With camera in hand when I was out on a nature walk, I saw this tree in my local woodland area at Halliford Park, Surrey, UK. I thought the hollowed out cavity in the trunk made it look like the tree was screaming with a wide open mouth, and it reminded me of Edvard Munch's 'The Scream', so a photo opportunity was a must. There are a couple of small knobbly branch stumps above the hole which I think look like tiny little wonky eyes. The whole thing has the feel of a kind of living tree character that you'd see in a mythical, fantasy film. I find it comical & it make me smile. Nature can be amusing as well as beautiful.
AUTHOR: Juliette Voges-Chidwick UNITED KINGDOM
I am currently an Amateur level photographer, looking to elevate my status to Professional, with a focus in Fashion, Beauty & general Portrait work, but also with an interest in outdoor photography & other subject matter. I am a member of the photographer's global interactive community website WWW.VIEWBUG.COM, and in the last few years I've been a WINNER x 5, RUNNER UP x 1 & FINALIST x 6 in their ongoing PHOTO CONTESTS & CHALLENGES. In 2019, my VIEWBUG members's gallery was in their TOP 10% most popular, the website membership is worldwide with thousands of members so that is some achievement. I've also been a FINALIST x 2 of THE MAKE UP SHOW PHOTO COMPETITIONS ( Orlando & Dallas, USA ). In 2019, I was invited by the owner of a small hotel in Turkey to take flower photos to compliment the colour themes in each of the hotel bedrooms, the photos were printed on canvass in various sizes, the largest being 1.4 sqm, and are now hanging proudly in 9 hotel rooms. Inherently artistic, I attended art college for 5 years following school education. Things went in a different direction after that & but now it is my time to revisit & follow my creative passions. In 2012 I trained as a Make Up artist & qualified with Distinction. Where Styling & Make Up Artist skills are called for in a project, I can incorporate these along with my Photography.