*Entry Thread* Mini-Challenge #80 Trees

nightpixelsnightpixels NASA GrinnerPosts: 536Registered Users Major grins
edited August 12, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Round #80 of the Dgrin mini-Challenges.

This challenge is open to any Dgrin member. It will run from Tuesday, July 21, 9:00pm, EST time (GMT -5) to Tuesday, August 11, 9:00pm, EST time (GMT -5).

The topic ready for your interpretation: Trees

Trees are not only one of my favorite subjects to photograph, but post-process too. I love playing around with the white balance slider in Photoshop’s Raw file editor particularly for the Tree shots. All kinds of trees are welcome even photographs of just tree trunks.

Your Judges:
-nightpixels

Of course no examples are necessary for this theme, but just to stick to the tradition of these challenges, here are a couple for your viewing pleasure:


The spectacular Muir Woods National Monument, CA:

491027301_evjmu-L.jpg


Palm Trees and Burning Sky:

573769692_HuzUw-XL.jpg


Looking forward to seeing your entries :ivarI will be checking in from Europe during this contest.
Allen Parseghian

Los Angeles dance photographer

Website: http://www.allenparseghian.com
«134

Comments

  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 21, 2009
    Cool Allen
    I am a tree lover too, lots of them in Ottawa where I am at now. But only have the P&S. Just have to work harder
    Chris K. NANPA Member
    http://kadvantage.smugmug.com/
  • KatmitchellKatmitchell Banned User Posts: 1,548Banned Major grins
    edited July 21, 2009
    I was hoping someone would pick trees..clap.gif.. Aside of the clouds, they are my fav too...:D
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 21, 2009
    Excellent! One of my favorite subjects! Now, how can I narrow it down to 3?
  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Posts: 2,284Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    Great topic, for me, it's really hard to pick just three, I have so many photos of trees and they're so different depending on the season...

    Anyway, here's my first crack at it, I may swap some of these out later :D

    #1: Twilight on Ruby Beach

    589370945_k5MQB-L.jpg

    #2: Cherry Trees on Campus

    510944874_of56t-L.jpg

    #3: A Shock of Autumn Color

    407766384_6gLgZ-L.jpg
  • KatmitchellKatmitchell Banned User Posts: 1,548Banned Major grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    Lovin' the Cherry Blossoms Ron,,,

    You always seem to have an arsenal of photos.:D
  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Posts: 2,221Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    Here goes!

    1 - One Winter Night

    i10784C3E-532E-4C45-A9EB-AA6A57D03796.jpg

    2 - Survivor. This tree was struck by lightning a long time ago. It is about 300 years old and is in my folks' yard. The wound on its side has closed a lot since I was a child.

    i196E0DE8-8EE0-469E-8432-36C71A1C6309.jpg

    3 - Morning Light.

    i4523ED59-442A-4B79-82C6-75B90F33C20F.jpg
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    #1 - Washington Crossing State Park, PA.
    218835547_LoYQH-XL-1.jpg


    #2 - Solebury Township, PA
    612714236_BfWPY-L.jpg


    #3 - Durham Township, PA
    141667170_odCgC-L.jpg
  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    Trees! Hoorah! Great idea :D

    Alright, here's a start... they are subject to change!

    Vogel State Park, GA
    459970287_ZqKrc-L.jpg

    Suwannee River, FL
    598268611_dvKNq-L.jpg

    Martinsville, VA
    430579621_9st4F-L.jpg
    Webpage

    Spread the love! Go comment on something!
  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Posts: 372Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    ##3 - Durham Township, PA
    141667170_odCgC-L.jpg


    Ohhh, I LOVE this!
    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • RaymondPhotosRaymondPhotos Big grins Posts: 94Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    1. Last one standing

    523259502_gqGe2-L-3.jpg

    2. Bryce Canyon

    523283772_6HACu-L-4.jpg

    3. Suwannee River

    589795255_UhHg8-L-1.jpg
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 22, 2009
    Have these on site already
    Winter Oak in the Mother Lode
    614125448_CirzW-L.jpg

    Reflected Birch
    557781702_amxyM-L.jpg

    California Fan Palms/Thousand Palms Oasis
    614139663_rLxq3-L.jpg
    Chris K. NANPA Member
    http://kadvantage.smugmug.com/
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,006Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 22, 2009
    1. Barbados winds....
    426452787_vLNYh-L.jpg

    2.Up-rooted...
    263319156_jpmRM-L-1.jpg

    3.Peacefull Perch...
    600000614_2mrFi-L-1.jpg
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 23, 2009
    1 - Fall

    48093278_CmBNy-O-1.jpg

    2 - The Spirit Tree

    556590808_DsM7W-L.jpg

    3 - IR in July

    125480435_oQk53-L.jpg
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 23, 2009
    Here are a few of my current favorites.

