Sunday Stills – Textures
I am fascinated by trees. Their shape, how they become distorted by their environment, their foliage throughout the seasons – not just deciduous trees, but also the evergreens, when they pop out their oh-so-green new foliage in the spring! The first thing to come into my head when I saw the “Textures” theme was trees – bark, to be specific.
No, I thought, I’ll think of something else, and I took a few shots of other things, like my horses’ thick winter coats crusted with snow, the feathery tops of some reeds growing in a river and mini-snow drifts which had been sculpted by the wind, but I wasn’t happy with any of them and in the end, I came back to trees.
|Papery bark on a Plane Tree|
|Rough Bark on an Oak Tree|
|Smooth Bark – I think it’s a cherry tree, I’ll tell you next summer!|
|Dead Pine tree with stripped bark|
|Dead Wood in the Snow|
|The Bark on the Planks which make up my horses’ Field Shelter!|