18 Photographers Share Their Incredible Stories on Nature and Wildlife Photography
“Nature works in mysterious ways, where the end of one life often leads to the beginning of another.”
As I was passing by Fairy Lake, located at Port Renfrew, on the west coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island, I noticed an extraordinary sight. In an area where logging is widespread, the sight of a miniature Douglas fir tree growing out of a previous stump, right in the middle of a lake, seemed quite magical. It made me think about the tenacious existence of nature, and how its organisms thrive in the most unlikely of situations. I couldn’t let go of the sight without making a picture.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: 20sec at f/22, ISO 50
If your subject is of an indeterminate size, like a mountain or a large water body, you can give your viewer a sense of scale by including a subject of a known size, such as people or animals. This allows them to comprehend the magnitude of various elements.