It would be quite lovely, almost graphic, without that contrail. Not sure if you did it on purpose (including it) or did not notice, but I find it distracting.
I did it on purpose. I thought it would make the BG slightly more interesting.
I wonder if the artist has ever heard of the Haudenosaunee 'False Face' society. Masks were carved into and then separated from living baswood trees. The carving must be very fresh in this image - once the ground thaws out and the sap starts running the face will be unrecognizable and eventually completely buried. But the artist will still be aware of it, and maybe that was the point.Mike.
Like your top one!
Taken on the same walk as the previous one.
The full-size image is about 27 GB - a pano, obviously
Shoulda posted Feb 14.
I'm guessing really old maples based on the growth form. Nicely done.Mike.
You know, sequoias and redwoods (among the world's largest trees) have really shallow root systems. They grow in groves because the roots of nearby trees all intertwine and form a group support network. The trees literally hold each other up.