A photo just doesn't capture the magic of the Sherwood Forest -- it's a 360 degree experience.
So, this year I decided to shoot a bunch of 360 panoramas. It's the next best thing to being there.
Take a stroll through the forest with me ...
With its extreme verticality and narrow shaft of light, the main walkway through the Sherwood Forest has always reminded me of the nave of a magnificent gothic cathedral. With little imagination, the tree trunks become rows of stone columns holding up an elaborate vaulted ceiling of branches and leaves. My idea is to expand on this theme by adding the elements which Nature has overlooked: windows and light.
Making these windows was a painstaking process to say the least. This was my first time working with this lightweight translucent fabric, and my first time using tape (instead of thread) to hold the pieces of fabric together.
One of the newest trends in digital photography is the Cinemagraph. Made popular by the fashion photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, the cinemagraph is essentially a still photograph, but with subtle movement. There are many ways to make a cinemagraph, but with this image, I took the easy way by using the Kinotopic app for the iPhone. It's far from perfect, and nowhere near the quality of Burg and Beck, but it still works, and is easy to make.