Thursday, January 31, 2008

Trees Make Great Art

One of our favorite subjects to photograph is trees. At any time of year, the architecture, color, and texture of trees makes them interesting and beautiful to look at. Here are a few examples of trees that we've shot during different seasons. The Japanese Maple below was shot at the Portland Japanese Garden during Fall. The bare tree next to it was shot in Herault, France. The moss-covered trunks on the bottom-left are shown as they appear in the heart of winter, near Portland. Finally, the interesting-shaped pine, which appears to have lost its lower limbs, resides on the Oregon Coast and is shown during Spring.

For info about trees, check out these useful sites:

Spirit of Trees
American Forests
Int'l Society of Arboriculture
National Arbor Day Foundation
National Tree Trust
Nat'l Alliance for Community Trees
See Spirit of Trees for a more exhaustive list

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Your 'seasons of trees' images are beautiful