04.05.2021 Monochrome Monday-Jennison Road

Mountain Laurel branches develop some nice shape. Although dead, I liked the curves combined with the stump.

Last year was a downer for Mountain Laurel flowers.  The year before was glorious and I am hoping for a rebound this year.

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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16 Responses to 04.05.2021 Monochrome Monday-Jennison Road

  1. For some reason, I’ve always been drawn to dead wood as a subject for photography. After I view an image that looked so promising out in the wild, I find myself asking, “Am I the only person on earth who finds this interesting?”
    I find your mountain laurel branch very interesting. Nicely done. I do, however, prefer them flowering!

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    • As do I, Bob. I am looking forward to a good bloom this year although our lack of snow/rain might not bode well.I also like to see and shoot dead trees although winter provides us with plenty of living trees that appear dead. I wondered if I was the only one to like this so appreciate your enthusiasm.


  2. Kind of eerie but cool. Might be a totem for the Great Flying Spaghetti God.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Looks like it is waving hello! 🙂

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Fascinating shot, Steve!

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  5. Interesting image Steve! I like it!


  6. shoreacres says:

    It’s like vertical driftwood, and just as pleasing!

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    • When I first spotted this scene it was the mountain laurel branches I focused on. But that was from a different angle and as I walked around checking other possibilities I decided that I liked the snag included and in the end that took dominance over my first composition. Some of the rotted wood was ruddy in color and I thought about staying there but monochrome was my intent when shooting so there it is.


  7. Dave Ply says:

    I like the contrast. Is it in dark water?

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