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Tree on the Hill by Isquiesque Tree on the Hill by Isquiesque
I have several favorite trees on this planet. There's that old tulip poplar on the Appalachian Trail whose roots and trunk conspire to make the perfect place to sit and nap after you've hiked up from Lower Mt. Cammerer. There's that gorgeous hollow tree in Cataloochee in which you can hide and feel the damp of the forest close to you. There's that old hemlock on Cannon Beach that supports the rope swing. And there's this gorgeous oak that is always so perfectly silhouetted on the hill when I'm walking the fields near Bishop's Castle.

I'm not at all surprised that I've seen the tree featured in some of =kidscruff's work: idleyes.
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Laylana Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful... It's so much amazing how he seems to blur with the movement of the ridge-line of this mountain... And a wonderful perspective of course... :)
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. This shot is very special to me. Glad you like it.
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kil1k Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
again, a beautiful photo
i love the tone and contrast on this one...and this beautiful tree... :clap:
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I *adore* this tree. I should hike past it more often than I do when I'm in the area. Thank you for the compliment and the :+fav: - any compliment/favorite from a photographer as wonderful as yourself is deeply appreciated.
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kil1k Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
if i lived close to such a landscape, i'd hike often too :)
i'll soon submit a photo of a tree i like also, covered by ice, near my work :D
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent - I look forward to seeing it!
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ikethebaby Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Student
R yes I recognise this. The morf Tree is just over this brow. hmm nice.
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :)
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olethros Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
Great pic. The slope of the hill on the foreground works nicely with that in the background and the tree is placed nicely. The sheep work great as a frame of references and fill the bottom with something interesting.
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. It's not a perfect shot, but I'm quite fond of this one. I think it's over a year old, but I remembered it and made a point of digging it out to place in the gallery here. I sort of wish some of the other trees weren't there, they seem to clutter, but, well, they're there, so...
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kidscruff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
heheh thanks for the props here jacq-i didnt realise which oak this was for a bit.....shropshire is genius for oaks...next time you are in the shire i will drive you to black rock, which is full of seriosuly old and un-touched oaks and a small cliff-about 8miles from b.c.
i like this photo a lot...dynamic horizon and the sheepys give it depth. i would comment more but i am bogged down with my journal feature comp. on the thumbshare forum and am churning through lots of work, some great, some poor.
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Howdy, X. This is an older photo - took it over a year ago, I think - and I remember that when Mash saw it he said, "Hey, I've taken a photo of that tree!" And so when I saw you feature it in one of your works, it made me laugh a little and I made a mental note to dig this file up and rework it a bit.

Originally it was color, of course, with a drab sky but bright green grass. I couldn't do much with the sky, so I drained out the color a bit to make the earth and sky play well together, which allowed the tree more of a spotlight.

In your version, did you remove the trees and fence below the oak, or is yours just taken from such a different angle that they're hidden, or what? Curious, if you get a second. I realize you're busy, so answer whenever things are calmer.

Cheers.
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kidscruff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
phew, took me a good half hour going through 90-odd deviations and commenting on them......
erm, the photo was taken down the bottom of the vallely, close to the hillside, facing colebatch.
are we talking about the same oak? towards hell-hole from fields cottage? near the weird tree stump with some disease that looks like tree cancer?
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
According to your brother, who was with me when I took this, yeah - it fits your location description. And I've compared the silhouettes several times and I'm convinced it's the same tree. But some of the elements *near* the tree don't seem to add up... must just be our points of view.
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kidscruff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
if you were in my location when i took the photo, you would be facing colebatch, about 100yds from the stream at the bottom of the valley (to your right) and fairly close to the stile at the bottom of the field. where was yours shot from??
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I *think* we took these photos from about the same spot, but my photo is aimed slightly to the left and zoomed in. So I take it, from all the discussion, that you didn't photoshop out any of the smaller trees at the base of the hill, or the fence... weird.
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kidscruff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
as far as i know there is no trees or fence at the base of the hill until the next field begins in the valley...i shall draw a map of where i mean and e-mail it to you at some point, as i am much confused.
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh. Problem is, I took this a year ago, and, though I was there just last month, I can't remember for shit precisely where I was. Send the map to your brother, and he can do some field recognaissance for us! (I've been sharing this evening's conversation with him so that he could tell me whether or not it was the same place... but just compare the tree's silhouettes - it's *gotta* be the same tree! Or maybe not. Don't know... I'm confused as well.)
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kidscruff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
phew, took me a good half hour going through 90-odd deviations and commenting on them......
erm, the photo was taken down the bottom of the vallely, close to the hillside, facing colebatch.
are we talking about the same oak? towards hell-hole from fields cottage? near the weird tree stump with some disease that looks like tree cancer?
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Hoodi-Ansari Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005   Photographer
Oaks are just fantastic, as is this photo.

Great stuff :clap:
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much.
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