Oak Tree 04


I overexposed one of the major branches. It gave the oakĀ tree kind of a surreal looking. In this images you see one of the major branches with all the twists and turns. Last week we worked with the solarisation filter and I thought I give it a try. The result is the second image.


Enjoy and keep on working on your tree.

Oak Tree 03


Looking up reveals a totally new view of the oak tree. On the top you see some of the branches of a neighboring tree. They confirm that you are indeed looking up. Again, I converted this image to black and white. Enjoy both of them and keep on photographing your tree!


Oak Tree 02


I walked closer to the oak tree and photographed it again (and again). This image reveals something about the location of the tree. It stands on a hillside right besides a road. Also, this images fills the frame rather nicely. I converted the image to a black and white sepia tone to reveal even more of the highly interesting structure of this tree.


Enjoy and keep on working on your tree!

Oak Tree 01


I was driving towards Mt. Diablo (outside Walnut Creek, CA) when I discovered this California oak tree. While I was photographing the tree several bikers came along the road and I was asked not just once, what is here so interesting? It looks like an ordinary tree and the state of the art of a photographer is to see and photograph beyond the ordinary. Yes, it is just an oak tree, surrounded by other oak trees on a partially cloudy day and still, I also passed by this tree and decided to turn around and photograph it. Somehow this tree interested me and I wanted to make it stand out. This is exactly the challenge for this week. Pick a tree, take a snapshot and then start looking and see if you will find some great images.

Enjoy and have fun with this exercise!