Jes Lee

Calm before the next storm

The river was high today, but more calm than I expected this morning. I have completed my series of river photos for my book, but I can’t seem to stop taking them as I walk across the bridge on my way to the library each week.

Tonight I took my camera out under the trees by our house. This one is a favorite of mine. As I took this photo, I could feel a few tiny rain drops on my arms. More storms are coming.


Memory of trees

There are times when photos can take you down a strange rabbit hole of thoughts. Leading through music to video games* to books.


(These images were taken with my Hasselblad 501c/m camera using the Polaroid back and expired Polaroid Sepia peel apart film)


(This image was taken with my Hasselblad 501c/m camera using Kodak Ektar 100 C41 film.

All of these images were taken at the Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Lake, MN. You can also see them on Flickr.

This wasn’t at all the blog post I had planned for tonight, but through all of my distracted thinking, this is what happened. Really, I think I am on to something here, potentially good. 

*For many who won’t get all of those connections – the title ‘Memory of trees’ randomly came to me when I was sizing these images for the web, and it reminded me of one of my favorite anime series ‘Haibane Renmei’, and the title of one of the songs in it’s soundtrack ‘Refrain of Memory’. Going down the rabbit hole of YouTube videos just a bit, I found out that the composer, Ko Otani, who also composed music for a video game called Shadow of the Colossus which looks to be gorgeously animated as well.

Until next time,