On a recent trip to the Experimental Farm, a rural sprawl of land right in the middle of the city, I paused to snap some shots of the human-less landscape. I’m still getting used to the vast amount of space and the incredible number of trees Ottawa has, that I didn’t see while living in Toronto.
I saw this scene as I cycled up to it and hoped it would work as a black and white image. I really like the textured layers, and how they move from dark to light as your eye moves from the bottom of the image to the top. I also like the barrenness of the landscape coupled with a tiny cluster of MASSIVE trees on the left. For me, the trees add perspective and a sense of scale, because they absolutely tower over you when you’re close to them.
This image will be part of Leanne Cole’s upcoming Monochrome Madness challenge.