a winter Chicago Forest preserve features trees almost entirely devoid of leaves, browns and warm tones fill the trunks and branches under a soft gently blue sky
Winter Chicago Forest

This small stand of trees are stripped bare of almost all of their leaves in this winter Chicago forest. The branches create complex interlocking patterns that weave together to form a dense fabric of autumnal colors. The nature of trees, their structure, growth habits and patterns are endlessly fascinating to me. And while a forest in full summer growth is a striking thing to experience, there is something about a winter day, clear and cold in the golden hour, that holds incredible beauty to me when I walk through these trees.

View more photos from this wintery day via my instagram account. Forest photos feature heavily in a number of ongoing landscape photography projects including the Redwood Forest of Northern California.