Dead tree by golftragic

Dead tree

I thought this dead tree looked great against the dramatic sky.
There are some really amazing textures in this shot, from the dried wood to the wonderful clouds. Gorgeous.
November 17th, 2015  
This tree is amazing, especially the straight central trunk reaching for the sky. Lovely.
November 17th, 2015  
@rosiekerr @dibzgreasley Thanks girls. The tree is a Murray Pine, a native to this region, though no longer prolific thanks to the rabbits which eat the seedlings. Timber from this tree is beautiful, light yellow in colour and exceptionally straight-grained not to mention highly resistant to white ants. Those characteristics made Murray Pines highly attractive to farmers and local townspeople for flooring and the like so they were heavily harvested in the past.
November 17th, 2015  
There is something so beautiful about dead trees. I love them. The b&w really gives it a dramatic feel, it makes the tree look like a sculpture.
November 17th, 2015  
Excellent shot, great processing
November 17th, 2015  
This really suits b&w - a very interesting sky.
November 17th, 2015  
Wow yes! A lone tree and lonesome tree and one fighting for its spot no matter what. Great composition!
November 17th, 2015  
What a wonderful tree Marnie set against that fabulous sky! A great B&W image! Fav!
November 17th, 2015  
I like this a lot. The tree pointing to those dramatic clouds, and the starkness. Fav
November 18th, 2015  
Gorgeous shot!
November 18th, 2015  
Great bw.
November 18th, 2015  
I agree, fav
November 18th, 2015  
fine shot..its a subject you could really spend some time on.
November 18th, 2015  
@onewing Thanks Babs, I'd never thought about it that way. I just wanted to see what it looked like in B&W.
November 19th, 2015  
@dide I think you're right, I was very dubious originally. The sky was very kind to me that day.
November 19th, 2015  
@taffy Thanks Taffy, you're right, like most of the vegetation in this region it's very tough. Main problem is revegetation, the thrice-wretched rabbits eat the seedlings as soon as they emerge. Vermin!!!
November 19th, 2015  
@pamknowler Gee, thanks Pam, especially since it was only an experiment.
November 19th, 2015  
@888rachel Thanks Rachel, I was not at all convinced that B&W would suit the image - I was wrong.
November 19th, 2015  
@ingrid_marianna @joansmor @jgpittenger Many thanks to each and all of you three.
November 19th, 2015  
@thelonegranger I might do just that in due course. Many thanks for your comment.
November 19th, 2015  
Dramatic against the barren landscape, great in mono. Fav
November 19th, 2015  
the clouds are amazing Marnie! though I do prefer the colour version of this photo.
November 21st, 2015  
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