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I’ve always been attracted to trees… their sturdiness, longevity, and life-giving force are the very embodiment of nature’s inherent strength over adversity. They are, of course, simply beautiful as well. I have always been drawn to trees–as a child they seemed to hold some sort of magic in the majesty of their branches, arching to touch the sky, crocheting a pattern of profoundly complex branches and leaves that to this day, can hold me in rapt attention. So it’s no surprise that I photograph trees, especially in the fall and winter, when their stark appearance seems to beg center stage. Funny enough, for the image above, I had set out to photograph clouds. I saw them forming late one afternoon and, in a race against time, grabbed my camera, tripod, and took off for what I knew would end up yielding me all of 10 minutes of prime capture time, given the lateness of the hour. No matter–I set out on a mission. And while I did indeed shoot several interesting shots of the gathering clouds facing the east, it was when I had packed up and turned around the other way, to the west, that I saw the tree. Beautifully silhouetted against those gorgeous purple and gold clouds, there it stood, and I knew I had found what I came for. It’s magic when that happens. Hope you enjoy…

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Really inspiring shot. It has certainly encouraged me to capture the beauty of the tree too!

    November 18, 2011
  2. Prettylittleraindrops. #

    wow, great shot.

    November 19, 2011
  3. Beautiful shot. Very impressive.

    November 19, 2011
  4. Beautiful combination of tree and sky, and the silhouette of vertical branches against the horizontalmstripes of clouds and light. Bravo!

    November 20, 2011
  5. So beautiful. Thank you, with my love, nia

    December 7, 2011

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