Took a short hike to cut a blowdown on the trail and decided to pay my respects to the small grove of tulip trees near Thayer Brook. There are two large trees, this one with two trunks and another 15 feet away with three. They always awe me.
Flickr member Xavier took this great image of a forest canopy with his Ricoh GR.
Macricostas Preserve, Washington, Connecticut.
This birch tree had more bark curling off than any I’ve seen and it seemed a natural for this kind of shot.
I had a tough time metering this with the X70 and took a shot with each of its three meters. In the end, I used the one that had the most detail in the branches knowing I could probably pull the trunk and bark out of the shadows. Learning a new camera takes time.
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut.
Walking south on the Appalachian Trail, we found a small grove of sycamore trees right on the bank of the Housatonic River. These types of trees like wet environments.
I noticed some small, round balls hanging off the branches which I’d never noticed before. Wikipedia says American sycamores have winter “fruit” buds so I’m guessing that’s what these are.
I got right under a branch and shot straight up at the cloudy sky. I must say, the Ricoh GR’s high contrast black and white JPEG was so interesting I decided to post it instead of the processed RAW. The natural vignette in the sky and the grain and fruit buds all work well together.
Flickr member hernan andres polanco vergara took this interestingly out of focus image looking up a tree in Santiago, Chile.
Flickr member Mark has taken a great image of a tree from below. The light and shadow on the surrounding trees really makes this shot.
Grant Simon Rogers knows how to shoot trees from below. Wow.