The Autumn-Winter Tree

Trees, Woods & Forests
The Autumn-Winter Tree by Clara Wanjura

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Photographer: Clara Wanjura (see profile)
Competition: Competition-14
Category: Trees, Woods & Forests
Location: Neu-Ulm, Bavaria, Germany


The left and right side of this tree do not seem to be in the same season. One side holds on to its autumn leaves, while the other appears to have moved on to winter time. I have observed this exceptional tree repeat this phenomenon for many years and this occurred naturally – without manipulation.

Such trees with only half of their leaves are a symbol for ephemerality contrasting life and death. I made use of this symbolism and waited for the right moment so that the dark clouds on the right opposed brighter clouds on the left; revealing the two different paths we can take.


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