Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Entrance To Another Universe

About a week or two ago it was warmer than usual here and so I went out to make photographs (I hate the cold). As is typical for this time of year in Western Pennsylvania, the sky was totally gray despite the warmer temperatures. I ended up going to a local nature reserve that has a large pond, thinking that maybe I would find something interesting there.

Well, the light was uninspiring in terms of making landscapes, but I did find reflections of the bare trees in the water of the pond that looked pretty interesting to me. When I showed them to a friend the comment was made that they looked like an entrance to another universe or dimension. That comment really stuck with me and so, while processing them, I decided to make them just that in my mind.

Welcome to an alternative universe:


Tree Reflections    © Howard Grill


There is also an entrance to this strange place in black and white:


Tree Reflections In Black And White    © Howard Grill