Photography: My Shot — a Tree with Character

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

— William Blake —

A Tree with Character - Rocky Mountain National Park

While hiking along the Glacier Gorge Trail to Loch Lake, we came across an evergreen tree nestled off to the side of the trail. The photograph is not technically excellent, but I like the way it shows the character of this tree. It appears to me that this tree has been in this location for a long time and it has had to fight to survive.

Look at how the roots encircle that large rock in the middle and how the other roots are “hugging” smaller rocks at the base. The roots are running shallow along the earth which denotes how hard the ground is in that area. This tree is holding on and fighting for life.

This is survival of the fittest at work!

 

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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 170 (Lembert Dome from the Woods 4/8)

Lembert Dome could be seen periodically as we hiked

Lembert Dome as seen from the trail as we hiked

From time-to-time, we could garner glimpses of the dome as we hiked. In the picture above, we could see a section of the top of the dome. Of course we couldn’t be too sure which exact wall we were viewing, but it was gratifying to see it getting larger and closer as we hiked up the hill.

From this vantage point, Lembert Dome looked much like Half Dome did when viewed from the woods near Mirror Lake.

 
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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 29 (Hetch Hetchy Wooden Bridge)

A Wooden Bridge Along the Wapama Falls TrailThis small, wooden bridge along the Wapama Falls Trail in Hetch Hetchy conjured images of the era of John Muir

Most hikers enjoy a path or trail that has a canopy which offers some relief from the sun on hot days. On an overcast day it can also provide dramatic lighting and atmosphere. As you can see, this path was along the waterline of the reservoir and combined the best of the woodsy ambience along with a view of the lake. It was the perfect complement to the beautiful surroundings.

 
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