The west is filled with grand visions of grand vistas, mountains and beautiful coastal areas. But I also discovered that there are amazing tree shapes to be explored. Yes, there are plenty of trees that grow tall and straight, but in the high desert area, there are scrub trees that attain some of the most unusual shapes I have ever seen. This is just one example of the images I am working with from the area. This one is more root structure than what might be seen growing above ground, but it has obviously been worked on by time, water and air. This image is from my visit to Smith Rock State Park near Redmond, Oregon.