Tree Stripes

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.

As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.

I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.

16 replies on “Tree Stripes”

teee shadows on the snow is my fav of this post and funny how you cannot find the spot of the bottom photo – such it is with getting adventure nature shots! 😉

I haven’t walked that way for a while. My plan is to stop looking for it and it may appear. I’ve been walking that way for years but this and a vertical version taken at the same time are the only shots I have of such a maze of tree trunks.

Thanks Tina. The window display is branches of Paper Birch trees on the main street in the nearest town. I seem to think that the business is real estate but whatever it is it’s a very odd window display.

You are always well organized, David. These are well chosen and perfect for the challenge. As a tree lover – I can only applaud! The paper Birches are really well placed.

Thanks Ann-Christine. The four tree photos had so much variety I abandoned thoughts on checkers as any would have broken the tree theme.

Thanks. I have been wondering if it dates back to my time in art school in the late 1970s. We’d be given a brief or theme and encouraged to get as creative as possible.

It’s something I have been thinking about for a while now as some of my recent challenge posts have been off a a large tangent.

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