Sunday photoblogging: woods outside Madison, Wisconsin

by Chris Bertram on April 15, 2018

Taken last week on a walk with Harry Brighouse. I had the thought at the time that we were not so far from regular photo-commenter Alan White.

Madison, Wisconsin (woods)



Dwight L. Cramer 04.15.18 at 11:49 am

hm. . . . doesn’t work as well for me as some of your other stuff. IMHO, it’s too regular to be interesting, but not regular enough to be fascinating. Perhaps there was a silvery shimmering to the backlighting that either the camera didn’t capture or that got lost in transmission?
This coming from a guy who thoroughly enjoys waking up on Sunday morning and looking at whatever you’ve put up. I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, and keep up the good work!


Alan White 04.15.18 at 2:22 pm

Except now that would be under a blanket of snow, sleet, and ice! Thanks for this fine study of light and shadow Chris, and I hope you and Harry had a great time.


Chris Bertram 04.15.18 at 2:53 pm

It was all warming up (with a bit of rain) when I left on Friday. Did a blizzard arrive?


Chris Bertram 04.15.18 at 2:54 pm

@Dwight thanks! I can’t please everyone all the time, and criticism is fine.


Alan White 04.15.18 at 2:56 pm

Did it ever! NE Wisconsin where I live is expecting between 8-24 inches of snow when it’s all over– a record for April. Glad the weather was decent for your visit.


William Berry 04.15.18 at 5:14 pm

I like the geometry.

The shadows of the tree trunks are real-life perspective lines converging on a virtual infinity that is the location of the sun hidden somewhere behind the overcast; hidden, but still assertively present and dominant.


JRLRC 04.15.18 at 7:05 pm

I like the shadow game.
Tropical forest in southeast Mexico:


harry b 04.15.18 at 7:48 pm

Yes! We’ve had 2-3 inches (I just shoveled it). I’m pleased because the weather between here and Minneapolis is bad enough for us to have convinced my daughter and her friend to stay and extra night and drive back tomorrow.


Dave 04.16.18 at 1:54 am

This reminds me of the crooked timber of humanity.


William Berry 04.16.18 at 3:44 am

“This reminds me of the crooked timber of humanity.”

No kidding!

Actually, I did notice an inward ar inv of the tree shadows (especially to the left) in the photo.

But I think the trees are probably fairly straight, and that the arc in the shadow is just a (wide angle, foreground) camera artifact.


Mark 04.19.18 at 4:02 pm

I of course like the picture I live here, I believe it is the arboretum which is in Madison. You might try Devil’s lake the next time you are in these parts. I am not a photographer so I can only say I like it.

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