I’m not sure which I’m more impressed with, the grand sweep of this magnificent tree or this long, ornate and stately building. They are both part of Jackson Square, though this is probably not the view most people take a picture of. A more common view of the square is the statue of Jackson with the Cathedral as the backdrop.
You can tell I used a wide-angle lens, the Olympus 9-18mm and I shot this at a 18mm equivalent. But, because of the span of the tree and the leading lines created by the building, I think it looks wider, somehow. I usually don’t shoot my wide-angles like this, but I like the way it turned out.
That’s part of the surprise with photography. There are certainly photos that I plan, pre-visualize and execute. But then there are shots like this which I quickly snapped as I perpetually trail behind my wife and son. After I converted this to black and white, it really came alive with the intricately detailed leaves.
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