Sunday, March 4, 2012

Scraggly Birch

Ever come across a shot that you just like, but for some reason you can't put you finger on the reason? Well, I do, and here's a recent one that fits the bill. J- and I went out shooting a week ago or so, and I took him to a few of my favorite haunts. This place, near a run of dilapidated warehouses, will, if all falls into place, be the new home of the Red Claws, our D-League basketball team. All of the neat buildings and stretch along the Fore River will soon all be off limits. As we were pulling out of the yard of twisting dirt roads, this tree caught my eye. I was going to leave it for another day, but thought better of it. R. Frost was echoing in my head, I guess. It isn't going to grow majestic. It ain't too pretty either, but I kind of like this scraggly old birch.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds to me like you got "treed" off and had to take its picture. Glad you did. It is an interesting old birch. Too often I've seen something and knew it would make a good picture but didn't feel like stopping and then regretted it later!

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  2. I have many photos like this that appeal to me in mysterious ways.

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  3. It does have a certain alluring characterology, as might a certain weathered individual in a play or novel.

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  4. i get those shots a lot. they filled my post yesterday. :)

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  5. it looks like an old warrior!

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  6. I like that old birch, too (tho first I read *bitch*!) - looks like it's in a twisty dance.

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  7. I love birch trees. KC has many large white birch trees, I find them so attractive in the middle of winter. I have shot a few but have never posted.

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  9. I always like nature photos -- barbara

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  10. That is a weird tree. It is growing out, instead of up. But, hey, at least it is growing.

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  11. I completely know what you mean (I'm thinking of a shot I did of a porta-potty recently!). But this is understandable, the colors and shapes are wonderful.

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  12. Quite like a sculpture, it is.

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  13. I think it's the colors. That is what caught my eye.

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