Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Basket Of Souls: 366 project


















This year, I'm attempting my first photographic 366 project. I've chosen to focus on just one place: a meadow next to my allotment garden, down the road from where I live. More specifically: the clumps and rows of Willows in that meadow. It's said that wherever a Willow tree grows, a ghost appears, so I have named my project: A Basket Of Souls. Here is a small selection from the first twenty days.

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8 comments:

Kit and Kaboodle said...

I love the atmosphere you've created with your photos - it perfectly suits the title you've chosen for your project!

Taluula said...

These are so beautiful, Nettie, and now I know why 'a basket of souls'. Well done.

Lumilyon said...

Thanks so much Kit and Ann! I'll write more about this project when time allows.

Chris / Interealtime said...

I was wondering why there were so many photos of these trees!

This is a good idea - you'll be much more aware of the changing light and seasons, and you'll see a lot more. Plus, it's going to be very hard to photograph the same patch so many times and keep it interesting - which will force you to get more creative and try new things.

Good luck with making the full 366!

Chris

Seth said...

These are so mysterious and atmospheric. You picked the perfect place to photograph.

deb said...

I am not sure why but they make me think about the ghost of an industry to, plastic replacing willow baskets for transportation, of time passing, of traditions lost.

Lesley B. said...

Haunting images. Interested in the scale of these photographs if you chose to print them. Would it be book format turning over each page in turn?

Lumilyon said...

thanks so much for the feedback everyone! Lesley, I'm glad you've brought the subject up: we've been talking about printing for some time, haven't we? Now I have an iPhone 4S, it would be possible to print out much larger and I'd love to see what some of these landscapes would look like blown-up, in a manner of speaking! I am thinking that for book format 12in x 12 in would be good for many and smaller for others. Not sure about turning the page though. Would a continuous, concertina fold be better?