The Perfect Tree (a photography project)

My first photography project in my Introduction to Studio course was The Perfect Tree. I had to take a photograph of the same tree at sunrise, noon, sunset and moonlight/stars.

First I had to search all over Muskoka to find The Perfect Tree (there are millions!), and then I had to go back several times to try and get my shots.

For the sunrise shot, my husband got the headlamp and bear spray out for me so I could hike out to my perfect tree in the early morning hours and wait for the sun to rise. My perfect tree is located at Huckleberry Rock.

My perfect tree at sunrise
My perfect tree at sunrise

I had to go back a couple of times for my noon shot. The first time I drove and hiked out there it was a beautiful blue sky day. By the time I got to my tree it had completely clouded over. The second time I went I waited patiently for a massive white billowy cloud to move so the sun could shine high and bright.

My perfect tree at noon
My perfect tree at noon

My sunset shot wasn’t what I expected it to be. I really wanted a shot of the golden sun with a dark blue background. But what I got were these amazing ominous clouds!

My perfect tree sunset shot
My perfect tree sunset shot

I am super proud of my moonlight shot. I have tried many times to photograph the stars and they aligned for me the night I took this shot!

My perfect tree at night
My perfect tree at night with the Milky Way

All I have to do is submit my camera RAW files and I my final mark is 100%!

 

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