12.15.2020 Market Hill Maple

After several times looking at this tree, I finally got a foggy day to shoot it.  It’s my first attempt with it and I am hoping to make a few more images, especially after a nice sticky snow, but fog was my wish.

It has a few dead branches but as of this past autumn still produces leaves.

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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14 Responses to 12.15.2020 Market Hill Maple

  1. krikitarts says:

    No wonder you wanted to wait for the fog to enhance this. I’d say it was well worth the wait, and it’s one wish happily granted.

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    • I kept not feeling it each time I passed, there was a fence keeping me out for a few years before the property changed hands, and was afraid the tree would fall. So far it hasn’t. The snow the other day blew out of the trees so I am still waiting for that scene but happy I finally caught one. Thanks, Gary.

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  2. I like the shallowly sinuous curve separating the woods from the ground.

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    • The meadow is very curvy and one reason I never shot from the road was that the base of the tree was hidden. There was a barbed wire fence and signage that discouraged trespassing. But the new owners removed that and it is now a better view of the entire tree.


  3. Todd Henson says:

    It always amazes me how trees that sometimes appear dead are still going on, even if not so strong. Very resilient. And I do enjoy these foggy scenes.

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    • A while back I photographed some black birch leaves sprouting from a branch that had been removed the autumn before. I was amazed that despite having been down for so long there was still growth. It is interesting to see what you have described standing there with one or two branches still leafed out.


  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice… that tree has lots of character!

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  5. Nice Steve! It has lots of interesting limbs & branches!

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  6. Definitely conveys the mystical feeling of fog. I am always on the lookout for lone trees with nice shapes like this.

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    • Thanks, Denise! One other reason I hadn’t shot it before, among a few, was the lack of separation on a clear day. But fog makes a big difference. I stood back a ways with a long lens to enhance the depth of fog as well as raise the background to reduce the sky tree intersection.


  7. shoreacres says:

    I like the topmost trio of tilted limbs — they reminded me of Shakespeare’s ‘bare ruined choirs,’ although he was referring to choir stalls more than singers. I think this would be a perfect match with the sonnet.

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