Mini Challenge #327: You can't see the forest for the trees...
At a time when the Mini participation is alarmingly low, I am taking a risk and choosing a somewhat difficult (at least in my mind...) subject. In 2016, one of the very first Minis that I entered was Mini 220 "Into the Woods" led by @pegelli. Ever since then I've spent a lot of time thinking about how to photograph a busy forest without some other convenient object leading the eye. And since I live directly adjacent to a forest I have plenty of opportunities to practice, but I still don't feel really proficient in the skill.
So to quote Pieter directly, here's what I'm looking for:
"I’m always amazed how some people are able to put order in a random mix of trees and shrubs. I always find this a difficult challenge and I’m hoping I can learn to see better myself from your submissions. ... I just want to see trees, broken branches, shrubs and forest floor. No stacks of firewood or streams/paths or other non-forest elements to help the composition. I really want your shot in the woods in its purest form. I also want more than one tree, it really has to be a forest."
This mini will run until Friday November 12, 9:00am Pacific Time.
Here are a few examples of what I am looking for:
++++And here's what NOT to enter:++++