Friday, September 19, 2008

SkyWatch Friday


SkyWatch Friday is hosted by a team of bloggers (Tom, SandyCarlson, and Imac).  Be sure to stop by and visit them.

The following pictures were taken by pier in Pepin, Wisconsin on June 28 of this year.  I think I was kneeling in the first one in an attempt to get the entire tree.  That is why my photo is a bit lop-sided.  The hills on the other side are Minnesota.  

 
Here is a close-up of the roots.  There were a few other trees growing like this.  
 

In the following two frames, I am still around the tree, but concentrating on the bigger view here.  The clouds were moving pretty fast which changed the lighting nicely.


 


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22 comments:

WendyC said...

love the pics, especially the last one where the water seems to have a life of it's own

napaboaniya said...

The roots of the trees are pretty amazing, the way they're growing above grounds :)
Happy Weekend!

sho said...

those roots look like human hands!

alicesg said...

Beautiful photo for SWF. Wow the tree's roots looked like crawls/feet and seems like they just crawled towards the water. Amazing.

me Ann my camera said...

These photos are lovely, I love the determination of the roots!
ann

Quilldancer said...

I love the tree root in the second shot!

Do you know that you can straighten your photos? Google has a great photo software tool that is easy to use and free! Picasa -- I love it!

Indrani said...

The roots in the second shot looks like the fingers of a hand tying to pick up a stone!

Great shots all of them!

April said...

I like those swiftly moving clouds. Beautiful views across the water! Great photos for SW!

Dirk said...

Nice pictures, fast moving clouds give great shots.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

dont those roots look amazing - i am filled with awe when i view nature in its rawest form

Babs (Beetle) said...

I know we are suppose to be looking at the sky but that tree! It looks like it's alive and walking ;O)

Mo said...

Love the textures in the tree root shot.

Catherine said...

I love the lopsided effect. It's quite unusual and interesting.
This tree monopolizes the attention. It's a wonderful picture.

kjpweb said...

very nice Skywatch post! Thank you for sharing!
Cheers, Klaus

Jules said...

I like the effect the lopsided framing achieved!! The tree's roots are amazing - hanging on for grim death - or life in this case!!!

Connie said...

I like them all. Interesting tree.

Michelle's Rambling Woods said...

I'm glad to see that other people like trees as much as I do. I find them so interesting and those roots!!

Arija said...

Love that single tree clinging to the earth for dear life. Like life itself. It reminds me of the old Jewish sayin:"when you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!

Dianne said...

I love the trees!!

Laurie Keller said...

The lop sided look is what makes it a fantastic pic. Those roots are very cool too! Thanks for checking out my Sky Watch shot ... have a great weekend!

Rambling Round said...

I rather like the lopsided look!

Minkydo said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos today.

Quilly: I have used Picasa before, but haven't played with it much in a long while. I may re-download it and investigate it some more. Thanks!