YES! I can’t help being a Game of Thrones geek. the visions in the series stick in my head and I see stuff making me think of all the symbolism of the show in nature. I’m guilty. @brooke was posing with another tree (the first two images) and I decided to take a break for a minute and have a look around and saw Bolton Banners in the trees. If you don’t watch or read the books I have no comment. lol
There were signs offering reward money to anyone who sees anyone clear cutting these trees in Kauai. Sad that anyone would chop them down. STOP IT. Even though they made for good images, it’s disturbing.
I always like to check out the opposite way in which other hikers appear to be headed. @anneduffy and I decided to do that instead of risk a long hike that would be worthless due to the amount of people we saw going one way. The other way was better. Life lessons 101.
Hawaii is so blessed to be without poisonous things. No fear of being in the water looking for alligators or crocs or snakes. Normally we have to look out for things that will kill you plus the occassional hiker or tourist. It was lovely to only have to worry about one thing. 😉
I still struggle to “see” the nude in the landscape, but luckily I’ve been blessed with working with all these amazing models, and seeing all the amazing photographer’s works… maybe one day I’ll get it. 🙂
always wanted to write her name that way. when christian and i were finished shooting we climbed a big hill in my truck – trucks are awesome – up in a residential area until the road ended with a horse staring at us. literally. i spied these massive leaves and decided i needed one. i got the smallest one i could and it still stuck out a bit from the bed of the truck. it must have been about 10 ft. long. couldn’t have done that in a car. thanks truck. and @meluxine posed brilliantly with it. here are a few.
This is another image where I’m fairly sure I can’t say I came up with the concept. Tara Tree and I were scouting locations in Kauai when we decided to explore a cave. We were taking phone photos of various places we visited and I believe it was Tara who snapped a photo of me standing with the wide entrance of the cave behind me. An almost alien silhouette.
I say I believe it was Tara who took the photo that inspired this one, because going back through my iPhone photos from that day, I don’t see the image I remember us both being excited about. In other words, not on my phone, so I didn’t make it. It was Tara. Definitely Tara.
I kept that happy snapshot discovery in the back of my head when Tara and I returned on our actual shoot morning. And we began deep inside the cave with the light coming in from the entrance, our only light source, directly at Tara with me in between. After about an hour of making beautiful photographs of Tara from that vantage point, I remembered the alien silhouette snapshot. And we traded places.
Tara began a series of dances and poses that were all quite lovely, but it was one that we made at the beginning that caught my eye weeks later. And I’m fairly sure it’s one of Tara moving between poses actually. But I love the simplicity of her near genuflect in that light. Almost as if she’s emerging from a cocoon of darkness into this dazzling light.
It just feels like a new beginning to me. Which is what I was truly feeling on this subterranean day of discovery. Thank you, Tara Tree!