Not the forest but the trees... / by Paul Galaspie

...or at least one tree.

One gorgeous afternoon in early April I spent some time in the Holly Recreation Area, before the grasses, flowers and trees decided to bloom.

All bark

All bark

I came across this amazingly huge tree laying across the path and clearly newly fallen, though from the state of the core it's been contemplating the fall for some time.

Anyhow, I was out to test a new tilt-shift lens to see what I could do with it, and I ended up crawling inside the trunk of the tree as a result.

The results of that effort can be seen in a series of shots, collectively titled "All Bark", providing a little behind the scenes glimpse into the creative process.  Check it out here.

If you have any suggestions or comments on how you'd like to see this image interpreted, drop me a line!

Paul