One more cellphone B&W.  For some reason, the low-resolution look just feels correct for this scene and a very cold February.

I think most of us, when we think of “tree” in our mind’s eyes, see a trunk and a mass of leaves.

But in this part of the world, these trees spend most of their lives leafless.

And on a warmer note, although I generally don’t photograph nudes, it’s a pleasure to be able to see the architecture of the trunk and branches.



snow, Winter

February – – two trees


29 thoughts on “February – – two trees

  1. The photo’s great: appealing for its simplicity, the way the diagonal line in the background bisects the trees, and so on. I did have to stop and re-read a time or two. When I got to “lo-res,” I thought a stray hyphen had found its way into “lores” — the area between a bird’s eye and its bill. Once I straightened that out in my mind, I was able to appreciate the trees and stop looking for the birds!

  2. Darts and Letters says:

    for a nude drawing or photography session, does the naked person get something to sit on? Like a pillow? Or is there a reason they’re always laying gracefully on their side? I can’t get the sanitary issues out of my head. I mean, sitting there that whole time. Outside in mother nature, like this, my mind doesn’t run nearly so rampant. It’s just nature, unspoiled, neutralized.

    • I’ve never taken any “life studies” classes, and rarely photograph any people even with their clothes on! Hadn’t really thought about these sanitary issues! I guess the artists and models go through a lot of Purell and Clorox wipes? I think holding still for hours must be horrible, you must get pretty stiff. At the local Renaissance Faire, they sometimes have some “living statues” and it’s pretty impressive really. In “Confederates in the Attic,” there was one reenactor, who specialized in playing dead guys, and could even puff himself up and hold it, to look bloated like in all those old Civil War daguerreotypes. Why he wanted to do around doing that, I don’t know.

  3. Nude trees reveal a lot both about themselves and sometimes about structures, that when in full leaf, are hidden behind them. I am finding this a lot in our neighborhood. I like your nude trees and the cold is palpable right through my screen!

  4. pinklightsabre says:

    Ha! Nudes indeed, stripped bare. We have birds coming back and the first lily of the valleys popping up. It’s baaaack…soon.

    • Hey Bill, thanks. Yeah we back, we nationwide. Don’t know if ZZ Top ever wrote about lily of the valley, I think your spring will be way ahead of ours, looking forward to those little flowers, they smell pretty great.

    • Thank you, Steve. It’s funny, but since that shot you took, of a copse of trees that still have their leaves on, I’ve noticed more individual trees around here with some leaves – mostly maples and some beeches, I think. They aren’t near street lights or anything, just random I guess, but it’s interesting.

  5. Absolutely – seeing that architecture is as important as being refreshed by spring’s first acid-green leaves. You’ve made another beautiful, minimalist winter scene.

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