On my recent trip to Minneapolis and Saint Paul with students in the Photo/Media program at LATI, we spent about an hour in the Como Park Conservatory. I had been there several times before so I wasn’t sure that I would find anything new to photograph. But while there I did take 97 photos, some of which were HDR sequences.
Of those 97 photos, 37 were taken of the palm trees in the central dome of the conservatory. So I guess you might say that that the trees captured my attention. And this shot is one of several that I took of the very top of the central palm tree.
In black and white it may be a bit abstract in that you don’t see the context of the tree. But that’s alright with me. As I’ve said before, I like the ability to take a “whole” and show the parts in a way that the viewer might not be able to see without the aid of my camera.
Canon 5DIII 1/60s f/5.0 ISO250 100mm
For context, here’s another capture (HDR) that shows more of the tree and of it’s location: