium with a double bleach back to knock down the highlights. It was scanned from the silver gelatin print.
Wishing everyone a beautiful day.