OLD APPLE TREE
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a hard place for farming, with short growing seasons and extremely cold and snowy winters. But there are a few places in the eastern U.P. where farms have survived, and we even saw an Amish community surviving in these harsh conditions.
This venerable apple tree has endured the cold and wind for several human generations of farming. There were still a few remnant apples on the tree, which appeared to have been abandoned by its human caretakers. I can just imagine a farmer carefully planting the tree a hundred years ago, looking forward to the fruits of his labor.
SIZE: This photograph is printed at an approximate final size of a bit over 3x3,” and is printed on cotton rag photographic paper using pigmented inks for an estimated 400-year display life.
LIMITED EDITION: This photographic print is part of a limited edition produced by photographer Lee Rentz. The edition consists of 250 prints, which includes all sizes and methods of printing.