WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

19 April 2013


Sycamore, iPhone 4s, April 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Sycamore, iPhone 4s, April 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 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.

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26 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

  1. Fossillady says:

    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 . . .

  2. Geoff says:

    I love up. Up’s one of my favourite things … right up there with down and forwards of course 🙂

  3. That is a perfect angle to take the tree’s rising trunk. Beautiful! Have a great weekend and best wishes to your family.

  4. Gallivanta says:

    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.

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  6. likeitiz says:

    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.

  7. Rosemarie says:

    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.

  8. Gracie says:

    Love the details on the bark of the tree. Very cool perspective. Perfect for the challenge.

  9. lulu says:

    Photos that look like they could be a painting are always winners in my book.

  10. vastlycurious.com says:

    ♥ from a tree hugger !

  11. You captured so much detail….kudos!

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