Dead Cedars and Storm Clouds
The Cedars are Dying Off like lots of things on this God forsaken planet, I hope people will see these images, like this and wake up before it’s too late. I can only hope and pray. I dug this one out of the archives and ran through Nik Silver Efex Pro and did a In-fared Red filter on the image which makes it more like what I felt while shooting this image.
I was working on this image which was a commission photograph of the Cape May County Region wet lands for an activist Ruth Fisher who loved trees. The image was presented to The Township of Cape May Courthouse and hangs in the office were they collect traffic tickets. A side note on this shoot I was induced to chiggers which are nasty little buggers and made me pay a price for this image.
Cedars are really alive. I discover this after a commission-venture for the great environmental activist Ruth Fisher.
I was commission to capture a tree photograph of a tree in Cape May County. I spent mouths exploring for the magic image.
I leaned a lot about Cape May County and it’s located in the boundary of the Pine Lands National Preserve.
I learned that dead trees aren’t really dead, but the root system is alive and supporting a mirco… network that is very much alive. I read the book .. by Peter Wohlleben “The Hidden Life of Trees” International Best Seller. In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind these wonders, of which we are blissfully unaware It awaken me to another world of trees that I knew nothing about.
In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group.
Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.
Peter also wrote “The Heartbeat of Trees” which I am in the process of reading.