Friday, April 08, 2011
I love trees and frequently photograph them so when I saw what the theme was, I decided to place some limitation on what I used.
The first limitation I imposed was to only use photographs of trees I took this week.
The next limitation I imposed on myself was to only use shots I took during my lunch break on the days I commuted to work in Durham, NC.
Even with those limitations there were a lot of photographs to choose from.
I often think of downtown areas as being places where trees are eliminated for buildings.
It is certainly true that forests have the most trees and residential areas tend to have more trees than are left for the downtown business areas of cities.
However, once I started taking shots in the city with the idea of focusing on trees, I was pleased by how many there were.
In some ways trees are as important in densely populated areas as they are almost anywhere.
Without trees in cities you truly end up with a concrete jungle.
Trees have a way of softening the lines of buildings and giving the landscape a living feeling which it otherwise might not have.
This time of the year some trees are still bare, some are green and some have flowers.
I like the variety of spring trees in its many stages.
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