19 April 2013
Let me know what you think about my photograph of a giant sycamore.
Today’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is up. Recently, I was on an outing at a local park, and spied the sycamore that is shown in the Lens section.
These trees are known for their texture–bark that peels and gives a powerful patina to the surface. The contrast of shades and tones drew me closer and closer to its character.
But I also found myself staring upward, noticing how it pulled itself toward the sky. This tree stands alone and its girth is small compared to its height. Nevertheless, it has a gentle majesty, and inspires awareness of its presence.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.
Wonderful capture, when standing next to a big tree a sense of command washes over you and calms the soul! It makes me stay in the present . . .
Thank you, this tree certainly captured my heart.
I love up. Up’s one of my favourite things … right up there with down and forwards of course 🙂
Your sense of humor shows. Thanks for the smile.
That is a perfect angle to take the tree’s rising trunk. Beautiful! Have a great weekend and best wishes to your family.
Thank you, enjoy Spring in all its glory.
When one sees the life force of a tree, close up like this, it’s hard to understand how we humans first came across the idea of chopping them down.
Oh, do I agree. I become outraged when people level a landscape or even take down a healthy tree for some senseless reason. They are such providers of good. Thanks.
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Hello there, Sally. The photo of this sycamore is so graphic, it screams almost. I love that you have chosen for it to be in classic black and white. Great choice for the theme.
Thanks, sycamores do call us to pay attention to them. Enjoy the weekend.
Great photo. The sycamores are mighty. There was one along the driveway when I was growing up. I still remember its round seed pods that would break apart into hairy strings.
Rosemarie, although I took this photograph in a local park, I have a large sycamore in the front of my home. It’s also has a spiritual presence. Thanks.
Love the details on the bark of the tree. Very cool perspective. Perfect for the challenge.
Thank you, happy weekend.
Photos that look like they could be a painting are always winners in my book.
Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend.
♥ from a tree hugger !
Oh, yes, I am too. Enjoy the weekend, and thanks.
You captured so much detail….kudos!
Laurie, thanks. It’s amazing what an iPhone can achieve.
Thank you, happy weekend.
Very majestic looking!
Thanks, I agree.