Cedar and Rushes, Geltendorf, Germany by Mike Page

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The day before this shot I’d been thoroughly frustrated photographically on a trip to the Bavarian mountains in cold but sunny conditions. Beautiful scenery all around, but not an image to be made, at least not by someone with my skill. The next morning it snowed on and off all morning and I decided to go for a walk from the house after Sunday lunch - some traditions survive after 30 years as an ex-pat. It was still snowing on and off as I walked through my usual patch of woodland before skirting round the outside of it to come home. There are a couple of cedars (at least I think that’s what they are) growing locally and their reddish bark and green needles are really pretty in the snow. This stand at the edge of the woodland really caught my attention. I really like the contrast with the deciduous tree to the left, the rushes to the right and the background. The neutral space of the foreground and featureless sky emphasise the beauty and chaos of the trees. The rule of thirds be damned!

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