Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hollow Tree/Cool Clicks

Hollow tree...but still alive!

It's winter so there are no leaves now, but truly this tree had leaves last fall.  The red dot means to not walk off the path in this conservation area.(I used a zoom lens.)

Pencil sketch, Photoshop Elements

I am linking to Cool Clicks HERE.

I am also linking to Rurality Blog Hop HERE.

50 comments:

Andy said...

The FORCE is strong in this one.

Hanne Bente said...

Lovely pictures! Hanne Bente

Kate said...

The tree is storing energy for spring. Hope you remember to photograph it during that season too. Would love to see it blooming.

Buttons said...

Love the tree the no trespassing red dot makes it just that more interesting. Great shot and love the pencil. B

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice way to protect the tree. I think it's best that I don't say anything about the "sketch".

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a neat pic. I have a hollow tree pic going on my blog tomorrow, but it's not alive anymore.

Lowell said...

There doesn't appear to be much left of this tree to keep it alive. Amazing.

I thought the red dot was a target for shooters!

see you there! said...

The tree is very interesting with its twists and holes, made a great drawing.

Darla

Carletta said...

It has survived for quite some time. It almost looks too big to stand and as hollow as it is it may not for much longer.
A nice place for animals to hide.
Glad the sign wasn't the red dot of shame. :)
A lovely find!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Majestic Tree ~ Great Shot ~

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on Blogger visiting from Rurality

Tanya Breese said...

we have a tree like that on one of my favorite trails!

Lorna said...

Beautiful in both interpretations.

Karen said...

I'm surprised it's alive. Nice shot!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It's a wonder it's still alive! I hope you will get photos of it with leaves.

TexWisGirl said...

really neat. i hope it lasts for years to come.

RamblingRound said...

That might make a good hiding place.

George said...

I like your pencil sketch version, but I'm more impressed that this tree is still alive. I like the way you photographed it so that we can see through the trunk. Very well done.

Dina Lettre said...

Oh, how I love trees! Great shot.

RedPat said...

I've never heard of that red dot warning sign - good idea!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful effect, you are very creative!
This tree is glorious!Wonderful branches!
Léia

Judy said...

Well, they should not put the path so close to such an interesting tree...
I like the pencil sketch version as it gets rid of some of the detauil from the photo!!

Snowcatcher said...

Wow, that altered shot looks almost as if it could have been shot in winter in Colorado's mountains, where they get real snow (unlike the 5,000-foot lower elevation where I live and it's dry as heck).

Pamela Gordon said...

A real survivor! I wonder how old it is and what history it has seen.

LONDONLULU said...

Now I know what those red dots in the woods mean!:) Looks a lovely place to walk (and loving what you did in 2nd shot! I use Picasa mainly but hopeful of one day unravling the mystery of Photoshop...one day...)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Extraordinary subject♫ Love both♥ Here's my Cool Clicks effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/icy-convex-mirror.html

Madge Bloom said...

Interesting how the will to survive is so strong, even in the plant kingdom... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #1' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #2...

Elisa said...

Wonderful, and powerful!
It´s waiting the spring!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That tree has so much character! Amazing that it is able to survive like that. Really wonderful photography and edit.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

These editing effects are a lot of fun.

Jack said...

It is remarkable that this tree has so much will to live that it endures almost complete hollowing out.

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking trees are great subjects to photograph! This is a neat tree. Great shots!

The Artful Diva said...

Glorious!

Jen said...

It's amazing what some trees can live through. Beautiful photo.

kelley jensen said...

What an awesome find.

Stephanie said...

I like the look of both shots!

Norma Ruttan said...

fantastic edit!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

That would be a cool tree to photograph several time a year! I like playing with the pencil sketch, also. It gives a really interesting effect.

Krishna said...

beautiful photo

thanks

Small City Scenes said...

Stay on the path or the red dot will be for target practice on the trespasser.
I love the first photo on your previous post. MB

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with all above EG, the will to survive in nature is so strong..such fun 'playing' with images!

Minoru Saito said...

Nice shot of a hollow tree! The fibrovascular bundle is just inside of the tree bark.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Trees amaze me- they do seem to have an inner will to live no matter what happens to them.

NatureFootstep said...

I totally love old trees like this one. Thanks for sharing. :)

Hilda said...

I didn't even know that hollow trees could remain alive. Nature is just amazing.

Crafty Gardener said...

Fantastic tree, would be interesting to follow its progress through the year.

edenhills said...

Now that is a tree that just exudes character! Love it!

Tricia Hays said...

How do they stand when they're hollowed out like that? Cool old tree =)

Nicki said...

I'm so glad you explained the red dot sign. In my neck of the woods that might be construed as a shooting target. I remember a tree or two that was hollowed out enough that we would hide in them when I was a young girl playing with my siblings out in the woods. Wouldn't be caught dead doing that now - since I am much more informed on locations of poison oak/ivy and snakes and spiders and other creepy stuff.

Rose said...

Amazing that it is still living...would be interesting to see when it begins to leaf out.

Sue said...

That hollow tree IS a cool click!
A very cool one.

=)

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