11.13.2019 Autumn Beech

I’ve wanted to shoot a beech isolated in Autumn.  I am hoping to do the same in late Winter when the leaves turn almost white.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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24 Responses to 11.13.2019 Autumn Beech

  1. Leya says:

    This photo could have been from my forest today!

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  2. This says Eliot Porter to me.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I’ve always enjoyed photos of individual trees isolated on hillsides, but it never had consciously occurred to me that color can isolate a single tree, as it has here. The blue-green of the forest makes an especially pleasing background for the brown leaves, and I really like the contrast between the vertical pines and the horizontally spreading beech.

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    • I’ve always thought, well always being comprised of a few years, that this could be composed pleasingly but it has taken a few visits before I was able to find a framing that worked. I tried several angles before hitting on one without a lot of sky showing through the tree gaps and no other smaller trees to interfere save that one little hemlock. Thanks for the nice critique, Linda.


  4. Very Nice Stephen! Enjoyed seeing your tree image. Really stands out against the darker tree lined background!

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  5. That’s great, I like all the vertical dark lines in the background

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Definitely a ‘light in the forest.’ Beautiful, Steve!

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    Great find, Steve. I think isolating and photographing a single tree in a forested environment is a very tough thing to do (at least for me), so well done!

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    • Thanks, Todd. Yes, most of the other locations I know of for beeches in the woods are much more densely populated with them and other small trees. It is a challenge to make images in the forest.


  8. Nice intimate portrait of this little tree. The trunks of the large trees behind it seem to me to be protecting it in an anthropomorphic way, but they may be doing so in a biological way, too. Maybe they protect the beech from too much wind.

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    • Thanks, Linda!
      It think that most plant ecological communities protect and nourish each other, aside from all those nasty invasive plants which in most cases are there because of human interference. When there is a balance then harmony takes over and we have a healthy ecosystem. I have read that, besides the wind protection, they also share nutrients if there are less healthy trees and manage their positions and growth habits in a way that balances those nutrients and light requirements as harmoniously as possible.Far more humane than we humans.

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  9. Karen says:

    Well captured Steve, the trees in the background provide a nice contrast.

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    It’s lovely – I hope you manage to photograph the same one, or another one. I remember that phenomenon, always loved seeing it. 🙂

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