Perspectives on Nature Photography
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Look at this strangely corrugated trunk of a California redwood tree (Sequoia sempervirens) that I saw on October 31 of last year in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
© 2017 Steven Schwartzman
Written by Steve Schwartzman
February 23, 2017 at 5:12 AM
Posted in nature photography
Tagged with abstract, California, forest, nature, patterns, redwood, tree
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That is fascinating. I wonder what could have caused that? It is obviously mine, as I see an “M” in the bark 🙂
February 23, 2017 at 5:23 AM
But the M makes it Mine as well.
February 24, 2017 at 12:38 AM
Nope. I called dibs.
February 24, 2017 at 7:05 AM
Okay, you can have it.
February 25, 2017 at 1:24 AM
February 26, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Nature’s marvel! 😯
February 23, 2017 at 6:01 AM
This was a strange one, no doubt about it.
February 24, 2017 at 12:39 AM
Ok, that’s officially one of the coolest trees I have ever seen :).
February 23, 2017 at 6:10 AM
A closeup of this could have served as one of your mystery pictures.
And it would have been a hard one for sure!!
February 24, 2017 at 6:02 AM
Maybe it’ll inspire you to do an occasional post in your suspended series.
February 25, 2017 at 1:25 AM
I don’t see it in the near future, but maybe one day. I’m too addicted to reading right now :).
February 25, 2017 at 6:58 AM
Reading’s a good addiction: I’m an addict too.
February 25, 2017 at 1:48 PM
This is so cool! It’s kinda ugly and beautiful at the same time😄
February 23, 2017 at 8:05 AM
That’s a good way to put it. There are people like that, too.
February 24, 2017 at 12:42 AM
February 24, 2017 at 8:17 AM
Crazy bark. I also found an unusual bark on a local chestnut. http://bit.ly/2kQgoqk
February 23, 2017 at 9:10 AM
We could use these two pictures to emBark on a photo project.
February 24, 2017 at 12:44 AM
wow. there’s so much texture! it prompts one to reach out and touch it!
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February 23, 2017 at 10:37 AM
I don’t think I’d ever seen texture of this sort in the bark of a tree.
February 24, 2017 at 12:46 AM
Wow, that is incredibly beautiful!
February 23, 2017 at 12:19 PM
Agreed. I wonder how often this phenomenon occurs in redwood trees.
February 24, 2017 at 12:47 AM
So cool, Steve!
February 23, 2017 at 11:19 PM
The subtle colors are as beautiful as the bark is unusual. “Corrugated” is just the right word. I wonder if Jamie Wyeth was inspired to start painting on corrugated cardboard after seeing a tree like this. Probably not, but he surely would have appreciated this example of nature’s artistry.
February 24, 2017 at 9:56 PM
Speaking of the Wyeth Family, in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery (=Museum) today we saw a painting whose accompanying placard said that the painter was influenced by Andrew Wyeth.
February 25, 2017 at 1:21 AM
A work of art!
February 24, 2017 at 11:58 PM
How could I miss with a subject so compelling?
February 25, 2017 at 12:17 AM
I love the texture and the combination of dark and rich browns. I see an owl.
March 21, 2017 at 3:58 PM
Coincidentally, we were watching a nature program the other night and it had a brief view of a similarly corrugated redwood tree. Maybe the corrugation isn’t so unusual for this species.
Now that you mentioned an owl, I can sort of see it.
March 21, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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