There was a lovely maple tree overhanging a small stream that I passed many times on a logging road. The logging road was near Batchawana. I do not know the name of this stream, other than it flowed into the nearby Carp River. On a return trip from photographing other locations, I stopped on the side of the road to capture this scene. There is a small bridge that the stream flowed under. This is where I set up my tripod and camera. At this late in the evening it was calm and subdued. There was also no danger of a logging truck appearing.
The maple tree in the foreground gives you the eye popping colors. The stream was used to give a sense of peace and tranquility from the bold maple tree. A large rock is in the foreground to give a sense of depth and size. Most of the forest in the background has been eliminated by the maple tree. Thus also reduces the color green. There is a shallow pool in the background with muted reflections. Again quiet solitude. Then the stream disappears around the bend.
I received an honorable mention at the Art Competition Seeing The Land.
While that is all for now. I am preparing another book at the moment. It is taken up most of my time. The weather here has been crappy at the moment. So until next time happy trails
6 thoughts on “Stream Side Maple”
Your photos are brilliant, each one more so than the last…
Another beautiful photo, Ken!
I can imagine myself sitting alongside that stream, reading a well–worn book, and smoking a bit of ribbon–cut tobacco in an old pipe. Seems like it would be a great place to spend an afternoon or a lifetime.
Fantastic work capturing such a beautiful scene!
You would truly love it here. Lake Superior country. All hardwood in this area. Further north pine. Winters are nasty here. Highway was closed 22 times last winter
Love Mother Natures beauty , Ken , thanks for taking me with you , beautiful