Black and white photograph of a pine cone on a black background

Black and white photograph of a pine cone on a black background
New to Keith Dotson's Seeds and Pods portfolio, a striking black and white photograph of a pine cone, shot against a dark background of black slate. Captured with a wide-open aperture, the pine cone is sharply focused closest to the lens, going quickly out of focus into the background.

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New photo release: "In the Shade of the Mighty Oaks" [Video]

New photo release:
Photographer Keith Dotson has released a new photograph of magnificent oaks sheltering a park bench, where an elderly gentleman has paused for a rest. Returning to a familiar theme — beautiful trees dominating a landscape — we see here a rare Dotson photograph where a human being is included.

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The story behind the photograph: McFadden's Old Tree

The story behind the photograph: McFadden's Old Tree

Even the simplest landscape photographs can have dramatic back stories. This is the big tree on the old McFadden farm in Tennessee. It may look like an ordinary tree in the middle of a bucolic pasture, but this tree has stories to tell. It has been a "witness tree," it marks a 170 year old cemetery, and it was the backdrop for one of the bloodiest battles of the US Civil War.

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