Twisted and Gnarly

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Trees that grow on rocky ground twist and wind their way to find places to anchor themselves. Also, being alongside a river makes it important to be able to hold on during high water.

Along the shore of the Gooseberry River at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Entangled

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.

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Textured Landscapes

I often like to see the world around me from a different perspective.  I will take an image and decide it might look more interesting if I turn it on its side, upside-down or make some other alteration that allows for a whole new way of seeing the object of my image.  It’s a way of seeing beyond seeing or seeing beyond the ordinary.