During a misty morning walk I found this interesting tree in the middle of a pond.
The same trail becomes a new adventure with the ever changing weather!
This is a rework of a shot I took back in 2013.
I have always been attracted to scenes of lone trees. Combined with the water land and big sky it’s an image that is simple yet seems to captivate me.
A late December Sunset before the snow arrived. I like the way the tree seems to be directing the clouds off to the north.
The summer winds blow through the wheat fields making them look like flowing rivers. That is the feeling I was going for in creating this work.
This shot of a windswept tree on the west coast of Vancouver Island seemed to call for a painted effect. After editing in Lightroom and Photoshop I put it in FotoSketcher to come up with this painted version.
Thought you may want to see the original uncropped version with some minor adjustments in Lightroom.
Tree on a Hill
Well rooted and steady
Ready to take what life has to impart
But not Really
It is one with the Earth
It’s roots feasting on its bounty
The winter – a time of rest
The spring – a time of renewal
The summer – a time to grow
The Autumn – a time to sow
I think we may have a lot to learn from this lone Tree!
This morning I was checking emails and all of a sudden a blank screen. Outside it was raining and the ice was accumulating on the ground, trees, and hydro lines. The result was power was off for the majority of the day. Once the rain stopped I got out and took a few pictures.
Click to see them larger.
I took this picture while sailing up the St. Clair River this summer. Trees standing alone in a field have always caught my attention. I always wonder why.
Here is another shot of the sunset taken in Hawkesville. I like the contrast between the colours of the sunset and the monochrome tree.
HDR 3 exposures. Photomatix, Photoshop and Lightroom
Although this tree is dead in the water it still can provide interesting lines and reflections that appeal to my eye.
HDR processed with photomatix, lightroom, photoshop and topaz adjust.
The beautiful Magnolia trees are in bloom! I love seeing these trees with their big blossoms. It’s a wonderful intro to the summer.
This shot has been processed with various filters and texture blended.
The tree reflecting in the stream caught my eye and I was able to get it lined up nicely in the water without actually having to stand in the stream. I made me wonder – when we reflect back on past experiences do we have a distorted view?
Another shot taken last weekend near Millbank. The water contrasts nicely with fresh fallen snow.
This was shot in downtown Toronto. Love it when you find little gems like this.
Processed in Lightroom and topaz adjust
I came across this tree house a few weeks ago when I was out shooting with my friend Anthony. He actually spotted it first so I had to stop and get a couple shots. I decided to spice the picture up a little with a grunge texture and played with the hue and saturation in light room.
3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Texture added, Lightroom
Another beautiful sunset last night. This was taken north of the Village of Shakespeare Ontario. As the sun went down it cast it’s firey glow up into the clouds.
3 Exposure HDR Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Noiseware, Lightroom
Yesterday a group of us went on a photo walk in Paris Ontario. A friend suggested we shot this tree just outside of Paris that is filled with shoes.
I have no idea what the significance of the shoes is but it gives the tree lots of soul!
We were away at the cottage this weekend and on the way back we kept and eye out for a tree my brother in-law said I needed to get a picture of . It is halfway between Teviotdale and Harriston. We don’t usually go down this road but we had no trouble finding it. The timing was pretty good with the sun going down just behind the hill. Although about a half hour later the sky had a lot more colour in it. So Steve – Here is your tree! Thanks for telling me about it.
3 exposure HDR , Lighroom, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz, Noiseware.
After taking pictures of the horses the other night we were standing around talking before leaving to go home. We all spotted this tree standing all alone in the field across the road. It was starting to get dark and the others had to leave so I grabbed my tripod and took a few shots of this wonderfully shaped tree. I still wonder why you see loan trees growing all by themselves in farm fields. If there is and actual reason let me know!
This is a 3 exposure HDR processed with Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz and Lightroom
I posted this tree once before in B&W. This time there was a beautiful sunset that lined up nicely. This tree is trying to branch out all over the place. I don’t think it’s working to well for it. We can probably learn a lesson here in that if we don’t prune back the unnecessary things in our lives we can end up branching out all over the place and not be very productive.
This is a 3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz.
I spotted this tree up on a hill growing up out of the brush. It looks like it has been through many trials and tribulations yet it stands tall above the brush trying to choke it out. What keeps it going? It is firmly rooted in what gives it Life.
I’m going to go out on a “limb” here and declare that this is what Jesus does for me.
There was another beautiful sunset this evening. This was taken just to the south west of the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. This tree stands all by it’s self in the middle of a large field. Click here for a Google map of the area. Some times you see these random trees in the middle of a field and I wonder why it wasn’t cut down. Maybe the farmer needed a shady spot to stop and have lunch when he was working the fields!