Wendy Stanford  

Red River Gum by Wendy Stanford

January 2020 - Red River Gum

About the Image(s)

Taken with a Canon 7D F11, 1/50, ISO 100

This is an Australian Red River Gum in a dry river bed, even if there is no water on the surface there

is water below and their long roots extend down like huge straws to soak up the water,

the root system can be just as large as the above ground parts of the tree.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
I love the way that you've filled the frame with the tree and its branches. The almost pastel colours, the yellows and oranges and blues, look at once natural and over-wordly. There must be many opportunities, in different lighting situations, where you can keep revisiting this, and similar, trees?   Posted: 01/07/2020 18:42:19

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Thank you for background on the tree.

The leaves make me think of someone with a pair hair day, and sun to in back of the image allow us to see allow to see image come alive.

  Posted: 01/10/2020 13:02:57

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
The tree is magnificent, with its sweeping branches and varied texture. The colors of the ground and the sky are what make this striking and beautiful. Did you shoot it in the early morning?   Posted: 01/10/2020 14:08:16

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
Thanks for the comments concerning this tree. It really makes you think about the meaning of life and what a plant will do to survive. I think the fallen branch is a nice piece of the composition and plays to the difficulty of surviving in such a climate.   Posted: 01/13/2020 18:23:28