Weekly #710 - Tree Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 28/03/2021
Judge: Nigelk

Greetings all,
For this weeks competition I've chosen the title "Tree" It can be anything relating to a tree or trees. Your image could be of anything relating to trees, from blossom, leaves, forest, wood, single tree or tree house etc etc so quite open as long as the primary subject can be seen to relate to trees. If it is not obvious in your image please write a few words to point me in the right direction.
Usual weekly competition rules apply:- Image can have been taken at anytime but must have been taken with a Pentax camera or accepted clone. The winner will be expected to set and judge the following weeks competition.
I very much look forward to seeing your tree orientated images.
Good luck
Competition Entries


Link Posted 29/03/2021 - 09:04
Morning All,
It's Monday Morning and I'm up to my neck and got to get off so, I have chosen my winner (no easy feat) and when I get back this afternoon I hopefully will have time to write up my thinking and other podium places.
Thank you all for entering, I'll be back!...........


Link Posted 29/03/2021 - 09:32
Many thanks for thie winning place, I'll go and set the next competition now.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 29/03/2021 - 17:35
I'm back! Thank you for your patience.

In solitary splendour by davidwozhere
Lovely simple composition that works so well, whilst quite small in the frame there is no doubt this image is all about this beautiful Oak tree. Cracking start.

A bite off the Cherry Tree by Perspicador
Lovely colourful image, well exposed blossom but, is it the star of the show? Or, is the slightly soft butterfly stealing the lime light with its position in the frame? Different people will have differing views I suspect.

One Tree and Sheila somewhere in the Caribbean by vic cross
I think it's great that Sheila is in the frame giving us a good idea of the scale of this amazing tree and, what a great memory of what I'm sure was a great trip. Lovely to see a tree so unlike anything we get in the UK.

Gnarled by MHOL190246
The first image that I would call a study. The image works so well, not just visually but gets us wondering what happened to this tree to create such a scare and gnarly growth, it takes us beyond just what we see.

Threave Trees by Johnwnjr
Autumnal splendor! The bright red acer takes my eye straight to it then across the image enjoying the shapes/tones and colours of the background trees to a grand finally of the black bare branches of one tree set against the yellow leaved tree behind. Really shows the beauty of trees.

Evil Root by jofford
An image with a story. The tree that the roots belonged to seems to have gone, the well worn path around and over the roots ready to catch anyone not properly looking where they are going, the image finished with the inclusion of a walker ahead. I like the quite harsh high contrast B&W treatment gives us plenty of texture and detail in the foreground the visual centre of the image

The Trees are Alive with the Sound of Playing by johnriley
I remember you liked the high contrast B&W of the Q cameras and I'm guessing this in one. The image is full of trees and tree parts then goes a good step beyond with the children playing on what looks like a den made from fallen branches. I think it's delightful.

Lone Tree by pipinmels
Oh my, what a stunner! What an autumnal beauty! That tree set against the high peaks with crevasses of snow, enough said. Stunning

Trees in Winter by retsoor
A group of 3 magnificent trees in a farmland setting. I think its a good composition but, the image doesn't seem quite as sharp as some others. The lay of the land and the trees do created a good image.

Golden light among the trees by Noelcmn
I'm sure we can all see what drew to capture this image. A lovely light falling on the trunks of these gums giving good strong shadows. My eyes are drawn through these trunks bathed in lovely sunlight to the darkness that lies beyond.

Lime tree by Flan
Clever image this one, in my opinion. That's not a Lime tree was my first reaction then as my eyes explored the frame all became clear. A brave composition for a tree competition but, it works 100% as far as I'm concerned. Thought has gone into framing this image and it shows.

Norway Maple meets Gustav Klimt by drofmit
The colours, I see what you mean in referencing Gustav Klimt. What a glorious autumnal study and what a beauty to have and enjoy in your garden. A beautiful final image.

Thank you for taking part. I think this has been a many faceted celebration of trees. I hope I do not upset anyone with my brief thoughts.
To the podium:-
1st place johnriley
2nd place pipinmels
3rd Place Flan
HC's go to:- davidwozhere, johnwnjr and jofford

All others, thank you for sharing and joining in.



Link Posted 29/03/2021 - 18:06
Congrats to your good self jonhriley, it did catch my eye , I even thought the photo was older than the exit data stated , as it reminded when kids were being kids, full of curiosity, climbing , investigating and generally not caring what health and safety’s are and it was refreshing, well done.
Thanks Nigelk for the summaries of all the photos and of course my placing, and 2nd place by pipinmels is also a gorgeous image well done to all
Link Posted 29/03/2021 - 19:57
Thanks Nigel for the competition and judging/good comments. Congratulations to John for an excellent and worthy winner. Well done also to pipinmels and Flan and to the Hc's


Link Posted 30/03/2021 - 20:19
Congrats Johnriley, like that shot very much! Lovely joyful atmosphere there. And extended to pipinmels and Flan and not forgetting the HC's davidwozhere, johnwnjr and jofford. I am yet to meet a photographer that does not like to capture trees, much in evidence with this challenge. Thanks NIgelk, for the challenge, judging and C&C's, as always much appreciated.


Link Posted 30/03/2021 - 22:03
Thank you Nigel for the competition, judging and comments. Congratulations John on your worthy winner.
Well done also to pipinmels and Flan and to the Hc's.
Nigel you wrote "what a beauty to have and enjoy in your garden".....
the real joy is that we only discovered them the Autumn after we'd bought the house....
when they stood along the river bank and visually shouted out.... "Hey, look at us!!"
There are five sidebyside and only twice since 2003 have they all turned golden at the same time......
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
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