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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Sixty Two: The Abstract Landscape > Tapestry at Annie’s Creek, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 2008
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Tapestry at Annie’s Creek, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 2008

This abstract approach to landscape photography came about because of a problem. Annie’s Creek flows along a deep canyon, a canyon without sunlight at this moment. An overall view would be flat and descriptive. I was forced to abstract, limiting my view to the textures and colors of the pine trees growing along the oxidized canyon wall. I built this abstraction around a single pine tree juxtaposed against the deepest of the colors on the canyon wall. The wall seems to be burning, and the smaller trees seem to take flight from the flames. I cropped the image as a square to hem the trees in from all directions, and making escape seem more difficult.

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Phil Douglis27-Sep-2008 19:19
Thanks, Tim, for using your imagination here to see the small trees as fossils. Even the red imprint on the canyon wall here is ancient, and could be seen as an expression of long vanished life.
Tim May27-Sep-2008 18:46
The oxidized canyon walls seem to hold fossil images of ancient trees.
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