Funny thing about this family plot just north of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. It disappears during the summer months, swallowed whole by the surrounding undergrowth. I should have called it "The Guardian Growth." You literally cannot see it from Rte. 11 just the other side of the tall trees. This particular capture was taken in late fall.
I mentioned nearby Rte. 11. Well, I removed it along with a roadside railing. And I removed telephone poles with running wires, a white metal railing that enclosed the family plot, and a bench that sat near the second tree on the left. It was a challenge, to be sure, but I knew the result would be most satisfying. I should have been a surgeon. LOL!
I fell in love with the sway of the dark trees, the continuity of the background brush, and doesn't that white tree just POP!? The old stones are humbled by their sparsity and weary incline against the hibernating woodland thicket.
The Search Family of Shickshinny is a favorite with many. It also took a "Highly Commended" award in the recent '2014 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year' contest. One of the judges was famed photographer Art Wolfe. I'm proud of this one.
More to come from my gallery.