Trees in silhouette

Volume 10, Issue 21; 16 Mar 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

I have a weakness for trees in silhouette. Here in New England, the (second-growth) forests are so thick that it's uncommon to see individual trees. Not so everwhere.

Last week, I bought my first terabyte of disk. Well, not my first terabyte in an absolute sense, of course, but the first terabyte I've ever bought all at once. It cost less than $400.

Half that terabyte went into a server in the house so that I could get all my digital images online in one place. The other half consolidates my backups of those images.

I did this so that I could deploy my photgraphic metadata application in earnest. I'm slowly going through all my images adding, at a bare minimum, where they were taken, why I was there if it was some sort of event, and who's in them. I try also to indicate what the subject was: trees, clouds, sunsets, oceans, night, cityscapes, squirrels, geese, flowers, etc. I haven't built the searching infrastructure yet, but that'll be one of my next “free time” projects.

Of roughly 20k images, I've done around 6.5k. I've got a ways to go. The trick will be never to fall this far behind again!

The point of this essay, if it has one, is that this sequential journey through my archives has turned up a number of nice images I'd forgotten about. In the case of a trip to England in March 2004 (after the W3C Technical Plenary), a number of trees in silhouette.

I have a weakness for trees in silhouette. Here in New England, the (second-growth or subsequent) forests are so thick that it's uncommon to see individual trees that really stand out. Not so everywhere.

I adore the way the oak trees stand out on the rolling hills of northern California, especially in the autumn when they're surrounded by spectacularly golden grass. They look awfully good in the spring too, when they're surrounded by spectactularly green grass.

I'm also very fond of the way individual trees stand out in the hedge-rows between fields in England.

I think all of the shots here are from that one trip to England, but I'm sure there are others somewhere in the images I have yet to review.

Comments

Ah someone that shares my love for trees in silhouette. I don't own a camera but I often find myself frustrated of that fact for the very reason that I come across a tree that is outsanding in the English country side.

Those are nice photographs for sure.

—Posted by Sylvain Hellegouarch on 16 Mar 2007 @ 11:15 UTC #