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Gairlochcy, Locahaber, Scotland

I have always found log stacks to be compelling subjects to photograph. It is something about their apparent order and repetition which, on closer inspection, becomes a collection of uniquely molded tree cross sections. The stacks are often situated on areas of cleared forest which do not form a particularly attractive backdrop, however on this occasion it was situated on the very edge of the forest. This gave an interesting contrast of shape and colour and a strong sense of before and after. Such is the marked contrast between the two elements, that it is hard to reconcile that the growing and felled trees are one and the same. The wave effect of the stack helped to further differentiate the two ephemeral states of this forest landscape. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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