Thursday, January 22, 2009

How Tall Are The Trees?

Today I want to do a little experiment. I'm not sure how this is going to work, but I'm going to do it anyway. I'm experimenting with taking photos at different angles, and I want to show you one of them.

That's not the whole experiment. I have also never posted an oddly sized photo here before, so this will be the first time. I just want to see what it will look like when it's done. And I also want to know your reactions to it.

This photo isn't really very good, but I wanted to show how tall a few of the trees were when I was out there. I still didn't quite get it, because I was to close to them. I was too close wherever I stood, there were trees all around me.

I can't remember what it was anymore, but when I was out there I saw something interesting about the length of these trees. It wasn't anything major, it was just a vague feeling that I had at the time. That's the wonderful thing about being there. So many peaceful little thoughts and ideas flit through my mind.

I was walking out of this section of trail when I took these pictures. I took the one at the top first. When I looked at my camera's viewer, I wasn't satisfied. I then took a picture up higher in the trees, but that didn't do it for me either. How was I going to get all of the scene in my shot, so I might be satisfied?

I decided it might be interesting to try just simply holding the camera sideways to take the picture. I wondered about this different angle for a photo. I've done this kind of thing before, but not for a good reason. Now I just wanted to show a few things that I couldn't show normally.

I usually don't do this because I like to keep these photos the right size for background wallpaper, just in case anyone wants one. They're free as long as nobody tries to make money from them. They're not really worth more than a good feeling anyway.

This little experiment was basically to try to show the full height of these trees. I hope it worked just a little bit. Looking up at the trees is one of the things I like to do when I'm out there. I've never been able to show it before. I hope this helps show you maybe a little bit of what I see.

I'll be back tomorrow with something all new and different, and I hope very fun for all of us. After that, it's back to my usual everyday adventures.

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  1. Yes!! It's fun, isn't? You will get addicted once started.

  2. Really beautiful scenery. lovely white

  3. Rainfield - Yes it is! When I was writing this post I began thinking of your great posts about the trees.

    Roentarre - Thanks, I just wish I could remember the specific reason I kept taking pictures of those particular trees. Maybe it was just that I liked the scenery too.