Dead Trees


I don’t know why, I am attracted to dead trees. Add to that some fog and I believe you have the potential for a photograph. (remember, clicking on the image makes it much bigger for better viewing)

Foggy morning

Skeleton trees

Heart races

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  1. Alice Olive November 20, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    This is other-worldly beautiful. The contrasts are wonderful.

    • JB November 20, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      Thank you Alice. Glad you like it.

  2. Lea Gallardo November 20, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    Just beautiful. The depth is amazing.

    • JB November 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

      Thanks Lea.

  3. Daniel Ruf November 20, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Beautifully peaceful. Very nice, John.

    • JB November 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

      Thanks Dan.

  4. Rich Lewis November 20, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Dead trees are a favorite subject of mine, especially the dead cedar stands in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. While dead trees look like an easy thing to photograph, it is actually extremely difficult to find a perfect composition. Something always doesn’t line up and one feels the need to pack a chain saw in the camera bag. Fog is a great helper but still I can see in your photograph a great deal of thought. The balance of straight and diagonal lines is quite beautiful.

    • JB November 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

      Agree Rich, they can be a challenge to find good composition in. This situation seemed scream a few, but ultimately just this one worked.

  5. Howard Grill November 20, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    I, too, love the mood of dead trees and fog….not unsettling but restful. I love this composition, how the tree trunks all have their place without touching each other and how there is depth related to the foreground trees being cropped but the distant trees being seen in their entirety. Makes it feel like you are looking down a tunnel. This one really appeals to me!

    • JB November 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      Thanks Howard.

  6. Eli Ormsby November 20, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Sometimes, an image is just that. But sometimes, it has symbolism. It depends on the emotion-based viewpoint of the photographer, and the reaction of the audience.

    • JB November 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      Wow, Eli you are deep thinking today! 🙂

  7. Brian November 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I share the same fascination with dead trees John. I also think trees that are alive are more interesting in winter with no leaves or just a small patch of leaves. Most normal people love trees in summer filled with leaves. I like them too – but not as photo subjects!

    • JB November 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

      I would tend to agree Brian. In the fall I’m looking more and more for trees with fewer leaves.

  8. Steve L November 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    I really like the atmosphere…

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