Tree Groupings In B&W

Back in January my post ‘Alone’ featured the solitary trees I am always on the lookout for. I mentioned that I also keep an eye out for groups of trees … groups that make an artistic impression. My attraction might include pattern, repetition, arrangement and/or placement. When a couple of my selections for this set looked good in black & white, I decided to convert them all. I especially like monochrome winter landscapes, so now is the time! I saw something special in each of these scenes and hope you enjoy viewing them. And, as an avid tree lover I am always adding to my ‘Tremendous Trees’ store gallery. Your favorites sometimes help me decide what to add to that larger collection.

Just over the hill, a line of spruce trees look lovely in the fresh snow.
‘Just Over The Hill’ © Denise Bush
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The bare branches of winter allows a beautiful group of healthy, young aspens a chance to show off their design and structure.
‘Delicate Aspens In Winter’ © Denise Bush
A mature aspen and offspring shoots sparkle with a frosty coating.
‘Aspen Family In The Snow’ © Denise Bush
A group of very tall aspen trees creates an interesting visual on a cloudy winter afternoon.
‘Slender Aspens’ © Denise Bush
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Some young aspens collect snow on their branches to create a wintry pattern in B&W.
‘Snowy Branches’ © Denise Bush
The fresh fallen snow clings to branches and needles of a beautiful stand of spruce trees.
‘Frosted Forest’ © Denise Bush
Everyone loves the aspens for their beautiful bark among other qualities.
‘Aspen Trunks In B&W’ © Denise Bush

If you like winter images in b&w you might like to see my blog post, ‘WINTER SCENES IN B&W’, added at the beginning of the year. See more ‘TREMENDOUS TREES’ here!

Mountain Medley In Winter

This post features some snowy, winter landscapes, shot recently here and there, not too far from home. Getting out with my camera has been a saving grace during this time of safety and isolation. I watch the weather, think about where to go and then take my chances hoping my choice will offer favorable results. Excited by a days shoot, a lot of photographers like to review their images as soon as they can. I like to wait a few days … perhaps it’s to have a fresh perspective. I look over the shots to see if any excite me and sometimes need to work with others to decide if they are successful. Usually having a variety of themes in the works at once, I’ll decide how current choices fit in. Collecting blog images in folders, I then edit down to my favorites, and what works well together. This collection, for instance, didn’t feel finished and ready until I added more, and deleted others.

A crooked evergreen has a beautiful view of the mountains in a clearing storm, near Ouray, Colorado.
‘Tree In Clearing Storm’ © Denise Bush
Three evergreens frame a mountain as a winter storm clears, in Ouray Colorado.
‘In The Clear’ © Denise Bush
A modest little mountain, just beyond big cottonwood trees creates a pleasant winter scene.
‘Little Mountain In Winter’ © Denise Bush
Near Telluride, the Ophir Needles are beautiful forms in the last light of day.
‘Last Light On Ophir Needles’ © Denise Bush
Clouds lift after a winter storm, just below the peak of Mount Abram in Ouray, Colorado.
‘Mount Abram Reveal’ © Denise Bush
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Trees below Corbett Peak, near Ridgway Colorado compete for attention with their early morning frosty coating.
‘Frosty Trees Below Corbett’ © Denise Bush
Some frosty aspen trees sparkle in the foreground of this winter mountain scene.
‘Frosty Aspen Family’ © Denise Bush
Mount Sneffels is beautiful in every season and from many vantage points.
‘Sneffels View In Winter’ © Denise Bush

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Winter Relics

While making my rounds close to home, I couldn’t resist stopping to capture some familiar relics, now resting in the snow. In my view there is always a new image to be made when the subject has character and can tell a story. I also enjoyed stopping to photograph a couple of other subjects that have caught my eye, more than once while wandering. Looking at these together I am reminded how much the cloudy-cool or sunny-warm color of the light affects a snowy scene. The lighting influences the mood … cheerful and bright, or calm and peaceful. Adding to the stories, these the relics seem all the more vulnerable in the snow, making me wonder … how many winters they have sat in the harsh elements and yet survived.

A little log cabin completes the picture to make a quaint winter scene.
‘Log Cabin Between Trees’ © Denise Bush
A weathered shack, surrounded by farm equipment makes a fun subject in the snow.
‘Shack & Relics In Winter’ © Denise Bush
An old log cabin, weathered by the elements reminds us of a day gone by.
‘Cabin Remains’ © Denise Bush
An old style barn lights up in the late day sun on a cold winter day.
‘Barn On Winter Slope’ © Denise Bush
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Old cabin remains hang on by a thread in the winter elements.
‘Weathered Remains’ © Denise Bush

I started out with more images in this post but even while I liked all of the images, something was bothering me. I ended up deciding to delete a couple of them, and in doing so I realized the group then made a stronger set. For me, sometimes less is more!