I have enjoyed your responses to my projective abstracts. I photograph trees when I see several images in the bark that set the stage for many stories inherent in the abundant imagery of nature. As I have often said, nothing can compete with the beauty of nature or give us the myriad of imagery and the variety of texture that we can perceive within rocks, plants, flowers and the bark of trees. The key is to see the stories told in trees of all ages. I can see many images in this bark abstract including a large gray poodle at the top of the photograph, a large white duck in the right upper corner and a dark alien figure with a vibrant orange eye to mention a few. Although these images are disparate, there is a story to be told by the various characters and icons. Like the Rorschach, there are no right or wrong answers and what makes these nature abstracts most interesting is how you the viewer perceive the stories told. I look forward to your perceptions of this highly illustrated tree. My abstract photographs are best viewed in the larger format to see the plethora of imagery. I am wondering why the dark man on the far left who appears to be wearing a chef’s hat is leaving the scene? Is there danger threatening those who live in this unusual landscape?
Nikon DSLR D 80


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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous imagery, well caught, beautiful textures, colours and details

  • Keith Russell
    Keith Russellabout 6 years ago

    another good story tree

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    i see so many images too, and as the layers of bark fall away, i guess others will appear, each one with their own story to tell….i think we can learn much about ourselves from the stories others tell us about their lives…relating their stories to our stories helps makes sense of things

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 6 years ago

    I see so many things as well I really like the color of the trees there what beautiful Bark. I have sit here looking and each time I look into it I see more.
    Great Photo

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 6 years ago

    I agree Julie. I think that is why I love trees so much.

  • AngelArtist
    AngelArtistabout 6 years ago

    This is fantastic.

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsabout 6 years ago

    Oh Julie this is fabulous, a wonderul capture!!!!!

  • shapiro
    shapiroabout 6 years ago

    You have such a wonderful imagination! I can see the chef running away! Wonderful Julie!Sx

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 6 years ago

    People undergrod.
    Behind the colours….
    but these…. functons as Life..
    in constan moving.
    perimeters of hpulsing hearts..
    No one is separated from th Universe..
    One is individual.
    Rosa (that is what it suggested me)

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 6 years ago

    Stunning textures Julie I love the subtle tones…;)

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