There is something about the look and texture of wood that really appeals to me, especially when the incredibly fine details and grittiness of the wood is captured so sharply in photography you can almost feel it. I’m attracted to the different colours, tones, grains, shapes and textures of wood and being able to capture the depth of these patterns in a single image.
I found a beautiful wooden temple display at the Hunter Valley Gardens and was immediately drawn to the carvings on the walls of the temple and the different kinds of wood that was used to create the structure. I also loved the imperfect surface of the wood and the different tones of the wood as it has been worn down over time and has created a character on its own.
I edited some of the patterns in wood for this post and converted my images into black and white to really bring out the rough textures and harshness of wood. I found the higher contrast works in favour of bringing out the details of the wood and draws your focus into the intricacies and detailing in the wood and provides a sense of depth and scope to the image. I brought out the sharpness and clarity in the images to enhance the impact of the rough wood and textures and increased the shadows to add perspective to the photograph.
I hope you enjoy the photos and thank you for your support!