A Tree Story

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In January of last year I loaded a roll of 120 into my Rolleicord and walked to work. On the way I passed a tree that I have photgraphed many, many times, but on this walk I had an idea. I took one shot and put my camera away.

In January of last year I loaded a roll of 120 into my Rolleicord and walked to work. On the way I passed a tree that I have photgraphed many, many times, but on this walk I had an idea. I took one shot and put my camera away.

My idea was to document the tree over the course of the year.

So the pictures you see here are all from the same roll of film and all of the same tree. Sadly two of the pictures didnt turn out but never mind. Also, I thought I had loaded Black and white film but I hadn’t. But I was pleased with the result and have desaturated the images to see what it would look like.

It was an interesting project as each month the light was different or there was something slightly different to look at, so I couldn’t keep the composition the same. Also it meant I had to take my camera to work everyday waiting for the shot. A coupel of times I regretted the day I chose to take the shot as the next day the light was better.

I think I might do the project again but with a different subject… any ideas?

written by mattcharnock on 2009-01-08 in #news #trees #120 #black-and-white #rolleicord #project #x-pro

8 Comments

  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Really great idea. There are so many possibilities. Even just a self portrait under a set condition (same spot / lighting etc.) once a month would be interesting.

  2. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    cool color palette!

  3. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    coool idea

  4. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    :D sweeeeeeeeeeeet

  5. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    i love it. i've also been trying to think of a subject for documentaion. but seeing your shots has just blown all my rubbish ideas out of the water.

    great shots, and story

    T

  6. anglemort
    anglemort ·

    that is a great idea!

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    that is really a good idea
    on my way to work i passed a tree, too, i took lots of shots of, but not that constantly

    any ideas what next? hmm... should be something in change or something growing
    do they build up a house somewhere?

  8. tom_ashor_bhaan
    tom_ashor_bhaan ·

    yes, i know this kind of shooting. i remember i saw a "actionsampler type" of picture where a big tree was catched in 4 seasons.
    matts work is a bit different and more "out of focus". on the pictures isnt only a simple tree...i like it.

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