The Ancients

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30 responses

  1. Victoria

    Wow. Great shot , Scott.
    I’m always wondering how to photograph tall trees and have been getting lots of good ideas from your photos in recent months.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:24 am

    • Thank you, Victoria…I appreciate the compliment. Will look forward to seeing your photos…. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:01 am

  2. David Patterson

    Love the somewhat de-saturated look and feel of this. Nicely framed.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:32 am

    • Thank you, David…I tried black and white but it seemed to be lacking enough contrast or definition…just didn’t seem to “have it.” πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:03 am

  3. Absolutely love the colours in this …. more please?! πŸ™‚

    August 30, 2012 at 8:23 am

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros…will see what I can do. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:03 am

  4. Fabulous picture Scott. πŸ™‚

    August 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:04 am

  5. Once again you amaze us with your choice of perspective and subjects for your photographs. What an amazing picture and aptly named!

    August 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

    • Thank you, Steven…I always enjoy your visits. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:04 am

  6. ..that is where all the good trees go to die… πŸ˜‰

    August 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    • At the top of their world…in a beautiful and desolate place…. Thank you, Nancy. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

  7. I love twisted, gnarly old trees. I could spend a day just looking at its grain patterns.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    • They are very compelling, aren’t they, Allen?

      August 31, 2012 at 7:06 am

  8. The hues are very nice in this picture Scott, did you have to tweak the colours? If not the light is rather special. Great capture!

    August 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    • Thank you, Finn…and I did tweak the colors a bit…tried B&W at first, but wasn’t pleased with the result. I’m glad you enjoyed the photograph. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:07 am

  9. Noble trees, stately even in death…… and so difficult to capture things so big………..great viewpoint, treatment and capture. Another winner Scott. Your do have a striking natural world round your way……..

    August 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    • Thank you so much, John…and yes, it is a rather striking corner of the world that I have around me here.

      August 31, 2012 at 7:08 am

  10. Your mountain series reminds me of the time when it dawned on me that Utah isn’t all desert. Lovely way to show us there’s life in them thar hills!!! πŸ˜‰ Lovely images, Scott.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    • Yes, dear Gunta…there is beautiful life in these here hills…and beautiful remains of life, too. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your nice words….

      August 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

  11. I agree that the desaturated tones of this photograph work really well in your presentation of their lives. You are a sensitive soul with the talent and eye that enables you to share your perspective in your photographs. That is a gift, Scott. And, you use it well.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    • You are precious, George…thank you for your words. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 7:10 am

  12. Old dead trees make such good subjects.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    • I agree, Leanne…thank you.

      August 31, 2012 at 7:11 am

  13. Your slight lowering of the saturation is just the ticket here, Scott. It looks almost like a clear, frosty winter’s morning, and the clarity is stunning.

    August 31, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    • I hadn’t thought of that frosty appearance, Gary, but it does look like that…thank you. πŸ™‚

      August 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm

  14. Ph yeah! I love that!

    September 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    • Thought you might like that, Terry…thanks. πŸ™‚

      September 3, 2012 at 7:16 am

  15. Still majestic after so much time. The tones are lovely in this, Scott.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    • They are, indeed, Karen…and thank you.

      September 3, 2012 at 7:10 am

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