I have spent the last several weeks exploring the banks of the Bread and Cheese Branch, a small stream that meanders through an eastern woodland here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. My trek begins as a walk from the back of my home towards a grove of trees leading toward an area that I have earmarked as The Woodland. See my previous blog, The Folly of Unchecked Development, http://dworr.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/the-folly-of-unchecked-development. From there I traverse through a clearing often populated by deer that flee before my presence. A pass through another clearing and by a man-made pond leads across a mostly dry waterway bed that I now call the Red Wine Branch. Following the bank of the Red Wine leads me to the Bread and Cheese, a creek that flows over two miles from the west to the northeast. My excursions to capture the fall foliage of The Woodland follow about 3/4 of a mile along the banks of the Bread and Cheese.
In the Folly blog, I encountered and photographed the "Mushroom Tree". A new icon now emerges from the Bread and Cheese: The Whale Rock. Appearing like a Sperm Whale breeching from the deep sea, a boulder the size of a young whale has planted itself in the middle of the B&C. During this journey, I felt challenged on how to adequately capture the beautiful fall foliage of the deciduous trees and the slow moving water of the creek bed. I wanted to capture the serene beauty of this deep woodland that is seldom visited by humans. So I experimented with different photographic techniques and settled on a new photographic process to capture the mood and colorization of this eastern woodland region. I am pleased with the results and I hope you will be too. See the tail end images in http://dworr.zenfolio.com/p359124334. I am dedicating these eighty some images to my late mother-in-law, Regina Schaub, who just recently passed away at the age of 97 years. She was a Grand Lady, just like her daughter is.
D W Orr
Environmentalist, Historic Preservationist, and Photographer
Harford County, Maryland
October 29, 2015