Monday, March 12, 2007

GNARLED


While I was reading Carmi's blog about gnarled trees and bark, I remembered a photo I had taken a while ago . It was of an old gnarled tree trunk full of color and swirls, with a bit of vivid green moss thrown in for good measure.
Hope you will enjoy it and check out Carmi's link, Written Inc.
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33 comments:

Mike said...

This is almost abstract in appearance. Great shot.

Ben said...

It is very interesting in both colour and texture.

Kimberley said...

Mike took th words right out of my mouth! Looks like an abstract oil painting ...a GREAT one

Kuanyin said...

It looks like a beautiful art piece!

Libbys Blog said...

You can't beat an old tree for a good photo!!

Piika said...

this is fantastic... where did all the colours come from?

Memories Catcher said...

Great contrasts between the colors.Good details and textures.Good jon!

The Wellspring said...

Wow - verrrrrrrrrrrrry cool shot - looks like someone came out with their paint brush and went swirling away with it. What a great find!

~Lisa

Ex-Shammickite said...

Are you sure that's a tree trunk, and you didn't take all the leftover paint from your garage shelves and swirl it aound a bit just for fun???? Great colours and lots of detail, super pic.

Olivier said...

tres beau, on dirait la palette d'un peintre.


very beautiful, the pallet of a painter would be said.

Chris & Deb said...

the large image is astounding. It looks remarkably like something you'd see from Google Earth.
Very cool photo Sue!

Icarus said...
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Icarus said...

It's another of those subjects that's irresistible to my camera. However, I've never seen a trunk like this, anywhere. A wonderful post.

Taswir said...

very interesting, I have never such patterns on a tree

kalyan said...

Beautiful colours & patterns in the shot...well captured!

photowannabe said...

Thanks for all your comments. This tree shot was done in Washington state at the Multnoma Falls lookout. Things are very damp there and this was in an old stand of trees. Sorry I don't know the species. It just yelled photo opp to me.

mrsnesbitt said...

This is fantastic!
Please could I experiment?

Vintage to Victorian said...

Fabulous. Can you see the winking monster with the hooked nose in the enlarged view? Thanks for popping by to say hi.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. Wow. Wow.

Let me thank you for stopping and commenting at my brookvilledailyphoto blog. Thanks. You are so nice to come and compliment me on the things I do with my camera.

Now. This picture stunned me. I have seen lots of old knots, and old trees, and some driftwood that came all the way across the Pacific. But I have not seen anything compared to this. It is increadible.

I had a friend, a French Canadian, who lived on Vancouver Island and he used to walk the beaches there and pick up driftwood and loved the knots and gnarled pieces that has been in the ocean for years maybe. And he used them to make wood carvings. Some of the most incredible things I have ever seen he managed to coax out of wood from another time. It was amazing work. And your photograph reminded me of those days and that man and his wife and his little homestead on that special island.

Thanks.

Still said...

Interesting texture and colors!

g help me said...

How is the artist now?

Laurie said...

This is pretty amazing. All the colors and textures. It could be an alien landscape. Really nice one.

Thanks for all your kind words of support. It means a lot!

Tim Rice said...

Wow! That is a terrific photo. Gotta love it!

Bill said...

I love all the color. I suspect it is due to all the moisture. I will try to get some shots of the old trees in this area. Very different.

I have been swamped at work as of late, and appreciate your comments.

Where are you moving to?

bluemountainmama said...

for some reason, the first thing i thought of when i saw the photo was edvard munch's "the scream" painting........
very cool shot!

and thanks for rooting for my beloved Cats...i think we need all the help we can get this year.

ruth said...

What great textures. I liked Carmi's post today too.

Chad Oneil said...

Just as good, very nice.

Lilly said...

Just wanted to say thank you for visiting Tuzla DP. I loved your pictures and I'll definetely be coming back to see how you're doing. it's my last day of psoting, so come and visit.

Annie said...

Spectacular photo.

Moi said...

fall short of words to describe the pic..it's simply awesome!!! i too at first glance thpught it was an oil painting.......not till i read ur description, did i realize it's nature's piece of art :)

Pequete said...

This is incredible, it doesn't even look like something alive!

Beverly said...

That is a great photo.

Kala said...

this is wild and crazy - never seen anything remotely close to this before! amazing!