TREES

It’s a constant source of amazement to me how totally unrelated events can coincide, resulting in a further event of a like nature.

Today is one of those days. Not having created a new blog for a few days I was scratching my head for a subject as I read other blogs that had recently arrived.

Firstly, I came across Temasek Garden’s response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge. Pekebun had chosen ‘Trees,’ for her response.

Then I remembered that my camera club’s challenge for September is, wait for it, ‘Trees!’

To that end I’ve been ‘tree’ hunting for the competition where the image limit is six per member, three in the print category and three in the projected image category.

Eureka, a subject for today’s blog, thus bringing three unrelated events to a conclusion.

Luckily where I live, trees are an abundant part of the natural environment. Most of our streets are tree lined and the town is fortunate to have two tree lined rivers nearby. Actually, the Wollondilly River bisects town and is only a few hundred yards from my front door.

So, I only had to go for a short walk to get five of my images and the sixth is from the banks of the Darling River, many hundreds of miles from home.

The Darling River by the way is the third longest river in Australia. It is 1,472klms (915 miles) long and traverses some of the most arid areas of my home State, New South Wales.

Geography lesson over, back to my images for September’s comp:

STANDING ALONE ON A WIND SWEPT HILL NEAR HOME.
STANDING ALONE ON A WIND SWEPT HILL NEAR HOME.
ON THE BANKS OF THE WOLLONDILLY RIVER JUST NEAR HOME. INFRA RED IMAGE.
ON THE BANKS OF THE WOLLONDILLY RIVER JUST NEAR HOME. INFRA RED IMAGE.
LOOKING OVER THE WOLLONDILLY RIVER NEAR HOME. INFRA RED IMAGE.
LOOKING OVER THE WOLLONDILLY RIVER NEAR HOME. INFRA RED IMAGE.
AN OLD MAN ON THE BANKS OF THE DARLING RIVER NEAR BOURKE, NSW.
AN OLD MAN ON THE BANKS OF THE DARLING RIVER NEAR BOURKE, NSW.
AUTUMN LEAVES ON THE ROADSIDE OUTSIDE HOME.
AUTUMN LEAVES ON THE ROADSIDE OUTSIDE HOME.
AN AVENUE OF TREES IN A ROADSIDE PARK NEAR HOME.
AN AVENUE OF TREES IN A ROADSIDE PARK NEAR HOME.

The infra red images were made with my Nikon D100 converted to only make infra red images.