Have you ever just stopped and really looked at a tree? Trees are mother nature’s sculptures. Each one is unique and individual. Taken as a whole, a tree is beautiful but looked at closely for it’s individual parts, trees are simply quite amazing.
We often make the mistake of only trying to capture the tree as a whole. We think we must portray the tree’s grandness in order to have a successful photograph. To me, the interesting parts of the tree are not just the size or the color but also the shape. Along with the shape, how a tree interacts with it’s neighbors is also important to portray.
I took the pictures below because they captured the soul of the tree or the tree’s interaction with its neighbors. I hope to inspire you to take a moment in your busy day and get up close and personal with a tree.
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You found some nice trees! 🙂 Where did you make these pictures?
These were made at a park near Dayton, Ohio.
The top tree branch takes me back to an almost exact replica of that branch that I use to escape to and hang out on. Sometimes I would even imagine it was a horse. I am a tree lover. One of my favorite views of trees are from lying down underneath and looking up. Those views are so magical and mystical to me. your photographs are wonderful. J.K. ps. thanks for visiting my site.
Thanks! I found that tree out in the woods in a local park. They have trails and it was a bit off one of the trails.
That was amazing to see that branch. Your work is wonderfully beautiful. I love photography. I do video and freeze frame but want to get in to working more with a camera that does stills and video. You definitely have the eye. I spend so much of my time writing I don’t get to observe nature enough. Want to change. I love looking at good photography and yours is really really good. My favorite shots are trees, closeups of flowers and sunsets and water/land connected with the other. I will be back to your page as often as possible. Thank you for the tree branch. That was a good memory for me. J.K.
These are lovely. I went for a walk in the park today and found a tree that looked like an Elephant. You make me wish I’d taken a picture of it!
You should have!
I particularly like the two you’ve done with the interesting horizontal perspective on the limbs.
Lovely photos. I really like the one with the red light on the bark and the path through the trees makes me want to go for a walk.
Thanks Suzanne. There were several of those paths at this park.
Great shots and angles! It is great to see a different perspective sometimes 🙂
love the pictures!
Well done … at which park? The straight up pic my fav.
Thanks. It was at Cox Arboretum, just south of Dayton, OH.
Lovely photos and art :)… there is one type of tree “art” that I really hate and it is tree graffiti 😦
Yeah, it’s sad. I don’t see it too much. In this park, they mark some trees with a simple white circle. These are the trees that have been infected with a tree bug that kills them. It is new to the area. That is sad too.
I’ve just come back from a gorgeous lake in the mountainous part of Italy. I was really saddened to see stupid name carvings in many trees there 😦
Love TreeArt2 and TreeArt4! They really pull me into the compo!
If I was a tree and you had taken those pictures, I would be rather annoyed with you.You showed how twisted i can be, with skins like aged old lady..wrinkled and creased..I am peeling and shedding yet standing helplessly..when the sun shines and I grasp for rains..no where to see..broken at nodes and scratches that told, my fight to resist your hands that pulled me..and why you take shots from underside of me..wher I don’t really look majestic ..and am not pleased
I don’t about that. I think the trees in my photos are beautiful and I am seeing them as individual. So perhaps the trees would thank us for viewing them this way. Great perspective though. Thanks for sharing.
trees are not me
very colorful leaves.
LOVE these! I am totally fascinated with trees. 🙂
Yes, they are amazing aren’t they?
A wonderful idea. I am so glad you decided to “bark up” the trees.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed.
I love your choice of topics in your photography…I love taking photos of God’s scenery, also!! These trees are gorgeous, and you’ve captured their timeless majesty with age…I hope folks see this much beauty when people age, too!
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Sorry, My computer went crazy there for a moment…
What a beautiful post, I know exactly what you mean – trees have as much individuality and personality as any unique human…they’re just a bit quieter about it…stunning photos…hey, thanks for dropping by and for the like:-)
Thanks so much for your comment.
Wish you were local to me! The trail i use to work out has some BEAUTIFUL trees and shrubby and just overall a prim photo ops. Love that you think out side of the box and present photos to us that are mundane and turn them majestic .
Corner of Confessions, thanks. Where are you? NY?
Yes, the suburbs or new york…queens.
I used to live in Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Village when I worked for the airlines.
ah, so close to me! i live a few neighborhoods over, woodhaven…if u worked in the airport,,jfk atleast….u would of had to drive right by my neighborhood. The park I’m talking about is Forest Park, Victory Field.
These photos were really beautiful. And this is going to sound like total stoner/hippie talk, but I was driving the other day and looking at the trees, and it was just so weird to think of how small they were and how they were so big now. It’s like they’re just pushed out of the earth. See? Total stoner speak.
Nah… interesting thought. Thanks for sharing.
Watching the trees is simillar to laying on the ground and learning the clouds shape: this one is like a bird, and another ls like an elephant. I wonder, is it real to find such shapes in tree silhouette…
Thanks for your thoughts!
Beautiful photos! You really have ‘an eye’!
Thanks! My eye thanks you 😉
I always look at a really old tree and think who has stood under you before? Love thinking about how the years have changed and how the trees have seen so very much change. Great photos.
Never thought of it that way.
These are all fantastic pictures. I think you chose a perfect time of day to take these, since the lighting really seems to bring out the vibrant color of the green. My favorite would have to be the second from the top.
Thanks, I am glad you enjoy my tree pictures.
I love trees! 🙂
Yes I agree, trees are amazing. Thanks!
A nature lover myself. Awesome pics 🙂
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