Silver Birches


“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” 

Versions of this truism has many attributees over the centuries and is highly relevant to expressive photographers. I came unexpectedly upon these silver birches when walking in the English Peak District. Having only visited the area once several years previously, I was surprised to immediately recognise them.  This time their impact was immediate and I spent a long time photographing them. 

Maybe the light was different, or maybe I was. 

A Lith print on Fotospeed Lith paper, toned briefly in archival selenium and gold toners.

Image 12 x 16 inches. Matted – Museum board 16 x 20 inches