I grew up in the midwest, surrounded by oak trees. In California, the trees are still recognizably oaks, but adapted to a dryer climate, and green for most of the year. I think this may be an import as its leaves are bigger, and changing with the season.
Tag: oak tree
There is something so entrancing about a road, a hill, the sky beyond. I think I remember where I took this – but I am not sure. Now I want to find it!
The twisting branches of oak trees never ceases to amaze me. The bark’s texture is symmetrical and rough, pleasing to the hand. Oak leaves are all different, but still have their odd shapes. Acorns, too, are the same and different. Very grand trees!
As I said earlier, I have been into a B&W kick. This is an edit of a picture I took last July in the early morning. Taking a color image into monochrome is a lesson in contrast and texture, something I really need to master.
Taken just before the July super moon came over the hill. Nikon Df, Tokina 17mm f3.5 AT-X Pro. VSCO Fuji Velvia 100 Balance Warm preset.
Hiking in Happy Camp Canyon is along a relatively flat area, dotted with scrub, oak, and wildflowers. This solitary oak along a wash from a canyon, and a welcome spot to rest in the shade.