This twisted juniper yearns to scrape its bark against the raspy hide of Chimney Rock, but no matter how it strains and gestures, said rock remains stoically unaware, insulated by distance and millenial aloofness.

Photo taken on Chimney Rock Mesa, the Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Pentax K20D


desert, tree, wind, sculpture, monochrome, southwest, southwestern, b w, black and white, new mexico, ghost ranch, georgia okeeffe, chimney rock, bluemesaphotography, mitch tillison


  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenabout 4 years ago

    The contrast and texture are beautiful! I love the comp and the tree, full of character, so vivid against the dark sky, itself full of majesty.

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateabout 4 years ago

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaabout 4 years ago

    I agree with what Kevin said. The black and white is perfect for this shot. Great mood.

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Vicki Pelham
    Vicki Pelhamabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work, wonderful depth and texture Mitch!!!

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifover 3 years ago

    Please share/post this image with the Group One Tree at a Time

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