Sunday, February 19, 2012

Serene Scenes for Sunday II

Came across this gloriously twisted tree on a cattle acreage.
Had a bit of fun with it.











What a great subject...

128 comments:

thesedaysofmine.com said...

That's an amazing tree! Guess it get all torn up in one of those big Texas storms!

Gone Country said...

They're all pretty cool! I like twisty trees too.

Nancy Claeys said...

Fun edits is right! So many different ways to look at this twisty tree. :)

Kathy said...

I wonder if it once was vertical!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice creations..... good work Theresa.

wish you a nice sunday.

Greetings, Joop

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

I love the fun you had with your shot! I love the second one, the B/W, and the 7th one! Tweaking pictures is just plain fun and sometimes a great surprise :) It is a "full of personality" tree!

Dianne said...

a most photogenic subject!
I love all the playing around you did, I enjoy doing that as well
my favorites are the warmer tones, seems to suit the aged tree

well done :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Nature has its ways!!!! Nice exploration of processing techniques !

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That tree is a perfect photo subject.Looks like you had fun with the after effects as well.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a gnarly tree, love the effects.

Bruce Clark said...

Very interesting tree and your effects were just as interesting.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh. my. gosh! LOVED all of those different effects! How cool is that?! The poor tree looks like it just got too tired and laid its head down on the ground. You said it, great subject... and great play with the photo! blessings ~ tanna

Saun said...

Nice set love the twisty tree! I can't figure out how to get rid of the verification help

Saun

Eva Ason said...

Cool tree and I love the effects, you've seemed to have had a lot of fun there :)

Have a lovely Day!

Eva

Breathtaking said...

I can see how much fun you had,it's
amazing how many different variations one can make just with one photo.Good choice,I like them all!!

Mike said...

This compilation leafs me speachless.

Casey said...

Cool! I've got a "twisted" tree that's going to show up on my site soon. It's humongous(?)!

Tanya said...

i'm so obsessed with trees, this is an awesome one! love all the fun you've had with it. my favorite is numero 7...is that cross process?

Jill said...

That is one of the coolest trees ever!

Mom of M&Ms said...

love that second one... I am guessing cross processiong????

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You were really having way too much fun with all these variations, Theresa. It's amazing what beauty can be found in nature just by looking around.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

That's really a very unique tree. And you have created some great photo effects.Fabulous stuff.

stardust said...

What an amazing power of nature! Both the wind force and the tree’s power. I like the 12th image which looks like a pencil drawing.

Judy said...

I'd say you had lots of fun :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

#5 looks like the sun went supernova. #9 an A-bomb went off. Thanks for bringing us back to normal at the end of it all.

Margie said...

Ooh, you really did have fun! One of these days I am going to play with a photo and see what happens. Cool T!

Roan said...

Love that tree, and especially like the way it lends itself to fun changes.

Comment1 said...

I love trees who look like they've survived terrible times. You could almost convince yourself that this one has its head in the sand and its roots in the air!

Sally said...

Fun to watch what you did!

Birdman said...

I like this first, simple tree.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love all the different shot....someday I would love to play around like that and practice!
your right that is a great tree!

Sylvia K said...

An amazing tree and you did have fun, didin't you?! Terrific shots and views! Hope you have some more fun today!!

Sylvia

Jan n Jer said...

Isn't it amazing how one shot can be transformed so many ways!!! That is a cool looking tree!!!

bailey-road.com said...

I love that shot in black and white!

ellen abbott said...

Cool tree. I love the ones that survive no matter what. Some great effects.

islandwonder said...

The next to last is my favorite. It looks like a drawing.

Farm Girl said...

What fun! I think that is so awesome.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

great editing! love your perspective.

holdingmoments said...

Sure is a great looking tree.
Love all the processing variations.

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking tree, Theresa! I enjoyed all your images. Have a great day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

However you picture that tree, it is awesome.... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Michaele said...

Great subject.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

There are some trees that just beg to be photographed and this is one. It looks like it's had a tough life.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Cool. I love the 9th one down.

Giga said...

Z Twoich "przemian" drzewa najbardziej podoba mi się trzecie zdjęcie. Drzewo wygląda jakby kwitło. Pozdrawiam.*** With your "transformation" of the tree I like most about the third picture. The tree looks like it flourished. Yours.

