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.

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


~ 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 Whittaker Original Artwork:

    “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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