General News · 7th September 2012
Here are some photos from the award winning photographer TJ Watts' recent trip to Cortes.
TJ was a presenter at Forestfest and kept the shutter clicking while he was here, both at the festival and in the woods. Beautiful shots of a beautiful weekend. Thanks for sending these images up, TJ.
The last two photos reflect TJ's well known style, with the size of "human presence" in the frame dwarfed by the vastness of nature. Such photos remind one of the work of the famous 19th century Canadian landscape painter, Homer Watson, called the first European artist to see Canada for its true self, who worked a century ago to save forests in southern Ontario which since have transitioned through farmland into urbanscapes. Here's to visionaries like Homer and TJ, and keeping the north end of the island as a reminder of what this whole coast looked like.
All the best
Starry Night on Kelly Mountain
Midnight Mountain Music
Resting at Grandmother Grove
Dwarfed by the Giants