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Abstract in Summer Gum Tree Bark  by Virginia McGowan

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As is from the camera taken from a gum tree in my yard, the recent rains have darkened the shedding summer bark making superb patterns.the green from the grass in the background seems to set it off nicely[doesn’t show on the card ..it is to cropped too much here. this took a few minutes to photo and a few minutes to put onto computer.
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  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowabout 5 years ago

    Such beautiful colours ! A great shot Virginia!

  • Thanks Sandra I was just out side looking at fungus and took some pics of this tree[ which I do frequently] it looked a bit different on the computer than usual bark I would love to do a painting of it not too good a copying photos though I am more an artists license type!

    – Virginia McGowan

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    What a unique image, great idea and very well done.

  • thanks Byron I like the green each side, instead of the usual cropping I thought the colours complemented each other …

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowabout 5 years ago

    It could make a great abstract in watercolour!

  • hi Sandra you are welcome to do one!

    – Virginia McGowan

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    wow how amazing Ginny who would have thought this would look so stunning framed up …

  • thanks Bev I think because I used a long lens it flattened it a bit so looked like a painting somewhat

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    Love it! Who can improve upon Nature’s canvas:-))

  • I did an art workshop once and that was part of an exercise[ I will elaborate sometime.. ]

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful colours gini…glad you didn’t crop it. We have big gums who shed their bark in summer and go bright orange, which look spectacular after the rain.

  • Yes this one goes bright orange too but the rain has hardly let up now for days so it’s soaked in and darkened it there are also some spotted gums looking fabulous. We found a black possum sitting in a hollow too gorgeous! daytime! The butcher birds were most annoyed.

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot Gini, contrasting colours are gorgeous!!!

  • I take pics of this gum all the time! …hehe practicing settings long shots and short shots ! but I this one turned out a different colour I suppose because of the rain soaked in.

    – Virginia McGowan

  • walela
    walelaabout 5 years ago

    Superb! Good eye to see this.

  • Thanks so much I get out side and practice setttings on the camera Digital is just fabulous after spending years not being able to afford film developing much.

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    Good eye Ginny, this is beautiful.

  • Hi Jim thanks hope you had a good holliday?

    – Virginia McGowan

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 5 years ago

    Are’nt the trees looking great!! Lovely image Gini!!! Happy New Year!! *-)

  • thanks Deb so you are back ? yes and the little flowers and bushes at last a drink.

    – Virginia McGowan

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