Dead trees as seen through a camera are fascinating to me. The way the branches branch out, especially if the tree has been dead for a while. Once the tree has been dead for a few years the smaller branches have fallen away and the patterns of the more robust branches are left behind, the patterns are beguiling. In addition the way the light plays on the different parts of the tree can provide even more interesting patterns. Changes wrought be the seasons and the weather make for a dynamic, ever changing, image that at times seems more alive than the living tree.
With these thoughts in mind, I have uploaded 3 new images this week. All of them contain dead trees. Two in black and white with the tree as the focus of the photo and the third is features an absolutely amazing sunset that silhouettes a dead tree. This last photo is even more unique because the dead tree in the photo was blown down during a wind storm (spring time in Colorado!!) a few months later. I had stopped to take photos of the tree several times, looking for just the right angle, the right light, the right clouds in the sky. This particular evening allowed me this spectacular view and then the scene truly disappeared for ever.