Maple Leafs and Birch Trees


I was giving a challenge by my good friend Bill Whittaker who is known for his acrylic and oil painting.You can explore his website here.

http://billwhittaker.scarf.ca/

Bill ask me to take some photos of Maple Leafs and Birch trees.Okay so off I went and spent a couple evenings searching.I knew where Birch trees grew in large numbers.But I had to find Maple trees grown there too.I came across several candidates to work with.The above photo is one of the better ones.I pulled down a branch of Maple leafs in front of the Birch tree to give me foreground.I also tied it off a short distance of a foot or two from the Birch tree for added depth.The front leafs are basically yellow while the Maple leafs behind the Birch tree are red.In the V of the Birch tree are some green leafs.Giving excellent contrast.There is always a lot of detail in a Birch tree plus the whiteness.

Everyone can Identify with the White Birch.Unfortunately there has been a lot of die-offs due to some kind of disease.This is a little different from my normal style of photography.It was a nice change to go searching for this type of composition.

Well that is it for this time.Happy Trails

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~ by kenben on 10/01/2012.

4 Responses to “Maple Leafs and Birch Trees”

  1. Thanks Ken. I am anxious to paint the photos. Hope you had a good trip to OSA.

    Bill

    Bill Whittaker Original Artwork:

    http://billwhittaker.scarf.ca/

    “Don’t regret growing old, it’s a privilege denied to many.”

  2. Hey Ken, The colours are so vibrant. This is a wonderful rich palette. I can touch the trees with my eyes. Thank you for taking more close-ups. Your eye is a treat for us all! Diane

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