My favourite Tree

09th September 2010
This is a silver birch it grows on treenaglare bog just down the road from my house in Kiltimagh. I was out on the bike again this morning, fighting the inches, when I took this picture. I have photographed this tree I don’t know how many times. The first picture was taken about ten years ago and was a black and white picture taken on film. The picture won an award in a National Enviromental photographic competition. It went on exhibition in Dublin and on tour. A condition was that I had to send the Negative as proof of ownership and from which the exhibition picture was printed. At the time of sending the neg I tried to negotiate as I felt that how I had printed the photograph was a crucial part of the overall image and I offered to print the image by hand to exhibition quality. But no, I had to send the Negative, well I never got the negative back!! It was lost somewhere in Dublin. And of course despite many attempts since I have never been able to repeat the picture. The tree has “grown up” over the last ten years and now looks quite different. Still I thought it looked well this morning.

The bike also looked well backlit by the sun on the wet road!


Photo comment By Ann-Marie: Great Shot of the bike backlit - Sorry you did not get your negative back as you may never get that shot again.

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