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Thursday, June 4, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Old Tree's last stand against the sky

I took this shot on Monday and I was struck by the beauty of an almost dead tree surrounded by a sea of green leaves from other trees. I focused on the top where the bare tree is against the sky so it almost looks like a winter shot but it was actually shot on June 1.


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39 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely. There's something magical for me about bare branches reaching for the sky.

Photo Cache said...

Oh I love the bare branches of trees against the sky. Always makes me smile.

barb said...

I hope the key word is 'almost'. Maybe it can find its way back!

RuneE said...

You fooled me - I thought it was a winter shot. Well done.

Barb said...

That contrast of bare limbs against the blue sky of spring is beautiful. Nice composition!

Sara G said...

Great photo. Love the cloudy sky behind the tree.
Happy SWF

Guy D said...

I absolutely love this perspectivce, great shot.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

erin said...

always a fan of leafless trees...they've a certain something to them...beautiful capture.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice. I've always been drawn to the look of the twists and angles of bare branches against the sky.

Carletta said...

Hi Carver,
This is beautiful and I I like your title. Beautiful sky!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Sanna said...

Nice contrasts !=)

bowledover said...

Hi Carver we normally only see the tree structure in winter. As you mentioned its lovely to see it against the clothed trees and those wonderful marching clouds.

Mojo said...

I love how the clouds line up behind it in the background too. Sort of an order amid chaos... thing.

Dewdrop said...

Love the way this shot turned out! Wonderful with the contrast of life and death and the great blue! Awesome!

lissa said...

I like tree against the sky

P-TER said...

Its a great shot ! ! !
I love this ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

Martha Z said...

Great sky but the Wordless Wednesday is even better.

Daryl said...

Ah the old naked tree against the sky .. love it .. I do love naked trees ..

Steffi said...

Lovely!great shot.You had a good perspective!Have a nice weekend!

Vita Stunder said...

Lovley Carver!!
These branches reaches for the sky...

Magical!

Have a great friday :)
Anna

Cezar and Léia said...

Magic sky and these branches are a fabulous detail!
You did a great work!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others, there is just something about bare branches against or reaching for the skies that is just breathtaking! Fantastic capture, Carver!

Have a great weekend!

Denise said...

It's a wonderful photo, and there's a lot of beauty in those trees that no longer have leaves, as you've shown in this delightful image. Thanks for sharing it and have a great weekend.

Carol said...

Beautiful....stark simplicity...the contrast against the sky is striking...

Calm Energy said...

Time to dig out Shel Silverstein's book "The Giving Tree."
~a wonderful weekend to you~ Maria

napaboaniya said...

There's something about bare dead trees that actually do attract good shots against the sky :)

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Yes, I thought this was a winter shot. You are great at those high in the air shots!

Ebie said...

Love the cloud formation, looks like object free falling from the sky.

ellievellie said...

I have a soft spot about old trees - there was one in my grandma's yard - grand, black and never had leaves - your picture brought memories. Beautiful picture!

Anya said...

It looks a little scary ;)
(from the movie "Harry Potter") LOL
Fantastic shot !!

vincibene said...

Beautiful picture!

Arija said...

Who says that only the young are beautiful, I love your old tree.

Regina said...

Wow. Great shot!

D Herrod said...

That is a beautiful shot.

Dagrun said...

I like this one. Threes against the sky is always nice.

Ayie said...

very nice contrast, i love the clear skies =)

That old tree is pretty tough standing by!

Michele said...

Fantastic contrast... what a beautiful photo!

Ilan said...

Fighting his way up, reaching the skies... I love the dramatic black color of the tree, it looks like it's struggling to reach up.
Great!

Karen said...

I like the look of bare tree branches against the sky..

There is just something about them that draws my eye..

Very cool capture !!

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