I often work with the idea of growth, from youth into maturity. These young trees were nicely lit, and I framed them to show a hint of their mature neighbours.
I was thinking again about youth and growth when I photographed this sapling.
We have growth, but we also have decay, and in the forest that means fungi of various kinds. I'm always looking for interesting specimens.
Colourful mushrooms such as these make wonderful photographic subjects.
I found this mushroom growing within a tree stump. It took some maneuvering to set my tripod close enough for this shot.
These ferns were beautifully lit by the sun. I took several shots, but this is my favourite.
Dappled light can be challenging, but is much more interesting than flat illumination. I love all the textures in this photograph.
Plants growing in the sand dunes. I chose the foreground plant for its shadow and the strong texturing of its leaves.
The light on the foreground plants caught my eye. From this angle they look like small explosions in the sand.
To my eyes it looks a bit like a desert. Although the dunes are actually quite small, I wanted to evoke a sense of a larger space.
I've been experimenting with vertical panoramas. This is an eight shot merge.
As we were leaving, I saw this beautiful burst of yellow lit up by the sunshine.