cloud and clear




time stops with camera in hand

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gentle curves of black windows beckon

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layers of bark become canvas

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life in smoothness and texture on a cloudy day

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32 comments:

Char said...

i agree - bark always draws me in. the patterns, the texture, the contrasts.

Betsy said...

Lovely textures! Sycamore, right?

SE'LAH... said...

Time does stop in photos! So lovely.

ELK said...

yes Betsy ...a big sycamore in a yard I pass often...it was taken some time back..sure it is filled with big green leaves now

S. Etole said...

these are truly elegant, ELK ...

Gayle said...

Our day looks like that today. The tree is so interesting.

spread your wings said...

the texture of the sycamore tree is so interesting. i love the contrast of the smooth and rough, light and dark it gives.
beautiful images Elk.

deb said...

I love tree trunk texture.... your shots of them are fabulous.

suzanne said...

i am a sucker for texture - lovely

Kimmie said...

I love the combination of building and tree - the same colors and the same arches - but so very different

Oliag said...

your juxtaposition of architecture and tree bark are beautiful...something I wouldn't have thought of...I love that tree bark and see it here in RI sometimes but didn't know what kind it was...

smith kaich jones said...

you are the best image segue-er i know. and yes, time stops with camera in hand. camera stops time. thankfully.

xoxo
Debi

Caroline said...

Oh these are amazing. I agree with Debi..camera stops time.

koralee said...

I adore the tree and it's bark or lack of...such a wonderful texture. Hugs my friend. xxo

maccandace said...

I wish I could write poetically like you, lovely.

Debbie said...

I do love the texture in the bark photographs.

becky at abbeystyle said...

A perfect day for black and white photography...elegant pictures...soaring...

Tracy said...

I like this kind of noticing, Elk... especially the bark. :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Liss said...

The best thing about photography is we can show others the beauty that surrounds us, the beauty that otherwise they would never have seen.

This is what your photos do for me.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Love the canvas.

Kim Klassen said...

oh my goodness.. such amazing imagery.... soo very beautiful.

happiest wednesday.....it's been too long since i visited... so nice to be here. :)
xxo, kim

Marcie said...

Love how you've put these together..how you've found the beauty and 'art' in the monochromatic color palette!

Mrs. E said...

I love all the lines! Beautiful!!

suzyQ said...

beautiful!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi ELK I'm so gladd not to be alone in this one. yea times does stop holding a camera.
Wonderful images.

Puna said...

I love how you put this all together! They complement well.

Jewels said...

I love this set of photos together!!! Amazing job.

Sue said...

Oooo...the bark. Beautiful.

Marinik said...

love the tree trunks, great images as always :)

Juliette Crane said...

beautiful photos! just love the creams and ivories.

have a wonderful weekend!
juliette

beth said...

the color and texture on that bark is amazing! i just love it!

Country Girl said...

Your sycamore is naked!