September 4, 2012

Spirits in the Aspens

Eric Cook
September 4th, 2012

       One night, around 11:00, Jeff and I decided to take a hike about two miles down the road to a grove of aspen trees in order to try out some long exposure photography.  The moon was bright and nearly full.  Its blue tinted light that shone down surreally bounced off the white sheen of the aspen trees.  I had some light sticks in my pack, and we started playing with light trails.  We ended up making quite a few images involving "wrapping" the aspens in light.  This was an investigation about movement through space and time.  The contrasting colors really popped and played as the vibrant neon colors of the light sticks intertwined and meshed with the purely natural setting.  We set up our tripods so that we would both get the same light trails but from different angles.  This way, we could integrate them as diptych image sets.  Hopefully, by the end of our journey we can expand on this concept, and let it evolve into something more.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to let everyone know how much I'm enjoying your posts and pictures.

    Kit Gordon (mother of Jane, who did the course last year)