The Great Wave off Brightwell by Gabriel Hemery

My green treescape version of Japanese woodcut artist Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous art work, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. I call it The Great Wave off Brightwell. From the top of Castle Hill, the Iron Age fort at the Wittenham Clumps , you can see Dorchester Abbey nestled among trees and housesContinue Reading

GabrielHemery-tree whiteout

There’s something surreal about exploring the countryside during heavy snow fall. All sounds are muffled and the light takes on an eerie quality. It’s tempting to wait until the snow clouds pass and the sun comes out, but don’t wait . .  brave the cold, put your camera in aContinue Reading

I’ve uploaded a new panorama image to my online shop on Photocrowd. It’s a view over the Usk Valley looking up to the ridge of the Brecon Beacons. I find myself getting easily lost in this image, which really comes alive when seen full size (available up to 72″ across).Continue Reading

I’m looking forward to my next photography exhibition in May. It is entitled Wittenham Treescapes and features a series of images taken over a five year period within a one mile radius of the villages of Long and Little Wittenham in South Oxfordshire. The exhibition is hosted at the Sylva WoodContinue Reading

The same year that I started planting Paradise Wood, a new forest and centre for forestry research in Oxfordshire, I started recording a view of the former arable farm from the nearby vantage point of the Wittenham Clumps. 2015 is the 19th year of photographing the same view of theContinue Reading

Moody treescape by Gabriel Hemery

I like how the trees and mist look like clouds. Shot on the Winter Solstice. View file and related images from my album: www.thetreephotographer.com/black_and_white Camera:  DMC-G3 Lens:  LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6 Focal Length:  300mm Shutter Speed:  1/125 s (with tripod) Aperture:  f/5.6 ISO/Film: 200Continue Reading

Maple Massacre - a repeatedly-flailed field maple (Acer campestre) in an English hedgerow. Lumix GX7, 25mm, f1.4, 1/1000sec, ISO125, -0.7step, tripod.

I’ve been waiting patiently for the leaves on this field maple to fall after it was flailed again this Summer. The repeated flailing of this hedgerow maple has resulted a fantastic yet sorry form that only shows the resilience of trees to human hand. See more of my tree photosContinue Reading

We’ve had some really stormy summer weather in the UK over the last week or so. Unlike those intrepid fauna nature photographers, us plant photographers are normally lulled into a false sense of smugness that our subjects stay still long enough to allow us to frame every shot taking allContinue Reading