Curve Appeal

27Jul16

My previous post was about the first location a friend was kind enough to share, Mystic Falls. Here is the second location … an usual grouping of curved aspen trees! Once again it was a little tight sharing a small space with seven other photographers but taking turns, it worked out all the same. We were lucky to have some puffy clouds that diffused the sunlight that was fast becoming a bit harsh. Straying and swaying from the norm I love the character of these curvy aspen trees and tried as many different compositions as I could. To protect this fragile environment from too many visitors the location is semi-secret. Not wanting to be the one to ‘ruin it’ my friend asked that we not divulge it on the internet. We get a lot of photographers here, and especially in the fall so I can certainly agree with that request. This is another place that will look different in other seasons.

'Forest Curves' © Denise Bush

‘Forest Curves’ © Denise Bush
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'Aspens With Curves' © Denise Bush

‘Aspens With Curves’ © Denise Bush
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'Curved Aspen Grove' © Denise Bush

‘Curved Aspen Grove’ © Denise Bush

'Dancing Aspens' © Denise Bush

‘Dancing Aspens’ © Denise Bush



28 Responses to “Curve Appeal”

  1. Wow! S-shaped Aspen trees make for quite unusual images. Nature with all of its surprises.

  2. 3 Deb

    Very unusual. I love your black and white processing!

  3. Very cool – I wonder what happened to them to create the curve? A bear rolling on them in their youth? Flood? Snowpack? I have a curious mind! 😉

    • Hi Eliza — most likely snow or something else laying on them in their formative years. I have seen this in other places but not in such a nice group.

  4. Very unique and interesting location. Your photos are great. I lean towards the colored images. You seem to have blended in well with some photographers out in your area. I knew you would.

  5. Another superb location. The Aspens do appear to be dancing. Black and white aspens look really cool but to find them curved is a bonus. I bet I know who is going back in the fall!

  6. Wow, I never knew Aspens would grow like this. What an opportunity to photograph them. They are all wonderful images and together they make a great set, but “Curved Aspen Grove” is my favorite. Those flowers sort of take it over the top.

    • Thanks Rich … I appreciate your enthusiastic comment and encouraging folks on FB to come take a look. Those flowers are called Sneeze Weed. They look a little wilted right from the beginning.

  7. So surprising to see, Denise. How cool- have never seen curvy ones like this! The understory really makes the shots and as much as I love the color shots, the monochrome do call out to me. Beautifully done.

  8. How wonderful! I have seen trees like this, but not grouped together nicely like you have captured here. I can imagine this being a colourful spot at fall.

  9. 17 amy

    How neat!

  10. Love your B&W versions. Nice tones

  11. They’re so unique and beautiful! I’m looking forward to seeing them in different seasons…well hoping you get back there of course!

  12. 23 Linda

    Wow! These are amazing! Absolutely love them!

  13. Awesome! Excellent photos 🙂

  14. As if they were indulging in some.. ugh, welcoming dance? 🙂


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