Capturing details in Piti

There is a mahogany forest in Piti behind the Guns Unit that I like to visit. I have been fascinated with this place since moving to Guam in 2015. Recently, I have photographed there several times looking for colorful, intimate scenes.

Its broad-leafed mahogany trees are not native to Guam. According to Guampedia, they were planted in 1928 as part of the Guam Agricultural Experiment Station. Usually found in Central and South America, they are called Swietenia macrophylla.

A number of the biggest trees came down in Typhoon Mawar last year and most of the trails are now overgrown. I’ll be headed back with a machete and a camera again in the next few days. This will be part of a vacation I am looking forward to taking in late June and early July.

In addition to spending time with family, I will catching up on a few creative projects, including this one. It features the beautiful natural details that stand out in an otherwise chaotic jungle.

I have been trying to capture three images that work together in a triptych during each session. A few of my favorites can be found on this page.

Images like this deserve to be seen in print. That is why I am considering a number of potential options from Blurb and MagCloud. But discussing print may be preliminary unless I capture a much larger number of favorites in future visits.

These are a good start.

Let me know what you think. I look forward to sharing more as the project continues.