Friday, January 29, 2010

tree silhouettes



I got inspired on one of my walks the other day to start taking pics of the tree tops from below... they make such pretty silhouettes against the winter sky... they brighten my day, even if it is grey out. One thing I noticed is that strangers love to stop and take notice of what you are photographing... I think I disappointed quite a few people after they looked up and spotted no sign of a bird, or spectacular "happening" up in the tree. Yes... I am just taking pics of the tree itself, lady... sorry to disappoint. Not sure what to do with these pictures yet... maybe there is a start of an art piece here... not sure.

ps. Just wanted to put out some thanks: to Liz for featuring some Cabin + Cub items on her lovely blog Ambette, Adrienne for featuring my squirrel panel as one of her fancy faves on her cute blog Studio Haus, and Mortira for including my little wooden gift tag set in her sunshine-y post on Inspirational Beading. Many thanks ladies!

39 comments:

Christie Cottage said...

Cool pictures!

I took pictures of my tree tops this morning, but for a different reason :-) I am just wanted pictures of before, during and after the ice storm :-)


Have a great weekend!!


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ColeAndJosephine said...

I took a picture of the perfect rain puddle and noone got it or understood why I would bother in the first place. Some people have no sense of wonder....

LuliBags said...

These are beautiful, I love taking tree/sky pictures. They remind me of lino prints. Have a great weekend.

jen said...

what an interesting idea! They're almost lace-like, don't you think?

Piggy said...

Great photos! They are really pretty and I really think you can make a series out of these great photos!

God Bless
Alice

Gremlina said...

i always love these natural lines! Thanks for sharing.

TMCPhoto said...

I've been loving the branch silhouettes too. With the fog over the last week here the trees in the golf course down our street have been quite haunting with the thick light.

I can't wait to see what you do with your tree tops

T @ Poppy Place said...

Awesome :) Nice contrast :)

I was just cropping some photos I took of tree tops :) Great minds ................

Have a Wonderful Weekend, regards, T.

MAB Jewelry said...

Oooo, so stark and lovely, like black lace.

CinnamonAndSass said...

So pretty!

Anna said...

These are gorgeous! I really love these :)

Happy Friday xo

Sharon said...

These lacy tree silhouettes are beautiful! They remind me of arteries or neural pathways.

Knot-Cha-Chá!™

Holly said...

Those look wonderful! Did you alter them at all? The contrast is amazing. I think these are totally deserving of an art project.

I've noticed the same thing when I photograph things that others may not deem photo-worthy. They just don't understand us, sista!

Dig The Earth said...

Fantastic shots :D

Sherryl said...

Wow! You should print these out and frame these side by side. They are cool! They don't even look like trees!

Mary said...

these are just beautiful! i do this a lot and also do drawings of the patterns the branches make--they are so poetic and lovely and you have a wonderful eye for composition and drama ;-)

Stacey said...

Gorgeous images, I, too, love tree tops. Happy Weekend!

californiablue said...

Wow - are these black and white photos? They almost seem like that.

I bet you can use these to inspire a piece, or a basic design. We should all be looking up more often :)

CarzooCritters said...

Those are gorgeous pictures, tomorrow I'm going to take a walk and take pictures of my beautiful finds and tree tops. Since I'm in florida, there are still leaves on all the trees here! Thanks for the inspiration!

Valerie said...

those are really cool, would look great in giga-prints, like 30in by 40in!

Pattie said...

These are very nice, I like the over all simplicity :)

ambette said...

Ooh, thanks for the mention! You're more than welcome!

I love the tree silhouettes. I'm sure there are lots of applications you'd be able to use them in.

Silhouettes are so hot right now ;)

Searched And Found said...

Tree silhouettes are a classic beauty : ) I take pictures of them all the time and keep them on my hard drive for looking at at later times. If I posted all of them on my blog I think it would be overwhelming for the readers, haha, but that's because I just have too many!

Tara said...

i did the same project last winter - there really is something to the infinite fractal of the branches, the tiny details you catch with your eye - like spots of lichen and peeling bark two stories up - so hard to catch that with the camera! I like your photos - have fun with this.

Tessa said...

Gorgeous photos!! I love these.

tattytiara said...

I could definitely see those shots being the start of something great in your capable hands. Heck, the shots themselves are beautiful.

Julie said...

Very cool! It's amazing how different things look through a lens isn't it?

Jen at Simply Inviting Cards on Etsy said...

I feel sorry for those people who were disappointed that nothing spectacular was happening opposite your lens. I think they just need to learn to see and not just look.

Moonangelnay said...

lovely photos! i do love tree silhouettes, they're like spiderwebs in the sky when looking from below :)

Erica said...

those are really beautiful! I got a screen printing kit and I want to get some good tree silhouettes to use to make a screen!

Great pictures!

www.acrylicandsteel.blogspot.com

Almost Precious said...

Black against white, total refined elegance, like a classic black and white film. I can't imagine watching Casablanca in vivid Technicolor, egad Blasphemy !
I could see these as wall art in simplistic black frames...now to go with a black mat? or a white mat? :)

Meekiyu said...

beautiful photos.... I think they'll look lovely as a set of three on a wall =D ... yeah I tend to do the same and look at what someone is taking a picture of XD

French Revelation said...

I think they're an art form in themselves. Great photos.

Chrisy said...

You'll do something fabulous with your tree silhouettes I'm sure. It'd be a lark to tell those watching you take photos that you're photographing the rare hairy nosed millipede...or something similar!

the Lost Earring said...

I love taking photos of the trees from below too :) I have quite the collection in my iPhoto. What I like is that you can't see the stumps, stems, roots, etc. It's like the tree is this free floating life in the sky.

cabin + cub said...

oh yes, i did forget to mention.. i did turn the photos into black and whites to get the high contrast. ;)

Gallery32 said...

I took a photo of tree tops this weekend. I love how they look like they are waving and saying hello. These images are FAB!

our little love nest said...

I love these photos! What a beautiful idea! xoxo

Handmade in Israel said...

Love these tree photos! My husband always takes photos of me taking unusual photos!