Resplendent Oaks
Virginia

Resplendent Oaks

20×20 prints are $1,250
30×30 prints are $2,500

In 2000 Ruth and I discovered Sherando Lake. Among my first photographs there is Glowing Autumn Forest, one of my most memorable images. The second day we were up and about, but I didn’t see a photograph at sunrise or in the early morning. As the morning progressed the sun continued to get higher in the sky until the very narrow valley was entirely lit up.

At that time I was running around, knowing there must be a worthwhile image somewhere close by. Seeing these two brightly lit oak trees I found what I had been looking for. I ran back to the van and Ruth helped me retrieve my Sachtler tripod and the two cases with my Hasselblad outfit. I used my 350mm Tele-Superachromat CFE lens to make this exposure on Velvia 50 film.

The finished Cibachrome prints are quite luminous with the fiery yellow and orange colors which convey the light and life I saw and felt that bright sunny day by the lake. Among other collections, a 30×30” Cibachrome print was selected to be collected by the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. These woods are alive!

Format: Medium (square)
Location: Virginia
Reference key: ros