    Misty Morning
    450633114_Va4Sy-L-3.jpg

    Autumn Reflections
    271483626_xzCHd-XL-8.jpg

    Me And My Shadow
    599606739_Maygz-XL-1.jpg

    — Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    My Site, My Book
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 23, 2009
    Dang it. I love pics of trees. But I live on an island that is too wind-blown to have trees that are much to look at.

    Here's some though:

    537656954_XHZpD-XL.jpg

    510259384_35HBZ-L-6.jpg
    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
    ackdoc.com
  • climbbikeclimbbike Making it up as I go Posts: 23Registered Users Big grins
    edited July 23, 2009
    image

    image
  • bf2015bf2015 Major grins Posts: 523Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 24, 2009
    Just a few:

    1.

    485099700_bVDe7-L.jpg

    2.

    505367731_CqWP8-L.jpg

    3.

    505367462_arpyQ-L.jpg

    4.

    516600774_Zom3o-L.jpg
  • thapamdthapamd Alpha Male Posts: 1,722Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 24, 2009
    I love trees!
    #1: In Between

    554759602_zrZdq-XL.jpg

    #2: Light Dancers

    554010776_9Qqbi-XL.jpg

    #3: The Watcher

    554022124_ZnMVb-XL.jpg
    Shoot in RAW because memory is cheap but memories are priceless.

    Mahesh
    http://www.StarvingPhotographer.com
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 24, 2009
    thapamd wrote:
    #2: Light Dancers

    554010776_9Qqbi-XL.jpg


    I love this one, Mahesh! thumb.gif
  • LakesRiderLakesRider Frozen Grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited July 24, 2009
    First post :D

    Soldier Lake Autumn
    1838478-224d86b5aafe65e9.jpg

    The colors are not enhanced. I was surrounded by these bright red maples.
  • thapamdthapamd Alpha Male Posts: 1,722Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 24, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    I love this one, Mahesh! thumb.gif

    Thanks, Linda! It's one of my favorite pictures. :D
    Shoot in RAW because memory is cheap but memories are priceless.

    Mahesh
    http://www.StarvingPhotographer.com
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 25, 2009
    1. Historical Record
    570517362_fNG65-L.jpg

    2. Scarred Survivors
    570535713_zuFFp-L.jpg

    3. LA Jacks
    309022772_rYzqd-L.jpg

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • blinkywablinkywa Beginner grinner Posts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited July 25, 2009
    Mass of Trees
    I saw this mass of trees right by my church and thought it was so beautiful and I thought I would share it

    _DSC1415.NEF
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 25, 2009
    Cuong wrote:
    1. Historical Record

    2. Scarred Survivors

    3. LA Jacks

    Cuong


    Cuong, you are outstanding here! clap.gif
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 27, 2009
    photo-bug wrote:
    Cuong, you are outstanding here! clap.gif
    Thanks, Tatiana.

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • Karrie McDKarrie McD Major grins Posts: 372Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 28, 2009
    Surreal
    604406797_8WpQS-L.jpg

    Swamp Spirit
    604406390_GUkyY-L.jpg


    I'm on vacation in Michigan right now and I drove past this tree the other day and just had to stop and take a pic for this mini-challenge :-) Laughing.gif

    The Kalkaska Shoe Tree
    604405374_avzSz-L.jpg
    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right."
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 28, 2009
    Karrie McD wrote:

    ...
    I'm on vacation in Michigan right now and I drove past this tree the other day and just had to stop and take a pic for this mini-challenge :-) Laughing.gif


    Your "Swamp Spirit" is fantastic!!!

    - Enjoy your vacation :)
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • TentacionTentacion Click On ! Posts: 940Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 28, 2009
    604501793_Z7LXc-L.jpg

    Ponderosa Pine
    You're only as good as your next photo....
    One day, I started writing, not knowing that I had chained myself for life to a noble but merciless master. When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended solely for self-flagellation...I'm here alone in my dark madness, all by myself with my deck of cards --- and, of course, the whip God gave me." Truman Capote
  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 28, 2009
    Karrie McD wrote:
    SurrealI'm on vacation in Michigan right now and I drove past this tree the other day and just had to stop and take a pic for this mini-challenge :-) Laughing.gif

    Karrie,

    I found a very similiar tree several yaers ago near Mitchell Oregon, then less than a mile down the road was another on the otherside.

    There was a small sign designating the tree as a "Bearing tree, no cherries or peaches, just a few pairs"

    207020445_sY36s-L.jpg

    I also like the way you captured the Swamp Spirit.

    Phil
    I don't know where I'm goin, but I'm goin anyway.
  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 28, 2009
    A lot of great tree images. I am glad I am not the one judging this challenge. I spend a lot of time outdoors and trees are always a favorite subject.

    Here are a couple captured last week and an older one.

    Mango treehouse,

    603313147_nNfm2-L.jpg


    Mango and Palm

    604337151_hePxG-L.jpg

    Vine Maple and moss, Olympic National Park

    603589199_cnjuV-L.jpg


    Phil
    I don't know where I'm goin, but I'm goin anyway.
Sign In or Register to comment.