Another Monday morning is upon us… well, upon me-you may have already passed through yours and are moving into your afternoon or evening.
Around these parts, Monday also signals a brand new ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’. On Friday, my buddy Dale offered the challenge for the week: ‘The Trees’ is the idea he put before us and it took me a good portion of the weekend to decide on the images I wanted to use.
*Check out Dale’s Monday post right here.
When it comes to trees, you won’t get far here in San Francisco without mentioning the magnificent Golden Gate Park. I knew I wanted to dip into my GGP archives for this challenge and I have LOTS of park shots.
A few facts:
Golden Gate Park is HUGE as in one thousand, seventeen acres huge. It also stretches three miles from east to west, and half a mile from north to south. I used to think it wasn’t as big as New York City’s Central Park, but Central Park is only eight hundred and forty-three acres, so there you go.
Note: Here’s a link to some Golden Gate Park information. Some of t you may know- some of it… now so much.
There are almost too many great spots for tree shots in the park, with plenty areas I’ve yet to explore. I include four photos with the hopes it’s enough to show off some of my favorite areas.
Tree leaves and branches are what usually draw our eyes first, but I stop to check these massive tree roots out every time I pass them. I can’t tell you why they’re exposed this way, but I’m drawn to them. I also decided to give it a sepia tone treatment. (Oh, there’s a waterfall to the left of these roots I’ll have to add to a future post.)
I finish with a shot that hopefully shows the expansiveness of the park, its wide open space, tall, tall trees, reflections through still water- lots of small man-made lakes in the park. The small structure over in the bottom left corner must be about ten feet high, but you’d never know it in this shot. It’s a cool bit of contrast to my eye.
So there you have it, my take on Dale’s prompt, ‘The Trees’ for our ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’. I’ll link up Dale’s contribution later today so you can see that too.
Considering joinging the challenge? It’s not that hard. Create your post with atitle somewhat similar to the one you see above or at Dale’s site. Copy your post’s URL and paste it into the comment section of this or Dale’s challenge post today. Lastly in your tag section, add our world-famous tag, #CosPhoChal and you’re done!
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