Have you ever really seen a tree?
Everyone knows what a tree looks like. But have you ever really seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? When you look at a tree up close, a whole new world of form and beauty emerges, and you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. Through its delightful writing and dazzling photographs,
Seeing Trees reveals the amazing lives of these familiar yet imperfectly understood denizens of our shared environment.
We're excited about this beautiful, fascinating book, so we're giving away:
- A signed, 16"×20" print of a Robert Llewellyn photograph from Seeing Trees, custom matted and framed (see image below)
- A signed copy of Seeing Trees
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Emerging American beech (Fagus grandifolia) leaves, stretch free of their golden bud scales. Enter above to win a professional quality print of this photograph.
A beautifully produced and photographed new book.
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Maturing acorns of the sawtooth oak, Quercus acutissima.
About the photography
From Seeing Trees photographer Robert Llewellyn:
Way back when I made photographs on film, I had a studio full of five big, glowing light tables. When I changed to digital imaging, they became just five big, white tables. Now I'm working on projects to see things very closely, and I'm back to the light tables.
I've found that very close-up macro images take on a strange phenomenon when they're sharp throughout. The objects look like they really are as large as you print them — something we're not used to seeing in close-up images. To make all of my images sharp throughout, I used my light tables, as well as my engineering background.
My cameras are attached to motors that are controlled by computers so as to change the focal points in precise increments, sometimes as small as 1/100th of a millimeter. I make up to 50 exposures at different focal points for one object and then stitch them together in computer software. It's much like making a panorama, but moving closer to and further from the object, instead of from left to right.
Robert Llewellyn's photographic work is also on display now through October 16 at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.
Flora Photographica: A Study in Contrast features the very large-format images of photographers Robert Llewellyn and Andrea Ottesen. This exhibit presents bold, crisp, and colorfully arresting images juxtaposed with elegant, deeply detailed, and gently provocative studies in plant form.
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third party. The contest closed on September 9, 2011, and winners were randomly selected. No purchase was necessary to enter.