Black and White Arboretum

Just watched The Brother's Grimm the other day, this scene reminded me of The Dark Forest. Snow White or Red Riding Hood could have ran through here.

Just watched The Brother’s Grimm the other day, this scene reminded me of The Dark Forest. Snow White or Red Riding Hood could have ran through here.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

There was some warm days and rain today, as we made our way in to the forest. Several photographers and I walked around the Arboretum catching up and talking, trying to keep warm in the cold rain and almost slushy snow. The forest was quiet and beautiful. The plan was to produce black and white images; and it wasn’t hard to envision with the grey sky, wet dark trees, and snow all around us.

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All the snow under the trees had this weird pattern to it. really neat.

All the snow under the trees had this weird pattern to it. really neat.

Lots of branches and trees were knocked down, presumably from the heavy snows we receieved this Winter. This one reminded me of a python coming down to bite me.

Lots of branches and trees were knocked down, presumably from the heavy snows we receieved this Winter. This one reminded me of a python coming down to bite me.

I noticed all the scrub brushes out of focus in the background of several of my shots, thought it would be a neat shot without a subject mucking up the view.

I noticed all the scrub brushes out of focus in the background of several of my shots, thought it would be a neat shot without a subject mucking up the view.

Matt, fresh from a trip to California, donned his Merino wool and braved the cold rain.

Matt, fresh from a trip to California, donned his Merino wool and braved the cold rain.

It rained off and on. Umbrellas and hoods went up.

It rained off and on. Umbrellas and hoods went up.

It was raining pretty heavy by the time we found our way back to the cars.

It was raining pretty heavy by the time we found our way back to the cars.

Can't pass of a fungus shot. I loved the light colored ridges.

Can’t pass of a fungus shot. I loved the light colored ridges.

Can't pass up a crackle tree bark either.

Can’t pass up a crackle tree bark either.

Stray leaf hanging on from Fall.

Stray leaf hanging on from Fall.

 

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