Tomies Wood, Twisted Holly Trees No.1
Tomies Wood: A beautiful black and white photo
“A council meet.”
– SJ Mannion
A beautiful black and white photo of Tomies Wood near Killarney in County Kerry. This is part of my project consisting mostly of 360° photos of the forests of Ireland. After years of subconsciously photographing locations with water in one shape or form, I decided to photograph a series of images of forest. There are a lot of images these days captured of trees and if anything that put me off shooting them. It seems to be the new trend. However I was commissioned to shoot a bunch of scenes around the south west of Ireland, many of which were focused around forest. The aspect ratio of some was so wide that it meant I needed to photograph 360° images. I loved this technically challenging technique. It meant locating my self in the forest where I would unfold the scene in my mind. The scene had to be interesting around the whole 360°. As a result I become totally immersed in my surroundings and just love the peace and silence. Each panoramic took an hour as it consists of about 150 images merged and stitched together.
– Enda Cavanagh