There is an old cemetery in rural Michigan not far from my winter home. One of the really interesting features of the cemetery is a Camperdown Elm, which probably dates from the Victorian era when many gardens and cemeteries were planted with specimens that had curious shapes and habits. The Camperdown Elm is a twisted, contorted tree that originated in Scotland nearly 200 years ago, and is propagated by grafting. For this photograph, made in winter, I chose to emphasize the shape of the branches.
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.