“Time spent among trees is never wasted.” That’s a saying that I can fully appreciate. Trees are the lungs of our planet and are essential to keeping everything alive and vibrant. By now you may be thinking that I’m a crazy tree-hugger. You may be right. I don’t actually go around hugging trees but I do appreciate them and enjoy being among them.
I have also realised that they are important to my photography and I really enjoy photographing them. What is it that draws me to trees? They have shape, form, texture, colour, character; look good singly or in a group, up close or in their environment. There is so much that can be done with trees.
Whenever I am out and about with my camera, be it a mega DSLR or a point and shoot, I often stop to photograph trees. In this post are a few pictures taken under exactly those circumstances – out and about on a pleasant walk. It wasn’t the brightest of days, but that doesn’t matter because trees are one of those subjects that can be photographed under almost any conditions.
Sometimes I find myself wondering, “How can anyone not like trees?”