Tall Tales From The Field

My Favorite Tree To Photograph. Trees?

A favorite tree? Who cares?  The trees care.  As a matter of fact, some well-known tree types have approached me about making them “My Favorite Tree To Photograph”  The sequoia told me that they are the largest living organism in the world.  Big is not always better. It’s hard to photograph a sequoia, you need a really wide lens.  The palm tree said they offer style and some shade in the hot desert environment. So do roofs and air conditioning.  The cottonwood said they they are extremely colorful in the autumn. So are Aspens and that’s why they are my favorite tree to photograph because of their multiple personality traits including the distinctive white bark.  Aspens look cool even without leaves.  Below are images of aspens in all four seasons.

Autumn Aspens

Distinctive Knotty Bark Aspen Panorama

Aspen-lined Road

Kaibab National Forest Spring Aspens


Yellowstone Spring Aspens


Flower-lined Summer Aspens

Summer Aspens

More Flower-lined Summer Aspens

Kolob Aspens

Summer And Autumn Aspens

Autumn AspensEarly Autumn Fluorescent Aspens


High Sierra Autumn Aspens

Kolob Autumn Reflection

Mirrored Autumn Aspens


Classic Teton Autumn Aspens


Dixie National Forest Winter Aspens

6 responses

  1. Wonderful series and trees!


    March 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

  2. Great set of great images!


    March 29, 2014 at 6:32 AM

  3. Brian Palmer

    Did you know that trembling leaf aspens have a flat petiole (leaf stem) that allows them to move from side to side in even the lightest breeze?
    This near constant movement gives rise to the term, ‘Trembling.’ Try photographing them with a slow shutter for an interesting effect/


    March 30, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    • That’s great idea, I’ll try that. I’ve heard them called quaking aspens as well because for the same reason


      March 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM

  4. Nice tree pictures


    July 23, 2014 at 6:49 PM

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