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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:52 PM
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Trees
One of my favorite subjects is trees. I probably have hundreds of pictures, but these are a few of my favorites.

This is a mesquite-shaded path at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona.



I took this one from inside a cave somewhere in Southern Ohio. The roots were too cool to ignore.



This one is a spring field in Greeley, Colorado.





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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 03:25 AM
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1. I have a thing for trees too
Thanks to a jr. high school art teacher.

Here's a couple. I have more just not anywhere online at the moment that I can post here. The second one was recently used on the cover of a local alternative magazine.




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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 05:50 PM
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11. That second tree pic is stunning!
I hope you don't mind, I've borrowed it for computer desk top art.
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 02:51 AM
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28. Thanks
Here's a couple new ones of the first tree. It's in a park on the way home from work so anytime it's looking cool I stop and grab a few shots.



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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:11 AM
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2. I hug trees
I love trees, too. I am even a tree hugger. When a big dogwood fell down in front of my house in my first year of ownership of this home, I was grief-stricken. I even went out and hugged the tree before it had to be cut up.

The tree was diseased but I didn't care; I loved it anyway.

My cat loved it when I hugged the tree. She would join me but sharpened her claws on the bark instead of hugging it!

I know a fellow DU-er who does beautiful pictures of trees. I will write him and ask him to post some of his magnificent tree photos.

intheflow, that third one is a pleasing composition. On the one above, is that erosion that has exposed the tree roots?

electricmonk, first one is very unusual. Second one: ghostly. Ummm, I like!


Cher
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 06:53 AM
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3. those are wonderful pics of trees
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 07:21 AM by Malva Zebrina
I like the one taken from inside a cave. Amazing to what lengths a photographer would go through to get just the right shot.

this was taken on my road. It was beginning to rain and the forest had this eery greenish glow--I suppose it is from the lichens

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 06:04 PM
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12. Your photo kind of reminds me of one of my pics.
This picture is of wet aspens in Colorado. When I scanned it in, I was disappointed. For some reason, it lost a lot when converted from film to pixel. :shrug: But I like it anyway.

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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 04:36 AM
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4. I stumbled upon this grouping of trees just last week.


I love photographing trees, too! Unfortunately, this photo suffers a bit when reduced for DU. This was taken at the stone circle in Avebury, England (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scripts/nthandbook.dll?... ). These three trees stand sentinel over part of the Avebury site; their roots covered this hillside.

Great theme for a thread, intheflow! :)
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:10 PM
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6. Those must sacred trees
planted by the Druids. :-) what a tangle of branches--I wonder what it looks like with leaves on them. You have to get another picture in the summer and post it.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 06:14 PM
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14. These trees look enchanted!
As if on full moon nights they turn back into three dancing princesses.

And I agree with M. Zebrina that I'd love to see them fully leafed. Hopefully you live by here and weren't just on vacation so you can fulfill our leaf-lust this summer! :)
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smurfygirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 03:48 AM
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37. this reminds me of the three sisters
absolutely stunning!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:25 PM
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5. Not a glamour shot
Urban trees can't compete in the beauty department, so they try humor.

I call this the Viagra tree.


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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:12 PM
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7. oh oh--
LOL-- :-)

I saw trees with cannon balls stuck in them in a Civil war historic site--amazing--the tree just pays no attention and keeps growing as it is meant to.
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:06 PM
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8. LMAO!
(Must resist urge to post captions) :D :thumbsup:
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 01:50 AM
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9. Hi you all. Here is a photo I took of some trees near Sarasota, Fla.
I hope you like it.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 02:47 PM
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10. that is a beauty.
What kind of tree is that?

BTW, there is an fine artist in your community, Kim Northrop. Check her out.

http://www.kimnorthrop.com /

That's assuming you are from Sarasota.
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 01:48 AM
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17. I live in Wisconsin. My parents live near Sarasota during the
Edited on Fri Jan-14-05 01:57 AM by ralps
winter. I went down to visit them in 2001 and took bunches of photos at a garden near there.
edit- I just googled gardens near Sarasota and found the name. It was called Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
edit again sigh! to add link
http://www.selby.org /
:hi:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 01:42 PM
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18. I have resisted the urge to move there.
I have friends there that wanted me to move there. I like four seasons.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 06:09 PM
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13. The roots look so... so... *alive*!
Is that a banyan tree? The Buddha found enlightenment under a banyan tree. This tree looks like a place to find some enlightenment. (Maybe we can send Jeb there? ;) )
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 08:42 PM
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15. Serpentine is what comes to mind
Edited on Thu Jan-13-05 08:43 PM by Malva Zebrina
I don't see trees like this in the frozen north although if you walk in the forest, you may be tripped by a vindictive root hidden beneath the rubble on the forest floor.

