Yoga Tree in Autumn

She’s wearing a coat of many colors…

I may just have to do a series of posts of the Yoga Tree in her various seasonal outfits; I’ll have to think how I want to organize it, but for now…here’s a little taste!

Photo Oct 28, 7 17 17 AM
Yoga Tree in Autumn

As you can tell from this image, she’s progressing in dropping her leaves, which have beautiful shades of color at this time of year.  It’s almost, as if she is stretching out of a slumber that was induced by the blanket of leaves that she carried during the Spring and Summer months.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of this image!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

42 thoughts on “Yoga Tree in Autumn”

      1. Amazingly symbolic. One can imagine a Greek nymph running from a pursuing god, calling to a goddess for help and being turned into this tree.

  1. I think she is so beautiful and I hope she has a long and lovely life. But I remember you said something about the area near by – that there may be something that could endanger her. I hope not. However, she will be immortalized in your beautiful photographs.

    1. Thank you. I’m keeping an eye on what is happening, and it appears that they are staying well away from the road, which is what she is close to. Let’s hope for the best. She is an interesting tree anyway, as she grew around a discarded oil tank (typical on a farm), which contributed to her shape.

    1. I would, but the people that own the land are not overly pleased with any photography. They have been harassed quite a bit about the work they are doing, even though it appears legal.

  2. This is an amazing photo! Trees always amaze me, with or without leaves. They have a way of telling stories and I would love to hear her stories! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!😃

  3. What a beautiful photo! Trees always seem to amaze me, with or without leaves. They seem to be able to tell us stories and I would love to hear her stories. Thanks for sharing!

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