For the ‘Abstract Tree’ Challenge

This incredible-looking trunk is only a small part of a massive tree from the Ficus family. It is situated at san Anton Gardens, Attard, Malta.

My dear RB friends, I appreciate your comments greatly! I prefer to reciprocate them rather than thank you individually so please do not be offended by my lack of replies here. I shall be commenting on your work instead. Thank you all… Astrid x


abstract, tree, wood, nature, ancient, trunk, roots, astrid, pardew, smokipoki


  • Racheli
    Rachelialmost 6 years ago

    Stunning shot Astrid, captivate.

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 6 years ago

    glorious tree and wonderful capture, lovely clear sharp shot of all these tubers growing down to the earth. wonderful. hugsxxx

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 6 years ago

    This is a stunning capture, Astrid. I love the tones and the textures. Great impact if VIEWED LARGER

  • yes Agnes you’re quite right. It’s best viwed larger. Thanks for pointing that out :)

    – Astrid Pardew

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 6 years ago

    It makes me sad when people carve into a tree so beautiful.

    Sweet image Astrid.

  • I so agree with you Von! I don’t know how anyone can take a sharp object to this!

    – Astrid Pardew

  • navybrat
    navybratalmost 6 years ago

    magnificent capture!!

  • Wayne Cook
    Wayne Cookalmost 6 years ago

    I have never gotten such texture and impact out of any of my tree pictures. This is exemplary! Do you also have a B&W of it?

  • Not yet Wayne but I will try and make a BW version and see how it turns out sometime :)

    – Astrid Pardew

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot !

  • Xandru
    Xandrualmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful image and lovely texture.

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmeralmost 6 years ago

    Very nicely done!

  • Anthony Vella
    Anthony Vellaalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful composition, colours and lighting. Good work Astrid.

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