Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winter Tree

Winter Tree

This will be the last winter photo for a while as all the snow now has melted away. This photo was taken just a couple of days ago and this is of course my favorite tree, as you probably know by now. I now have 161 photos of this Oxel or Swedish Whitebeam! Beat that if you can. It's amazing how it looks different every time I walk down the path that you can see to the right.

8 comments:

Blognote said...

A beautiful landscape, like an oilpainting!! Excellent choice!Have a good weekend!

Kate said...

I checked your link and enjoyed all the photos of your special tree, and loved the two with horses. Your fascination with this tree reminds me of "The Witch Tree" in Grand Portage, MN that is revered by the Chippewa Indians. It's an old cedar that grows out of a rock that tourist find quite interesting, although the Indians are not enamoured of the name given it by non-Indian observers. Check Google for more info on it.

Fredrik said...

I remember that tree for sure. Great version!

Kim said...

It haunts my dreams, Steffe. . .
:-)

It is so beautiful, whenever you shoot it, well worth the series of shots. Have you any plans for them? I imagine they make quite a collection. Perhaps when you get to 365 you could publish two companion posters: one of your personal 365 project, and one of the tree. I would buy both, and I bet other of your photo friends would too. Or you are just 20 or so shots from have half a year's worth of shots of it. Something to think about. . .
Cheers,
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Kim said...

PS, idea for a new series on your tree: you could start alternate views from other sides, other angles close ups, distance, from up in the tree looking down, exploring new aspects of its loveliness. Between your tree and Jenny's recurring twin trees and her Mudge Pond shots on Sharon Daily Photo, I'm inspired to do a similar series.
-Kim

Steffe said...

I was going to make a photo book with 52 photos, one for every week of the year. Then I forgot about it. But as the tree has a few fans around the world I guess I should try again. There's two reasons I shoot the tree from this angle. It looks best from here, and as I come around a corner on my walks this is how I see it. I usually stop right there on the path and take a couple of photos. I have one shot looking the other way from three years ago. You can see it here.

babooshka said...

I am already photographing thr smae bridge from 100 different views. Your favourite tree I think could be photographed many times.

Anonymous said...

I too love trees and I can see why you love this one. Such a beautiful shape! The lines of the branches are just lovely.

Love your pic of Rhino and the Squirrel too!