Susan said...

That tree is awesome! I think I like the black and white one the best!

Magia da Inês said...

Preciosas!

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Ginger said...

It looks like how I feel today. Great tree though!

Robin said...

T, what a great twisty tree.
I think I like the b&w version the best.

Rohrerbot said...

Hard to choose which one I like...there are 3 that stand out. The black and white. The one where it is a bit hazy with darker edges. And a grainy one....great capture! That tree looks like it has been through the ringer!

Tracy said...

well, that was cool...never even thought of that.

LV said...

What an entertaining show you put on today. That is awesome what you did to turn that old tree into a work of art. It just would not give up. Might be badly bent, but still hanging on.

Kjell T. Evensen said...

I love your twisted tree and in addition you twisted it around color wise. :-) Your black and white version is beautiful.

Also, you rolling horse was great. :-)

Gary said...

I didn't know I had Verification and how do I remove It? Thanks Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Inger said...

You had a lot of fun with this tree, didn't you? And I enjoyed it so much too.

beth said...

if this was with picnik, i hope you didn't get hooked on it. damn google. how dare they take that away !!!

CameraCruise said...

Cool creations!
Like twisted trees too.

Sandra said...

it is glorious it is twisted and it it beautiful. I think my favorite is third up from the bottom but it is hard to pick, i also really like the pink and black.

parker said...

Whatever view I choose, the old twisted tree still has character!

I see that Ron got rid of the verification on our blog. Thanks for the help Tex!

Sandra said...

Love the tree, love how you played with the editing. Looks like it is partially dead?

Lynne said...

You did have fun with that tree. Amazing how some of the branches are burrowed right into the ground!

SweetMarie said...

What a great pic to have fun with! I can't pick one favorite. These are really cool!

sharon said...

interesting! tells a different story of the same tree!

Brita said...

Kraetivt that after work the image in so many ways. I do not understand what you mean by "Consider Removing word verification? Please?! It is terrible now!" tell me what is terrible? Is it something in the blog, something I have written in your blog. I really do not understand what you mean. Please help me / Brita

Carole M. said...

looks almost like a huge bonsai! Now isn't that a contradiction.

Pricilla said...

It is an interesting tree

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love all the different takes on that amazing tree!

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I know what you've been doing, playing. A nice tree all the same.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

What! What! Tell me it ain't so mama sun? I am caught up! shoo...I need a nap now. And that tree needs to take some vitamins. That thing has a terrible lean to it ;)

DeanO said...

Fun PS edits or what ever program you are using :)

Lois Evensen said...

Wow. A tree that refused to die!

deb duty said...

You sure did have fun! I love all the variations! I also like your message about word verification. I tweeted the other day to let people know that I have never had a spam comment published ever! Blogger catches them. If you are on blogger you don't need it! At least that has been my experience.

Annette said...

Black and white is my favorite -- hands down.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

a nice set of filtered images. Its good because there is something there for everyone to like.
FAB

Clint said...

Whenever I am blessed enough to see such a tree, old with the knowledge and experience of eons of living, I just sit and marvel at what God has made.

I like your LSD versions, also :)

Linda said...

We saw some interestingly twisted trees on our recent trip to Florida, but none quite like this. And I didn't get any photos of the best ones.

Kerry said...

Well, you did have fun. I like those ghostly ones the best!

Ellie said...

Wow, that is some twisted tree there, love what you have done with it, very artistic.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Theresa,
Fun to see all the different. So you can see and try which one looks the best. I like number 1 and 4.

Greetings, Marco

barbara l. hale said...

Aren't trees fantastic? They adapt to their environment in such interesting ways. Nice study of this beauty!

Patrice said...

Just wanted to let you know that D3 won the photo contest. Thanks.

Barb said...

That is a tree with a personality - I like the different edits, too. You need to make some cards from this image - call it "perseverance."

Andrew said...

So lovely to see Miss Arty Farty.
It's wonderful to just enjoy your images now and again..

Many thanks for your birthday wishes..xx

Elaine said...

Wonderful tree to start with and fun edits! Some photos just cry out to be played with.

Mama Zen said...

I love that tree!

Michelle Renee said...

Very cool tree. Fun edits, too. I always enjoy playing around with different effects in PSE. :)

Porch Days said...

