Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Photo 14: Tree
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This wood pillar behemoth is one of my favorite trees. The sheer size of its trunk is something to be admired and respected. It's branches reach out from one another in an almost perfectly equidistant measurement. It's home to a flock of birds in the summer, while housing refuge for some critters at the base of it's roots. And it's alone.
I don't know if Saline's Timber Colossus is a testament to natural selection or it just lucked out in avoiding human development, but it stands by itself. There's a wall of brush that arch over a creek about 30 feet to the east of the tree, but it's surrounded by farmland that's tilled and developed for corn every year.
If you were to ask me: "Jack, this is a photo of a tree, something that poses without being asked and is always on time for its photo shoot whenever you wish, how does this reflect whatever growth as a photographer you claim to own?" And to that I say: "Nuts! For a photographer's skill is not always reflected in their technical understanding of a DSLR or their eye for provocative imagery, but their pursuit in capturing what they define as beautiful!"
I also didn't have anything for this week, so I used last week's shoot. I do like this tree though.
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Just being clear, The words make the money, the photos are just an ego boost.