Some folks like shooting people, especially children or the very old, some stalk animals, wild or domesticated, some camp out by sunrises and sunsets, some stick with mountains and valleys, some swear by night scenes, some feast on foods. Me I have a thing for trees. When travelling by road, trees invariably catch my eye. Their outlines and silhouettes, and the more crooked and scraggier, the more interesting they look to me.
Which explains these pictures. I love photographing trees. And flowers. But trees win by a slightly wider margin. Especially in the leafless, stripped-to-the-bone stages. No heavy leaf-laden trees with lush green glossy foliage for me. I like them bleak, stark, denuded, desolate, skeletal, clawed and taloned, reaching out to the skies with defiant dignity.
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