Delta Lake State Park

As long as I have been going to Delta Lake to photograph the views I have been drawn to this tree. I have captured its image throughout the seasons. I never understood why this tree held my focus until I realized, the tree is me…


Stoic in the wind
Sentinel to the water
Lake dreams unfurled
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/40s, 13mm, f/11, ISO 200

2 responses to “Sentinel

  1. Yeeessss! That is exactly it. I find myself there too, in my own nature moments. ❤ Your haiku is incredible. All the parts of this post together, in those added layers, make me feel so much. And I know I play hard-to-impress with non-macro, but this landscape is so beautiful, except I may be biased from those accompanied words now. I think I have trouble finding the personal in the long shots, but you've made it very personal, for you, but also for me, as the reader and viewer, to share in that with you but also make it for me, with my own personal connections.

    • It was a slow realization for me. I’ve read that a “good” image speaks for itself, the viewer finds their own connection with it, but I think by sharing my connection with the image I’m connecting with the viewer. I started with titles, but now…

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