Bark Tales


“Trees are your best antiques.”

~Alexander Smith

 

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Montezuma Cypress

 

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Sugar Pine

 

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Old Man Joshua Tree

 

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Eucalyptus Glow

 

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Giant Redwood

 

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Monterey Cypress

 

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Palm

 

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Ponderosa Pine

 

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Furrowed

 

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Eucalyptus and Beetle

 

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Caught I

 

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Caught II

 

 

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102 comments

  1. Ooh I enjoyed these – getting in so close really does reveal extra texture and the uniqueness of the bark of each species. Walking in forests with tree fundis I have learnt that being able to recognize tree species from the bark can be especially useful when the leaf canopy is high and the foliage of different trees is intertwined. But besides that, as your photos show, the bark patterns can be distinctive works of art.

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed this collection, Carol. I am captivated by the colors and patterns of bark and as you said, the close-up framing celebrates their artistic beauty. Thanks so much for taking some time to view. ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Such a creative post, Jane. The diversity of bark and the tales it could tell… especially the shot of the Giant Redwood. There is something majestic in everything about Redwoods, and now you’ve shown the bark itself tells its own tale. The eucalyptus glow was the other. I had to pause and wonder about its story as well. Wishing you a great final week of ’22 and look forward to what you bring us in the year ahead. Take care, and Happy Holidays.

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    • Happy you enjoyed these bark studies, Randall. Thanks so much. I really got into the idea of isolating the patterns and colors realizing how unique each type is. And yes, the stories they tell. Hope your travels are going well!

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  3. The variety of design and texture all put together like this is amazing. You’ve created a wonderful set and refreshing way to look at trees. Great work. All my best to you and yours in 2023!

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    • Hi Denise, So glad you enjoyed these– I am pleased with the way the collection hangs together as a theme. I am enjoying seeing how unique the patterns and colors are to each type of tree. Thank you! Happy New Year and I wish you many happy hours with camera in hand. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. A wonderful collection, Jane. It looks fabulous! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽ„

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  5. @Jane Lurie you have amazing selection and combination of words.great

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  6. You’ve done what I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – made a very successful post about bark. I have many images keyworded, “bark” in LR but when I look at them, they don’t quite work. These really do! You’d never guess that “Caught I” is my pick but I do really like the way you abstracted the textures and colors of the rest of them, excellent in every way. And trees are the best antiques, who knew? I love that quote! You did a bark post once before, didn’t you? Wonderful series, Jane!

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    • Thank you so much, Lynn! I know this theme is right up your alley…or tree. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve posted bark images in the past but have finally honed my collection focusing on the tighter compositions which I am excited about. The Caught images are fun to give homage to the vibrant leaves and I promise, I found them that way. ๐ŸWishing you and Joe a wonderful holiday!

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  7. A total delight!! Loved seeing the tree bark up close, Jane, and highlighting the bark without the rest of the tree is impactful. It’s eye-opening how different the bark is for every species. I really appreciated your efforts to identify the tree too, it made a big difference to me. I was pleasantly surprised that I recognized the redwood bark on first sight. Fun to see the caught-leaf photos, too. Although I enjoyed each photo immensely, studied them, I especially liked the Eucalyptus Glow–amazing all the color! Many thanks, Jane.

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    • Thanks so much, my nature loving friend. That means a lot. I’ve been working on these for a while and became especially enamored with the tight shots on the trunks. The public gardens here help with identification- kudos for knowing the redwood – that Eucalyptus was such a colorful surprise. Wishing you and Athena a wonderful holiday season!

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  8. You’re definitely barking up the right trees. Interesting collection.

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  9. Nice photo and really trees are so unique

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  10. Amazingly beautiful

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  11. So beautiful, everyone has its own secrets ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  12. I KNEW I was going to LOVE this post as soon as I saw the title, Jane. Gorgeous! I smiled through the whole series, you never disappoint. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’•

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  13. Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. Caught I caught eye. Lovely work, Jane! Hope you guys are well! Merry Christmas!

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  14. Wonderful idea for a post! Your photos really highlight the variety in bark which is all too often overlooked.

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  15. A wonderful collection – thanks, Jane!

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  16. Oh yes! Each one worthy of MOMA. Eucalyptus Glow โค๏ธ

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  17. Caught my eye. Wonderful.๐Ÿ‘x12โฃ๏ธ

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  18. How in the world did u spot that beetle? What an eye for detail!

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  19. Woof! (โ€œWhat an interesting collection and well done!โ€)

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  20. Love all that bark: so many textures and colors. Beautiful post.

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  21. Really like that quote from Alexander Smith. Wonderful captures, Jane. No tree bark looks the same and you certainly put the spotlight on the detail very well. Each tree bark is so intricate, almost like a puzzle or looking like a maze to the eye. The leafs in the last two really bring out the texture. Hope you are doing well ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  22. terrific textures ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒ

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  23. Excellent set, Jane! Great idea to present these trees only by the textures of their trunks. The images are almost abstract relief-paintings.. love the colors as well. Beautiful post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. These are wonderful! I love bark textures!

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  25. I have been observing trees closely recently too, though my photos are no way as good as these.

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  26. That’s beautiful, Jane. Together with the names of the trees those barks are poems of structure and colour.

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  27. You have brought the world of bark into the life of those you see this post. Thank you, Jane!

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  28. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. Bravo Jane!

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  29. Eucalyptus Glow, Caught 1 and Caught 2 really caught my eye., nice.

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  30. Amazing and beautiful textures, Jane! Trees have more types of skin than we humans do! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  31. Marvelous…. up close and personal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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