Cherry Picking Ladder

I took this photo near Flathead Lake, Montana, during cherry picking season. The ladder caught my eye because of the nostalgia is represented for me and the great composition. The ladder appears to disappear into nowhere, leaving something to the imagination. Originally I took the photo with infrared film and did a few tricks with filters to bring out the saturation. I thought the sepia tone brought out the full potential of the image. To me it embodies a nostalgic feeling of being at the lake or climbing ladders as a child climbing ladders,  exploring.

About the author

My original inspiration for landscape and wildlife photography began in northwestern Wisconsin, where I was raised observing the hilly farm and lake country landscapes. I was drawn to the Rocky Mountains and Montana in the mid 90s, when I relocated to Missoula to pursue photography. I have been fascinated with the land and with photographic opportunity since. I attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in 2003 and 2004 and since graduating, have enjoyed incorporating photography into my every day life. I spend virtually all of my spare time outdoors, where the natural world continues to be a source of creative inspiration for me.

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