You did have fun with the tree. I looks like it is propping its self up.

Montanagirl said...

Oh, you had fun indeed! I love what you did with these.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Fun, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE trees and I have been known to do similar things with images...wait until next Monday..and I may just share one of those special ones that our mutual friend Bob likes so well. Have a wonderful week, take good care of yourself~

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I think it's wonderful that we can now process our pictures into a work of art. I love the pink.

BTW, thanks for the word verification hint. I had a hard time figuring out how to turn it off and didn't realize it was on. I guess it was the default. And had to LOL when I saw your sidebar. Ha ha!

Barb said...

They are all fantastic - it's a gorgeous tree! My fav is the second last one - it looks foggy . . .

Michelle said...

Excellent! I love a good, twisted tree! I like the variety of editing too.

Pam said...

The leaning tree.. brought to us in many vivid colors.

Joe said...

Looks like it was in one too many wind storms.

Angela said...

I love that tree! I would have stopped and taken a picture of it too if I seen it myself! It reminds me of that crazy tree in Harry Potter! lol

Icy BC said...

These are beautiful photos and editing!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi TexWisGirl, Don't let it go to your head, but news flash - you are an artist with the camera! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Tammy said...

That tree looks like it has a story to tell! The country looks very beautiful around your area.

Chatty Crone said...

I think I like the first one the best - but my oh my such great editing. sandie

Tracey from ⓽ said...

I love trees with character and this one certainly has character!

Gillian Olson said...

Great shot to begin with but I love those effects.

Reena Walkling said...

Now wasn't that fun!

heyBJK said...

That's a cool tree! I like your original and then the black and white and photo #8 are my absolute favorites. Love those two!

rainfield61 said...

They are as twisted as us.

And they are created with as many faces as we have too.

edenhills said...

Great tree. It amazes me how they can keep living even when they've taken such a beating. Love they way you played with it!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That tree really is a great and very photogenic subject!! Some trees aren't ya know! :-)

Catherine said...

I love old twisty trees!
xo Catherine

Nancy's Notes said...

Those are incredible photographs!!!

Randy said...

Awesome tree!

Linda said...

Cool tree....Love the B&W!

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like you had lots of fun with that gnarly tree. I really like the B/W shot.

Stewart M said...

I wonder what stories that tree could tell if it could speak?

Cheers - Stewart M

Rita said...

I love the black and white one the best, I think. It is a great subject. That's a tree I'd love to sit under for a spell with my back against the gnarly trunk. :)

Candy C. said...

I love old gnarly trees! Great "special effects!"

Fjällripan said...

Cool photos!! It is really fun to play with the photos sometimes :) Love nr 9!!

wayside wanderer said...

That is a great tree and fun photos. Do I spot precious hay in the background?

Southwest Arkie said...

Pretty cool edits!

Furry Bottoms said...

What program did you use? I love the edits!

Linda R said...

These look so cool.. How fun to see the different ways to edit the same photo..

Deb said...

I can't decide which one I like the best...great job...

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Terrific series! I thought I had a favorite until I scrolled to the next in line! Each so different... and yet the same!

Nicole Burgoz said...

I love them all - wow!

pattisjarrett said...

That is quite an interesting tree. I bet it has a story to tell. Nice to see all the photo treatments, it does make a good subject.

Marie said...

Great tree! And great treatment of it in oh so many ways! I particularly like the B&W and also the one with the darkened shading around the outside of the border area.

Liz said...

Wonderful capture! I love twisted or dead trees in country landscapes. They are a great addition to the scene. Love those edits. You did have a lot of fun!!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! I thought I was having flashbacks on some of them!
I wonder what caused it to be twisted. Maybe it's an energy spot...

bon bon said...

ow, getting all artsy! ha! the b/w is my fave!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Love your tree. I love to do that. Using programs.

Awesome.

I am a tree person.

I am so amazed of the beauty of the tree limbs.

I come in when I go exploring. Hubby says.

All I take is trees. Funny aye.


I am here by browser. So I will look around and add you.

I put my Fall pictures up in my blog. If your interested in the Canadian Fall of reds and orange.

Please add me and comment. I will do the same for you.


Thanks for sharing. I enjoy photography and all kinds of other interesting things one posted.

Happy Sat.

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