Transposed is one of two photos in the Strangely Dim series that has the same subject. This tree was just begging to be photographed. It was already framed by the landscape around it and its shape and balance made it look like it had been placed there on purpose.

This image is not a double exposure. It was created in camera using only camera movement. The only post-processing it saw was desaturation of the colors to convert it to black and white.

There’s a mysterious, almost dangerous feel to Transposed. To be honest, those are two of the feelings I had when I was there actually taking the photo.

The title of this piece comes from the effect that the camera technique produced. When two things are transposed, they change places with one another. In this case, the black monolithic tree form became the lighter, more defined tree above.

A double exposure of gnarled old trees in Western Colorado