Trees Onstage by Holly Cawfield

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This was taken on Christmas Day. My husband and I were travelling north to spend the day with family and it was the MOST glorious and clear winter day. The road north is filled with so many wonderful sights and one of my favourite is the immense rocks with trees appearing to grow out of them. To me, these trees looked as if they in the midst of an onstage performance.



  • Holly Cawfield
    Holly Cawfieldabout 6 years ago

  • Dave Moilanen
    Dave Moilanenabout 6 years ago

    Wow! This is a knockout Holly!! I really love the mood in this!!! :-)

  • Thanks Dave! I really appreciate that! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

    MONIKACLOUGHabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful picture.

  • Thank you Monika! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    I just love your composition on this, the light and tones of grey are outstanding!

  • Thank you so much Joanne! I don’t do a lot of b&w ….colour is usually my preference…so it was interesting to work on getting those tones. :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Holly. Such a wonderful contrast of textures between the smooth snow, the rocks, the trees and then that dramatic sky. This composition appears, almost magically, that this view was put there just for you to find and capture in this moment…..and share. Yes, I would say Magical!

  • Oh thank you Carolyn! When I saw this I thought it looked like a giant flower arrangement, if you know what I mean. It just seemed as if it had grown into its own composition. I’m always trying to get shots of those kinds of rocks all along that highway but finding the composition is usually a bit of a conundrum. :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful Holly!!! I can see what you mean about the trees performing on stage like an opening scene to a play. Gorgeous contrasts and textures and the dramatic backdrop of the sky make a for a wonderful image!!!

  • Thank you so much Kate….it all rather reminded of some kind of chorus line. :-D

    – Holly Cawfield

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeabout 6 years ago

    I can see exactly how you got the title – not only is this AWESOME but you can see the spotlight effects over the scene – Amazing work

  • Thank you so much Pat!! I’m really glad you like it…you’re so good with b&w I wondered what you’d think of this.

    – Holly Cawfield

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 6 years ago

    What did you do? Just pull over on the 400?? hahaha This is sooo beautiful!!

  • Pretty much Jan! LoL I kept asking my husband to pull over all the way up north that day until he finally had had his fill of waiting for me to trudge through the snow to get some shots. Every time I kept saying “oh look over there….that’s just a photograph waiting to be taken” he’d point out that stopping in the middle of the highway might not be the smartest thing in the world. But nagging seemed to work. :-D (Actually, this isn’t too far from Pointe au Baril so there’s lots of great places to stop.)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightabout 6 years ago

    Stunning work! I love the composition and tones.

  • Thank you John! I appreciate the comment! :-)

    – Holly Cawfield

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...about 6 years ago

    outstanding and yes i can see you on the 400 stopped in the middle …..just kidding a fantastic job

  • Thanks Heather! I’ve actually stopped so many times on the 400 that I’m getting almost comfortable with all those trucks thundering by. There’s just so many gorgeous scenes along there….maybe I need a police escort! LoL

    – Holly Cawfield

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