£195. Edition limited to 15.
Paper size: 19 x 13 in (483 x 329 mm). Print size (approx): 17 x 10.5 in (430 x 265 mm).
Dimensions include border for easy framing.
Hand-printed, signed and numbered by David Travis.
260gsm smooth satin photo paper reminiscent of traditional resin coated papers used in darkrooms.
Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity to provide limited edition provenance.
This image shows a lone tree in Llyn Padarn near Llanberis, Snowdonia.
I'm not sure why lone trees are so photogenic. They are obvious symbols of loneliness, longevity and survival and that is only emphasised when the tree sits in the shallow end of a lake, as here. From my perspective, I find a lone tree helps create a simple, uncluttered scene with a clear subject. Remove the tree from this image and it's not clear where to focus.
The obvious composition here is to place the tree in the 'cleft' of the mountain range in the distance but I chose not to do that as I wanted to keep the mountain range unobstructed. I also chose a long exposure to make the lake absolutely still and used a polariser to remove some of the glare from the lake.
Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mk 2 with 7.5mm f/2 lens. 60secs, f/8, ISO 100