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Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« on: June 08, 2019, 04:44:06 pm »

Late May 2019.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 09:14:26 pm »

very fine. 1 and 2 my favourites.
all the best,
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 09:58:20 pm »

Thanks, Sandro.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 01:14:42 am »

Wild indeed. And some even indecent.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 03:06:21 am »

Initially, I wondered who Wild Martha was, and how she earned the epithet. I suspect some of these would respond well to a B&W conversion.

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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 07:36:34 am »

Thanks all.
Jeremy, I may try the B&W conversions when I have time.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 08:06:05 am »

Does anyone know what kind of trees these are?
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 08:39:53 am »

Nice group
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 08:47:07 am »

very fine. 1 and 2 my favourites.
all the best,
sandro

Agreed.

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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2019, 08:55:42 am »

Does anyone know what kind of trees these are?
Many of the ones with this twisted appearance are Oak trees of some sort. The ones growing within a couple hundred meters of the coast are the most twisted, from the strong coastal winds. The same trees a little further inland are tall and erect, protected from the winds by the other trees.

To be sure, I'll have to ask "Wild Martha" the next time I see her.   ;)

P.S. A local newspaper article suggests that little is known about the original Martha, and even whether or not she had an actual vineyard here is in question.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 10:02:57 am »

Thanks Eric.
I visited the Vineyard earlier this spring and wondered about these trees myself. Your images make a nice, location-specific set.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2019, 10:30:12 am »

Love the design and movement in #2, Eric.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2019, 06:21:35 pm »

Love the design and movement in #2, Eric.
That tree was even more contorted than some of Michel Ezra's dancers.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2019, 09:12:42 am »

Fantastic, they look tentacular and ready to grab anything that comes in near them.
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2019, 01:08:48 pm »

Just spotted these. Until I saw the surrounding foliage, I never would have imagined the tree trunks could be so light. You have to see these large to do them justice. I like the light airiness of the set. The second is no doubt a Medusa tree with outstretched twisted branches, each with hidden hands. You undoubtedly cropped them to hide the gruesome details ;)

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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2019, 03:57:26 pm »

You undoubtedly cropped them to hide the gruesome details ;)

JR
Of course. I was afraid Jeremy might sensor them if I showed the blood dripping from the ends of the tentacles.   :D
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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2019, 05:22:29 pm »

Beautiful set, Eric. #3 and #4 are especially compelling.

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Re: Wild Martha's Vineyard Trees
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2019, 06:20:12 pm »

Thanks, Rajan.
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