Tree trunks and bare branches


davidwozhere

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 00:43
It was overcast, cold and threatening rain when I went for my walk today so I decided to make use of the conditions and
the tall birch trees that have grown straight up in an abandoned coppice. They were taken with an SMC Pentax-A 24 -50 zoom
at 24mm and f11 on a K1. Believe it or not, they are in colour (!) but conditions would have you think otherwise.

Heaven knows what caused these two to grow with identical bends and twists?



These views looking straight up have a really 'organic' feel to them



In most groups of trees the topmost branches just tangle together. It is only in one or two cases that they have made
a sort of 'hole' for themselves at the top of the canopy. When they do, the results are quite dramatic.



Comments are welcome, as always.
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pschlute

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 06:25
They work very well for me.
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PeterKR

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 08:51
Totally organic and vegan !

Great work and very artistic patterns on that last shot.

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Peter

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 10:46
I like them all. I wouldn't have thought they were in colour unless you'd let us know. So interesting, great images.
Be well, stay safe.

Chrism8

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 14:12
#2 and #3 are superb, #2 just edges it for me for the perspective
Chris

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PRYorkshire

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 18:51
Really like number 3, a great perspective. I find number 2 slightly unsettling with the main trunk coming downwards from the top centre but when I rotate the image 180 degrees find it totally different and really like it, just how my mind works.
Paul

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 19:52
No.1 doesn't quite work for me, I think it's because my brain wants to see the two main trunks coming from the 2 bottom corners

No.2 and 3 are spot on - I get what Paul is saying about 2, but I like it just as it is - Good job all our minds aren't the same
LennyBloke

davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/01/2022 - 01:10
Oh my. Thank you for all those nice comments, especially for results from such a grey, uninspiring day.
In comparison with the other two, I agree about the first one not being in the same class but it was taken because of the almost identical shapes of the wiggles in their trunks, particularly in the upper parts. Now that I examine the other two, I see that there is a similar kink towards the tops of a lot of these trunks. Am I seeing things or is there maybe something more going on here?
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 21/01/2022 - 13:42
Really like no.2 and 3. They look like the veins in a lung which I suppose they are, tree's that is, they're the lungs of the earth
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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 21/01/2022 - 13:44
cardiffgareth wrote:
Really like no.2 and 3. They look like the veins in a lung which I suppose they are, tree's that is, they're the lungs of the earth

Yep. Need to be protected too.
Be well, stay safe.
Last Edited by Urbanmeister on 21/01/2022 - 13:44

davidwozhere

Link Posted 22/01/2022 - 01:14
Urbanmeister wrote:
cardiffgareth wrote:
Really like no.2 and 3. They look like the veins in a lung which I suppose they are, tree's that is, they're the lungs of the earth

Yep. Need to be protected too.

Tell HS2 about it. They have utterly razed acres and acres of Warwickshire, often for access roads and materials dumps, neither of which required trees to have been bulldozed.
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K10D

Link Posted 22/01/2022 - 08:21
The last for me, all good but the third is quite "balanced".

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