This tree is amazing to me.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 05:05 PM
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22. Interesting. This was taken on Oahu.
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 02:23 AM
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23. Cool Photo RC. Do you know what kind of tree they are?
:hi:
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 07:14 AM
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24. I am told they are Banyan trees.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 12:42 AM
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16. Frozen Tulip Tree

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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 06:54 PM
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19. Gentle Giants


Trees are my favorite plant!

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 08:53 PM
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20. Cool picture!
Where was that taken? The moss is really funky.
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 09:15 PM
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21. Near the Tinkers' Wagons
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 07:54 PM
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25. My first attempt at posting a picture
Taken about an hour ago as the sun was going down (canaan valley, wv)

http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehosting/showimg.jpg/?id...

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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 07:56 PM
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26. Dang!
Why wasn't the image embedded in the message?

:freak:
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 01:14 AM
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27. That's amazing! Beautiful! (linked it to photobucket.com)

The light is beautiful in this photo! How did you stumble upon this? It must be a great story...

Unfortunately, photobucket has automatically resized the photo. Hope you can post a full size image at some point. Thanks for sharing it. :thumbsup:
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:29 AM
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29. I'm still baffled why my image didn't get embedded in my post
Thanks, SF, for finding a way to display it!

I see you pulled the image from the site where I stored it (imagehosting.com) and stored it on another server and inserted the url for that server. Using View/Page Source, the only difference I see between my url (which didn't work) and everyone elses is that all the other urls end with the picture format (jpg, etc.). Mine ends with an ID number. So maybe I should try a different image hosting site, huh?

The picture was just dumb luck! The night before this picture was taken, weather conditions combined to coat every exposed limb, branch and twig with about 1/2" of granular snow. When the sun started going down it took on a golden hue and voila! These trees are across the road from our house. I couldn't miss!
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:36 AM
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30. Second try
I switched to Imagezilla.com. Much better.

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 10:42 PM
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31. The quality of light is amazing.
Nature surely has the best paint brush. What a first post here! :hi:
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 06:48 PM
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42. That is incredible!
What contrast betweent the blue and white. Beautiful.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 09:55 PM
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44. Yes, that is a stunning pic.
I was perusing this thread tonight and saw it for the first time. The foreground is a bit dark, but the overall effect is amazing. Yowser!
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:46 AM
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32. Foggy Oak


Shot at Black Bayou NWR, Monroe, LA
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:58 AM
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33. Foggy Pines


Kiroli Park, West Monroe, LA
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 12:19 PM
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34. I like this one
It has a very mysterious feel.
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 02:03 PM
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35. Fog in the simplest of situations will cointribute to that feeling.
I've found fog at this location on several other occasions. Always provides good photo ops.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:47 AM
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39. Haunting. Beautiful.
I'm so excited that you posted some of your wonderful tree photography here!


:hi:


Cher

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 10:20 AM
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41. "The woods are lovely, dark and deep ..." (Robert Frost)
I couldn't help it. There's so much poetry that uses trees as metaphors, it would be impossible for me to not connect the feel of a photo to the metaphorical imagery.
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smurfygirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 03:46 AM
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36. here are some of my favorites
This tree can be found on Beer Can Beach (the name makes it sound terrible, but one of the best beaches I've been to on the west coast of Florida) A mangrove tree, it had once seen better days before the wind came and tried to sweep it away.


Somewhere between Reno and Utah... A tree of many years past waits for a wondering eye to catch it's beauty.




A shanty little spot on the bama florida border, better known as Florala.

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:06 AM
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38. Really like that first one.
It looks like something I'd take and secretly love but am sure the rest of humanity will not get it.

It's a great picture. :thumbsup:
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 09:35 AM
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40. Aspens in Colorado
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-05 07:08 PM
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43. Birch Forest in Keweenaw Co., Michigan
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