2019 WEEK 8: Trees

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero
Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

We’ve had a few weeks of indoor challenges so it’s time to get outside! This week we’ll focus on trees. You can photograph a single tree or many trees, an entire tree or just parts of it, only trees or trees as part of a larger scene. The choice is yours. If you want to further challenge for yourself, consider adding another parameter to this challenge such as:

  • A technique such as double exposure, long exposure, infrared or intentional camera movement (to name just a few)
  • A unique perspective
  • Limiting yourself to a particular focal length such as wide angle, 50mm, etc.
  • Minimalism
  • Macro

I encourage you to be creative. How might you photograph trees in a way that you haven’t tried before?

If you would like some inspiration, I encourage you to scroll through the results of this search I did for “fine art photography trees“. Also, this search on Flickr.

To recap this week’s challenge:

  • Take a new photo that contains one or more trees. Don’t forget to think about composition, lighting, mood, etc. in your pursuit of finding tree(s) to photograph.
  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday, Feb 17 and Saturday, Feb 23.
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2019photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2019 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

About thedigitaljeanie

I’m a self-taught photographer and way back when I used to love taking photos, but I allowed a business that I started in 2004 to take over my life and my photographic repertoire was reduced to quick product shots and how-to tutorials. When I joined the PhotoChallenge in December 2015, I was looking to rekindle my creativity and bring some joy back into my photography. I jumped in with both feet and have not looked back. I believe that photography can change the way we see and interact with the world around us. Some people may think that I hide behind the camera, but I feel that I experience the world in a much more intimate way when I am creating a composition in my viewfinder. In those moments distractions disappear, my mind focuses and I am fully present. It is just me and my camera capturing a moment in time that might otherwise go unnoticed. My background is as varied as the photos that I take. I’ve trained and worked as a software engineer, a massage therapist, an English teacher in Vietnam, a photo restoration artist (which is how I learned Photoshop) and for the past twelve years I have run a small software business with my husband where I have been published in numerous books and magazines, appeared on PBS television, created designs for fabric, quilts and machine embroidery and won awards for some of my quilts. It should come as no surprise that I am intensely curious about life and love to learn new things. I am blessed to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, USA in the Rocky Mountain foothills outside of Fort Collins with my husband and cat. You can find me online at: Photos: flickr.com/photos/the-digital-jeanie/ Day job: KaleidoscopeCollections.com Facebook: facebook.com/jeaniesa