Trees are also interesting to photographers because their appeal changes depending on whether or when they are seen from up close or far away. From a distance, trees truly look like flowers, their thousands of leaves forming singular colorful clouds floating over wiry stocks. From up close, photographers find equal fascination in the smaller details that reveal themselves. The shapes of the leaves, growths of mushrooms, moss and plants, richly textured bark, all leading up to an elaborate network of branches, each one baring a smaller branch, upon which an even smaller branch grows, and so on and so forth.
On top of this all, trees are the pulse of the seasons, their life cycles passing from the naked branches of the winter, to the small green buds of spring, then the lush green leaves of summer, and finally the blood red foliage of an autumn forest, before the leaves break away for the cycle to start anew.
Trees are visually exciting subjects, alive and in a constant state of change. Share your own images of trees by tagging them with #trees.