I have always had a special affinity for trees, perhaps more acutely so after moving to Laramie, WY in 1991; a small community on the high plains of southeast Wyoming in the wide-open space of the Laramie Valley where trees are few and far between. In 2008, while in residence at Ucross, my late afternoons each day were spent photographing the distinctive Cottonwood canopied entryway and grounds of Ucross and the shady lane entrance to the Ranch at Ucross a short drive up the road. These 100-year old trees were grand in their stature and age, and majestic in their presence. The project became this suite of 18 images.
The images in this suite were made with a Canon 5D, 24 – 105mm lens, and printed 12 x 18 inches with archival pigment ink on professional photographic paper.
The Trees of Ucross and Shady Lane I
The Trees of Ucross and Shady Lane II