Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rock Creek Park: Texture

Deeply-etched tree bark

Tree graffiti. I hope Tara and Kevin are still together
so the desecration of this tree was worth it.

Lichens growing out of a dead log

Peeling bark

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 4/08


Bobbie said...

I LOVE this post of tree bark. The textures are amazing. I can't identify the graffiti tree, it doesn't grow in ET, but I can identify the last: Lace Bark Elm, a beauty.

Maya said...

I love these photos! Bark has always fascinated me. Those poor trees with the etchings make me sad. Those people should have someone etch something on their skin and see how they like it!

RuneE said...

I really enjoyed those textures, especially the first one.

There is always a subject if your senses are keen.

PS Thank you for the kind comment!

D.C. Confidential said...

Bobbie: I really had fun with this one. And thank you for giving a name to that last tree. I've been wondering ever since I photographed it!

Maya: Bark is amazing in all its varieties, isn't it? I miss cottonwood trees and their paper thin bark. We don't really have a lot of those out here like they do in the intermountain west.

Runee: I love the depth of the bark on the first one! And you're so right: there's always a subject if you look a little harder. As for my comment, you're welcome!

b.c. said...

i really like this series specially the first one. nice to see the trees leafing out and all the bark textures. they're all lovely photos

D.C. Confidential said...

B.C. Thanks! This is one of the few lovely, uncongested places in the city. I quite like it.

The Artful Eye said...

Gorgeous texture and photos. I love trees so it goes without saying anything about them is wonderful.

D.C. Confidential said...

Andrea: Thanks! I love trees, too, in all their variety. (Although, the tree in my back yard could do with some major topping or outright removal. It's diseased and the previous owner damaged it by hacking at its roots to put in a new driveway. Sad, really.)